Virginia Susan "Sue" Weller (75) of Bozeman, passed away of lung cancer on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Throughout her life she seemed to create a cherished memory with each person she touched.
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Born in Cortez, Colo. on Jan. 9, 1939, Sue was the second child of Clare (Wagner) and Wayne Bauer and baby sister to Ann (Bauer) McGregor. Sue's early years were spent in southwestern Colorado, helping with family chores and spending time in the great outdoors and living a rural kid's life. She often recollected her time living at a ranger station in the Animas Valley north of Durango, Colo. when her father worked for the Forest Service. In 1957 Sue graduated from Mancos High School in Mancos, Colo. and then moved to California to work in the travel industry. She returned to Colorado, where she worked as a bookkeeper and lived in a Boarding House on Pearl Street in Denver. It was here that she met and later married Gary Weller. The couple moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho, where together they raised three children.
Sue was a strong, independent woman whose integrity and loyalty touched anyone with whom she crossed paths. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, spending time with her schnoodle, Maggie May, and, most of all she enjoyed her children. She will be greatly missed and never forgotten by her family and friends.
Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Clare (Wagner) and Wayne Bauer; firstborn daughter, Lori; nephew, Martin McGregor; and many uncles and aunts.
She is survived by her three children, Paula (Mark) Tedsen of Big Sky; Mark (Kari) Weller of Vancouver, Wash.; and Traci (Kevin Retchless) Weller of Bozeman; sister, Anne (James) McGregor; grandchildren, Kacie Anderson, Ed Anderson, Connor Weller, Justin Weller; the father of her children, Gary T. (Annelle) Weller of Rigby, Idaho; nieces, Cheryl (Sam) Slack and Michelle McGregor; nephew, Michael McGregor and her beloved schnoodle, Maggie Mae.
A Rosary Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. and a Memorial Mass will be held at 12 p.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Following Memorial Mass, beginning at 2 p.m., the family welcomes friends to celebrate Sue's life and legacy at 15 Prospector Trail, Bozeman, MT 59718.
The family would like to thank Bozeman Deaconess Hospice and Dr. Kathryn Borgenicht for their gentle care of Sue. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Building Fund or to Bozeman Deaconess Hospice.
Friends and relatives may visit online at www.yourtribute.com to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family. Dahl Funeral Chapel in Bozeman made the funeral arrangements.
God looked around his garden and found an empty space, then He looked down upon this earth and saw your tired face. He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best. Mom, you will always be in our loving thoughts and forever in our hearts.
Dahl Funeral Chapel
300 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on June 24, 2014