Suzan Jené Wright Black died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, November 22, 2013. Born in Madera, California, on July 11, 1953, the daughter of JoRuth Wright and the late Donald Wright of San Diego, Suzan was the youngest of three children that included twin brothers Scott Wright of La Jolla and Steven Wright of Coronado. All attended Monte Vista High School in Danville, California, where Suzan was proud to be part of the school's third graduating class. Later she received an associate of arts degree from Sierra College.
Suzan married Richard Scherer with whom she had two sons, Jason and Casey. They raised their sons in Diablo, California, near where the sons still reside. Suzan moved to Del Mar in 1995 and in 2000 married William Black. They lived in La Jolla until two years ago when they moved to Fairbanks Ranch.
In addition to her two sons, her mother, her two brothers, and her husband, Suzan is survived by stepchildren, Serena Black of London, Charles Black of Newport Beach, and Alexandra Black Narasin of Atherton, California. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Hayden and Jackson Scherer, and five step-grandchildren, Grant, Electa and Charles Narasin and William and Lily Black. Eleven nieces and nephews also survive, including her namesake, Suzan Wright, the mother of two.
Suzan pursued a notable career in landscape design, and once was the proprietress of a successful garden shop in Danville. Her landscape and interior design achievements have appeared in Better Homes and Gardens and other magazines, as well as in the book, Potting Sheds. Suzan will be remembered by all who knew her for her creative design skills and her superb taste in virtually everything she touched.
There is to be a small, intimate celebration of Suzan's life at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at 2:00. Friends are invited to attend.
For friends wishing to remember Suzan with a charitable gift, her family suggests Scripps Health Foundation, Post Office Box 2669, La Jolla 92038, earmarked for either Scripps Hospice or Scripps Green Hospital where Suzan was a member of the Advisory Board.