Susan passed away at her home in Clovis on Friday, January 24, 2014, after a private battle with breast cancer
. Born on February 2, 1960, in Fresno, she grew up attending Clovis schools graduating from Clovis High School in 1978. Susan then went on to receive a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ornamental Horticulture from California State University, Fresno where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and served as President for her chapter. She later continued her education at the University of California, Los Angeles
Susan was a licensed California Landscape Architect, working in commercial landscape throughout California. Susan most recently worked alongside her husband Randy, to develop Keystone Fruit and Vegetable. Through this endeavor, they were able to provide fresh produce for a number of national food banks.
Throughout her life Susan had many passions; among them was her love for horses, art, and traveling. She won many awards for showmanship with her horses and recently had her art featured at the Fresno Art Museum's Trashique event.
Susan's greatest love in life was her two boys. She volunteered at their schools and was a constant presence in all their activities. Growing up, she loved the outdoors and took many trips with her family. Susan and Randy continued these traditions with the boys; taking them fishing on the Delta, on numerous camping trips to the High Sierra's, and many vacations to the beach.
She will be remembered for the passion and love of her two boys that consumed her, as wells as her beautiful spirit, both inside and out.
She will be deeply missed by her husband Randy; her sons, Grant and Blake; and stepdaughter Morgan. She is also survived by her parents, Roger and Roxie Petersen; brother, Grant Petersen and his wife Kristin; sister, Carolyn and her husband DanTriplett ; sister, Kathleen and her husband Matt Spain; in-laws, Roger and Ann Asadoor, and her many nieces and nephews who adored her.
A Private Burial was held on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at Academy Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m, on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at Fort Washington Country Club in Fresno. Relatives and friends are welcome at the reception.
Remembrances may be made to: American Quarter Horse Foundation, P.O. Box 32111, Amarillo, Tx., 79120 c/o Susan Roxie Asadoor; or Thoroughbred Aftercare, c/o Mr. James Hastie, 821 Corporate Drive, Lexington, Ky., 40503, also in memory of Susan Roxie Asadoor.
Published in the Fresno Bee on Feb. 2, 2014