Butts, Suzanne L.,
known as Suzy to her friends, passed away, at age 73 on Sunday, January 20, 2013 in Huntington Beach CA where she had lived for 5 1/2 years.. After returning from a 14 day Hawaii cruise on Dec 19, 2012, she suffered a stroke that put her in and out of the hospital and then a skilled care facility. She was too weak to be able to continue and took her last breath being held by her husband Bil and best friend Feeta.
Suzy was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Cliff and LaVerne Sweeney. She had a younger brother Kent who predeceased her. She was divorced from her first husband, Darrel Pedigo (now deceased); and had 3 children, Laura Pedigo, Craig Pedigo and Kristen Pedigo. Kristen died suddenly at age 37 and Suzy had grieved for her every day since.
Suzy is survived by her husband, Bil Butts, Laura Pedigo and Craig Pedigo.
Suzy had many friends and was known as spontaneous and caring sensitive person to all. She had studied nursing at Indiana University
for a few years. Suzy worked in the banking field and later in the publishing field as the Executive Secutary to the President and the Publisher of a large magazine company.
Suzy wished to be cremated and have her ashes scattered here in Huntington Beach and also later in Costa Rica just as her daughter Kristen's ashes were scattered. She and Bil spent many vacations in Costa Rica and even had a house there for a few years.
A memorial viewing is set for Friday, January 25, 2013 at Advantage Funeral, 627 Main St., Huntington Beach CA. 92648.