Susanne Aletha Ireland

Susanne Aletha Ireland was born June 1, 1951, to Douglas Lionel Rowley and Aletha Feliz Rowley, in Healdsburg.
Susanne and her parents moved to Willits from Sonoma County in 1954 and lived most of her life in Willits, graduating from Willits High School in 1969.
Susanne was proud to be a second generation Californian on her father's side and sixth generation on her mother's. Her roots went back to the Feliz family who had the first Spanish land grant in Mendocino County in what is now the Hopland area.
Susanne is survived by husband, Robert; daughter Jeri (Steve) Matea; sons Eric (Jesica) Burch and Zechariah Ireland; granddaughters Katie Bush (David), Jenna Matea, and Zoe Alvarado; grandsons Travis Matea and Arlo Burch; great-granddaughter, Zoey Anne Bush all of California and numerous cousins.
Susanne is also survived by her cybersister, Margie Railey of Oklahoma and adored pets, Walter and Boone.
Susanne loved to travel in her little motorhome, reading and photography.
At her request, there will be no services with a private celebration of life held at a later date.

Published in Willits News from Mar. 14 to Apr. 13, 2014