Susan Jones

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  • "It's hard to believe that Susie is gone. We will miss her..."
    - Heather & Joe Towler
  • "May everyone be fortunate enough,some time in their lives..."
    - Tracey Baczkiewicz
  • "I am truly sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be..."
  • "Our beautiful friend Susie was the epitome of grace,..."
    - Chuck and Barbie Park
  • "I love you forever, Mommy."
    - Julianne Jones
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Jones, Susan

Susan (Susie) Jones was one of a kind. We love her because…

• She was the matriarch… of friends, daughters, sons, grandchildren and in-laws, cats, birds, dogs, dogs, dogs, cats, and more dogs.

• Her love was the family glue in every way, and held us together often in more ways than we knew.

• She found joy in people, place, and culture of everywhere she traveled and lived. She was the ultimate tour guide and could amaze anyone with her knowledge of the archeology, arts, and history of the places she took friends - and her fascination grew yours.

• She didn't have a pretentious bone in her body.

• She sang goofy songs and despite our eye rolling, they became endearing.

• She threw lavish, joy-filled parties â€" the most memorable included a marching band on the front lawn, another where guests walked the streets of Beverly Hills with endless flutes of champagne and toured jazz clubs, - but all were filled with great friends, dancing and good times.

• Her closets might've held toilet paper, coats, party supplies, heirlooms, and dog food all in one, but she knew where everything was.

• You could always count on her knowing the best restaurants. While dining she was likely to befriend strangers, ask them to join her, and offer to show them all of New Mexico.

• She would literally give you the blouse off her back, earrings off her ears and more â€" and did. She was generous to all and always, and gifted in knowing which things were not important, and which were.

• She drank boxed wine & fine Chardonnay, alike WITH ICE. Loved sucking on lamb bones and eating cake icing flowers whole.

• She looked for reasons to laugh and love everywhere, but felt deeply not only for her losses, but yours.

• She was a gifted cook renown for her Shepherd's pie, chicken enchiladas, and pie crust (made with a pillowcase over a butcher block).

• For becoming active in AFS and host to international students from Finland, France, Portugal, Paraguay, Japan, and beyond.

• Despite her extreme fear of flying, she took ten trips a year to visit her children and grandchildren across the country.

• She eased the tight hold her husband Peter had over both his emotions and wallet â€" into a more expressive, spontaneous, generous father who learned to express love more often.

• Above all she wanted nothing more than to be loved and liked and to be assured that you knew how much she loved and believed in you.

• She was fiercely loyal to all and had more dear friends than most can count.

Susan Schon was born in 1944 in Glendale, CA. She graduated from the University of Redlands in 1966 with a degree in Spanish. She married Raymond Whitmus the same year. She had twin daughters Julianne Marie and Jennifer Grace, and a son, William Charles. In 1975 Ray died suddenly. In 1978 Susie married Peter Frank Jones who had two daughters, Lisa Ann and Robin Lynn. In 1987 they adopted four-years-old, Daniel Yves Lane.

Susie died peacefully in her sleep February 13, 2017 at age 72.

In lieu of flowers the family would be grateful for donations to AFS.

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Published in Albuquerque Journal from Feb. 19 to Feb. 21, 2017