Susie ROWE
1950 - 2016
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ROWE, Susie Susie Rowe, age 65, passed away at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital on June 1, 2016, after battling cancer for two years. She was born in Oberlin, Ohio on June 7, 1950, daughter of William (Bill) and Angie Belfiore. She is survived by her husband, Mark; 3 children, Rich, Andy, and Jenna; daughter-in-law, Libby; and by her parents. As a young child, Susie moved to Santa Rosa, California where she grew up and later graduated from Montgomery High School. She has been married to husband, Mark for 34 years. Susie loved her work as a cosmetologist and a teacher's aide. She loved spending time with her three children, husband, and two dogs. One of her favorite things to do was take a ride locally with her husband and children to some of her favorite places, Sausalito, Healdsburg, Calistoga, and Bodega Bay. She loved camping with her family and loved to cook as well. Her husband and children remember her for making the most wonderful meals from scratch. Susie was known for making the holidays feel special each year, making the most delicious holiday dishes and decorating the house. She loved dancing and listening to music from the 60's and 70's. Susie attended many concerts with her husband over the past few years. Some of her favorite bands included The Doobie Brothers, The Beach Boys, Creedence Clearwater, Three Dog Night, and The Temptations. She always made sure her husband and children were taken care of and felt special throughout the years and they will all remember the wonderful times they shared with her. She will be dearly missed by the heart's she has touched over the years. An outdoor service will be held at the Veterans Patio at Santa Rosa Memorial Park, 1900 Franklin Ave. at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2016.

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Published in Press Democrat from Jun. 5 to Jun. 6, 2016.
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June 1, 2020
Sue is still often in my thoughts and mind - especially her laugh. Last saw her in SafeWay - a chance meeting. I hope you all continue to appreciate what a wonderful person she was. Sue Ellen Bolt and Family
Sue Ellen Bolt
May 31, 2020
Hi Mark. Anniversaries are important, even in circumstances like these. What I remember most is what a loving husband you were. I learned a lot witnessing your commitment in those last months. Hope you are well, and I look forward to seeing you soon. Jeff
jeff Argentine
May 30, 2019
I continue to miss seeing Susie in town and also getting a call from her now and then. I am hopeful that time has helped you all - Mark, Andy and Jena - move on from your loss. I especially think of her during the holidays as she delighted in planning wonderful family dinners and celebrations. It was wonderful to have known such a caring and sensitive gal. Sue Ellen Bolt and family
Sue Ellen Bolt
June 15, 2016
Mark & Family

I knew Sue since early in our family days. She was a wonderfully sweet and caring person. I know her family was the most important thing in her life and she always saw the bright and wonderful side of people. I would run into her now and then in town lately. I regret that I was out of town in the midwest and did not know of her passing until just today. Healing and comforting thoughts to all of you.

Sue Ellen Bolt and Family
June 8, 2016
So Mark, I hardly knew Susie, but oh, have I learned to know you threw this last year. I am, of course, sorry for your loss -- I don't know how I will deal with Carol not being part of my living if that is the way fate decides. But I am sure it will be the trial of my life. I so admire how you have supported Susie through these last trying days, days that I know felt like years. When I can help, let me know. I will always be there for you. ALMOST, like you were there for Susie. But then I know that's not possible.
June 6, 2016
To Mark and family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Scott and I ran into Sue last year and as she always was, so happy and upbeat.
Deepest Sympathy,
Scott and Marilynn Sullivan
June 6, 2016
Dear Susie,

I came to live with your family in 1956 from Wellington, Ohio and attended the SRJC for that year. You were a precious six year old girl at the time. Your family treated me so well, and you mom cooked wonderful meals and fattened me up on her chocolate chip cookies. You resemble both your mom and dad so much. They were best friends with Iona and Harold Auble who were my aunt and uncle. I am so happy I knew you and that you grew into such a beautiful woman, and a great wife and mom. God Bless your soul, Susie.

Much love,
Sonja (Auble) Melatti of Grants Pass Or.
June 5, 2016
Hi Susie,

Since I met you, there has always been something that kept "us" bumping into each other around Santa Rosa. These last two years, it happened more often and I think it was for a reason, to bring you hope & good spirits when you were not feeling well. You have always been in my thoughts and prayers since you were diagnosed. You will always be remembered in my heart.
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