Susan Beetem
French Funerals & Cremations - Wyoming
7121 Wyoming Boulevard
Albuquerque, NM
Susan "Sue" Barbara Beetem

Susan "Sue" Barbara Beetem, known for her joyful spirit and love for others, passed away on July 16th at the age of 69.

Sue, a resident of Albuquerque for 38 years, was born and raised in Long Beach, CA. She truly loved her career of more than 40 years as a nurse, and in her early 60s earned a master's certificate in Healthcare Leadership from Cornell University.

Mom, wife, widow, Grammy, sister, cousin, auntie, friend, and dog mom, she loved to travel, sing, dance, and collect and create art. She also loved being active with biking, skiing, boating, hot air ballooning, going to movies, and spending time with loved ones.

Her most prized possessions were her two children and five grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Tony Todisco, together 17 years; son Gregory Max Beetem (wife Wendy); daughter

Stefanie Kaplan (husband Doug); five grandchildren Jeffrey, Victor, Izzy, Jay, and Jett; four stepchildren, dog Dixie, cousins, sister-in-law, nephews, and countless friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 17 years, Jeff Beetem, and her parents Max and


A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, July 30th, at 3:00pm at FRENCH-Wyoming. Please visit our online guest book at to leave a message for Sue and her family.

Memorial gifts can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or Habitat for Humanity.

Published by Albuquerque Journal on Jul. 25, 2021.
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Max and Stephanie, We are so deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Sue. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. The loss of a mother has no words. May you both find peace in the memories you share.
Jessica Dixon Montoya and Family
July 27, 2021
Tony, Max and Stef....and all the rest of your family....I am so sorry for your tremendous and unexpected loss. Sue was a treasured friend for decades....we met working in the ER at Kaseman in the early 80's, and we instantly bonded. I am sorry for her suffering in recent years. May you feel comforted by your many precious memories. Hugs to you all.
Nancy Yeomans
July 26, 2021
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