After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Susan Louise Boughton passed in the early morning hours of October 12. She was 71. She is survived by her daughter Kelly and son-in law Zach, son Joseph and daughter-in-law Jackie, brother Jim, sister Sally, and five beautiful grandchildren: Aryssa, Beau, Kennedy, Payton, and Willow.
Those who knew Sue know she marched to the beat of her very own drummer. She loved her grandchildren and dogs fiercely, was always up for adventures near and far and had a wicked sweet tooth.
Sue was indomitable, tackling life’s challenges and joys with equal zest and running circles around the rest of the family. She was an avid tennis fan and rock star on the court, crushing many a local tournament. Her love of travel and adventure was contagious, and she joyfully arranged yearly trips for extended family and friends. Hilton Head was a favorite, where she would bike its peaceful trails for hours. She also loved ski trips to Colorado, tackling black diamonds with whoever could keep up with her.
At home, Nonny Sue was always cooking up adventures for the grandkids, from hiking up the side of a waterfall to hosting arts and crafts sleepovers to trips to Catch Air. In her free time, she enjoyed relaxing at home, cooking a favorite meal and gardening and maintaining her yard. She was also an avid reader who usually had several books going at time, from the latest Andy Carpenter novel to historical fiction on Henry the VIII, a favorite topic. She enjoyed watching tennis tournaments, sitcoms and food shows, especially “Seinfeld” and “Next Food Network Star.”
Until recently, Sue was a real estate agent. She enjoyed the many challenges and rewards of her career and built up a devoted clientele over the years.
Sue impressed everyone she met with her intelligence, humor and devotion to live life to the fullest. To honor her memory, the family will be hosting a Celebration of Life November 5. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Best Friends Animal Society in Marietta.
We miss Sue dearly but are comforted knowing she fought the good fight until the very end and is now at peace.