- 66 years old
- Date of birth: Feb 16, 1946
- Place of birth:
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
- Date of passing: Sep 13, 2012
- Place of passing:
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
|Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31|
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Sue McClelen, 66, born on February 16, 1946 and passed away on September 13, 2012. We will remember her forever.
Please feel free to add a short tribute, a longer story, a picture or a song to share in memory of Sue.
"Happy Birthday big Sis! Miss you always. Almost lost Larry in January and thought he would be joining you at Heaven's Gate. Very scary time. Mom got her cast off today, after ten weeks with a broken wrist. Otherwise, she is still doing well. Guess who is back in Albuquerque? Ha! Ha! Guess you already know. You may be gone but but you are never forgotten."
"Hi Sis. I was listening to this young women sing this beautiful song the other night and it brought me to tears thinking of you and how much you are missed. It is called "Andy" and she wrote it after losing a close friend of hers. I downloaded it so you would know you are not forgotten. You are in such a blessed place to spend Christmas!"
"Today has by far been harder than it should be... they say time heals all wounds but every year it's harder and harder. My heart actually hurts from missing you. I still start to dial your phone number cuz it is burned into my mind. But then I remember your not gonna answer. And I break inside. So many things have happened I need you here for. Kody just started headstart. And he's so smart. I don't know how I got blessed with such a great kid. I love you more grandma."
"Hi Mom your anniversary of leaving us is tomorrow and I can't stand it. I miss you so much and really wish that our relationship was better than it was. I'm doing the best that I can and still struggle with the fact that you are not here with me. I love and miss you everyday."
"Happy 70th Birthday, Big Sis!! I told Mom and Larry you would just hate turning 70! You were always and now always will be young at heart. The pain of your loss is getting a little easier to bear, although I still have my days. Mom and I spend more time with the happy memories and telling funny stories of our times together. She is such a blessing. I'm sorry for the circumstances of her coming to live with me, but I am happy to be able to spend these last years of her life with her. All three of us girls were lucky to be able to spend some time with her after Bud died. I also cherish the month I had with you before I brought Mom back home with me. You are forever in my heart."
"Happy birthday grandma I miss you more than the stars. Kody is getting so big... I wish he could know u.more than just stories.. I have a interveiw today. And I know you'll be there. I love you so so much . And I hope your still proud of me.. I know I've been struggling since I left... but I'm at peace knowing your with my grandpa Bill and max. And my friend troy. I love you more"
"Hi momma tomarrow is Mothers Day and I miss you so much. I know that it's really selfish of me to want you here with me for just one more day. But I know that you are dancing with the angels and enjoying life like you should be. My heart has never been the same since you left me. I wish I had more time with you. I wish I could tell you how sorry I am for being such a rotten kid. I look in the mirror and I see you, I look at my hands and I see yours. I guess that's the sign that you are still with me. I love you Mom and miss you so much. I know deep down inside that you are with me always. Hope your mothers day is wonderful and filled with joy."
"Happy Birthday, big sister!
Thinking about you today on your special day and knowing you are no longer suffering, makes me smile. Although I miss you more than I can express and tears are in my eyes even now, it is for my selfish reasons that I want you here when I know you are in a better place. I love you more."
"My Dearest Sister,
I wish there were words that could describe how my heart is breaking today. It just seems that it still hurts as though you left me yesterday. I do believe in our Lord and I know how I am supposed to feel with you gone and I know that you are with our dearest son Paul and our sweet Tracy. That alone gives me pleasure. I went on a journey last year to commemorate your memory and that really was very special for Marty and I. It seems like I need to be in Albuquerque to be closer to you. You know how special you are to me and I know you would not like me to feel this pain. I think that the only true satisfaction I will have is when I am by your side with our loved ones walking in heaven together! May you always be surrounded in heaven with yellow butterflies and walk through a path of yellow roses and I always remember you when the wind blows through my hair. I know that all the pain you went through when you were on this earth was so unfair. I am sorry I could not help you then. I think about it a lot. The best gift I had was our last days together. Happy Birthday my sweet sister."
"I miss you more......"
"I miss you so much. I think about you all the time. Some days are harder than others, I wish I could pick up the phone and talk to you one more time. I've been sober for 11 months and it feels good. I hope you are proud of me. I love you momma!"
Becky is here with me today and we are thinking of you and wish you were here to share good memories and laughter with us."
"Well Sis, you have a new grand niece. I was hoping she would be born on your birthday, but she managed to put it off and was born Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 8:25 am. Karen and Phil named her Cora Mae and she weighed 6 lbs 4 ozs and was 19 inches. Just a little peanut, like Ava. Wish you could see her, I know you love the babies! I couldn't pick up a phone and call you but this site gives me some place to talk to you and share my thoughts with you. I love and miss your presence in my life."
"You are gone and out of sight, but I feel you with me every day and I know you are with me because I have signs that remind me of you. I love you more and miss you every day.
"Added a new song for you today. Sara posted it on her Facebook page and sent it to me, saying she missed you. It brought tears to my eyes it was so beautiful. I bought it so I could download it for my ipod and put it on this memorial site. We all still miss you so much!"
"Missing you today and always. You were always a rock and a voice of encouragement. You told me to think of you when I see yellow butterflies. I don't see them often in my area. The week after you passed when I was stopped at a red light, about 20 yellow butterflies fluttered around my car and then flew away. I couldn't help but smile and tear up. Love you!"
"Happy Birthday Susie. I keep getting these reminders in my email to send you a card, flowers, etc. Kind of like getting hit in the stomach over and over again. Still have to remind myself that I can't do that anymore. Going to take Mom to San Jose to see Ava tomorrow. Try to make happy memories on a sad day. I love you Sis"
"New Year's Eve has come and gone and now here we are Jan. 1, 2013. Ava just turned one on Sunday, wish you could see her. Got some pictures of Kody from Jefri in her Christmas card. Your great grandson is a real cutie! Just want you to know we are all keeping in touch. Missing you as always. Love you Sis."
"It is the first time I wasn't able to call you and wish you a Merry Christmas today. Tried to call Floyd but he wasn't home, hopefully he was with Shirley. Had all the family here over the weekend and Ava kept us all laughing with her antics. She likes to pat Mom on the face and explore her room now. She brightens our life but doesn't make us miss you any less! I love you Sis!"
"Thinking about you Sue. Dec. 10th is Mom's birthday and she usually celebrates it with you. I know you will be happy to know her health is much better right now. We decorated a Christmas ornament in your memory for a tree at Danari Mortuary. We will be attending a Memorial Service in your honor on Thursday. It is for those of us who have lost loved ones this past year. Love you"
"Sue, throughout our lives as cousins we wereseparated by years and by miles. It was always such fun to see you and be able to share family stories together. It was clear the love you held for your children and grands with your stories. I know you are looking down on us all and we are better here on earth knowing we have a special angel watching over us. You will be missed"
"I love you my sister! I think of you everyday. I have never seen so many yellow butterflies until you passed. Losing you and Paul have been the hardest things to bear in my lifetime. I have problems dealing with it. Just know you are there with him helps. Give him a kiss for me as I know you will and say hello to Susie Q. Bye for now, I love you!"
"Love and prayers"
"Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I have been giving thanks to God for all I am grateful for. It has been difficult as I lost two precious people within a month of each other, but I am grateful that I was allowed to spend a month with you in March and we were able to share some special time together that I will always carry with me. Thanks for being a great sis!"
"Missing you tonight Sis. Got a beautiful card from Becky yesterday. Our gypsy sister is moving again! Mom is doing good health wise. We are all still having our difficult times, but Mom really likes the Memorial Site and I find it a comfort to visit. I hope others will find some comfort in it also."
"We have been separated by miles for so many years I forget sometimes that you are not just a phone call away, then I remember and my heart aches for the sound of your voice once more. I miss you Sis."
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