Susan Kay Worthan
  • 18 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 21, 1957
  • Date of passing: Nov 25, 1975
Let the memory of Susan be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Susan Worthan, 18, born on July 21, 1957 and passed away on November 25, 1975. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Sandra Dunlea on 22nd July 2017

"Thinking of you on this very special day. I miss seeing you. I miss your smile and laughter. Forever in my heart, thoughts and memories. One day, we will meet again, my friend. LOVE you !!!!!"

This tribute was added by Barbara Tigos Tatum on 14th February 2017

"Dear Susie, your smile will always shine in my heart. May your soul rest in peace. I will never forget you my little "bird""

This tribute was added by Kori Taylor (Pierce) on 18th January 2017

"Dear Susan,
     I never got to say goodbye, I had one or two classes with you and got to know you. I loved every minute I was around you. You made me look forward to class every day. You were one of a kind. Even after all this time I remember you . How cool you were to share your perfume or lip gloss with me. You were like an older sister to me. I remember finding out that you were gone and how it felt as if a shining light was extinguished. We lived down the street from you but I only knew you from classes at school. My brother and Eddie were friends. Tonight I am thinking of you and want you to know you have not been forgotten. I am grateful to have known you for that short time. Lighting a candle in your memory."

This tribute was added by Sandra Dunlea on 25th November 2016

"My dear friend, Sus. I remember 41 years ago today, like it was yesterday. I especially remember the laughter, giggles, good times and yes, sometimes tears, we shared together. MISS you, Sue. In my heart and thoughts, forever. I hope you are smiling today. Your murderer is STILL behind bars. The never ending efforts of your beautiful family and those that remember, love and miss you. Your love and spirit, lives in our hearts forever. Thinking of you. Missing you. Loving you."

This tribute was added by Sandra Dunlea on 2nd October 2016

"I would like to make a correction, re: the Parole hearing of 9-22-2016. There was a huge mis-understanding of what the "additional" 15 years meant. There is now, a clear understanding of what that express language, actually meant. There is NO additional 15 years added to the original sentence. The Commission was going through the lengths of denial, for the record. The Commission STARTS with 15 years and then, works their way down, explaining WHY each one is not appropriate, until they get to the length of denial they are handing out. The Commissioners gave this stalker/rapist/murderer, a 3 year denial. Thereafter, the Commissioners re-assess every 3 year denial. I thank the Crime Victims Action Alliance (CVAA) for their explanation and correction of understanding. The foremost and salient point is, this stalker/rapist/murderer, was DENIED, for an additional 3 years. We continue to applaud and are grateful for, the Commission for their findings and denial. The stalker/rapist/murderer, remains exactly WHERE he belongs. BEHIND BARS!!!!! We love you, Sue, and will continue to be at the forefront, in our fight for justice for you."

This tribute was added by Sandra Dunlea on 22nd September 2016

"Sue, my beloved friend - I do not know why the note I left 2 days ago did not post. Hopefully, THIS one will. Today, was the parole hearing of the monster that murdered you. He was DENIED!!!! The Commission the Board of Parole gave him an additional 15 years and no eligibility for parole for another 3 years. The cited the reasons that we ALL, gave testimony to. FINALLY, after so many years of no recognition, they acknowledged both the stalking AND the rape and noted his continual denial of such, in spite of the extensive documentation. I SO, felt the presence of you, your Dad Ed and your Mom, Barbara, WITH us today. There will never be any REAL justice but the Commissioner's findings today, is a modicum of justice. I pray that the decision of today, allows for a bit more perpetual peace for you and your beautiful family. We were there for you today, Sue and your family and especially, your memory. Rest well, my dear friend, in the everlasting arms of God and your family. I am with you ALWAYS, in love, in thoughts and in prayers. I miss your soul, so full of love and sunshine. Sleep peacefully, my beloved sister. You are forever missed and forever, in my heart."

This tribute was added by Crystal Barrett on 4th April 2016

"For Susan-
I never knew you, but in many ways I've felt that I knew you well.
Your destiny was my teacher as I grew up three years behind you in school.
I was 15; You 18.
I never forgot what you taught all of us girls in those years long ago:
You kept us safe by the hundreds.
We taught our daughters about your innocence-how you did absolutely nothing wrong-how you happened to be enjoying your beautiful young life one minute..........
Your legacy has kept our daughters safe by the thousands.
Today, many of us girls are grandmothers and even great-grandmothers. And although over 40 years has passed, your memory still comes to mind as many of us drive past the places that remind us of you.
You remind us to be cautious and stay safe, to be patient and kind, to be grateful for the little things and that there really aren't any big things in life, (of course unless there really are). But mostly, you remind us to love each other more dearly and deeply like there is no tomorrow.
No, I didn't know you have been our guardian angel-
keeping us girls stay safe all these years."

This tribute was added by Sandra Dunlea on 10th October 2015

"Sue  -  You are very much in my thoughts during these days. We are ALL, preparing to go to the parole hearing of this monster, that so tragically, took your life away from you. We will be there for you, my friend. To face this monster. To look him square in the eye, once again. To address the Commissioners of the Parole Board. To speak on your behalf. To be a powerful voice for you and your family. To see that justice is carried out. To see, that our voice is heard. To see, that this monster stays behind bars. You are in our hearts, my friend. You are in my thoughts, my friend. You are in my prayers, my friend. You are in my love, my friend. I miss you, always. You will hear our voices. LOUD, CLEAR and INSISTENT. God is NOT sleeping. Justice may be delayed. But justice, there will be. Your family has both blessed and honored me, by appointing me as their representative. I take that honor, VERY seriously. LOVE you my friend. I KNOW you will be there, by my side on 13 October 2015 at 8:30 AM. Waiting for you, my friend."

This tribute was added by Anne Cvancara on 21st July 2015

"Bonnie's and my small group prays for the Worthan family as they continue to fight for justice and keep a dangerous man behind bars.  Susan would be proud of her siblings!  May God grant continual comfort and peace to those who have suffered such a sudden and senseless loss of a beautiful soul in their lives."

This tribute was added by Sandra Dunlea on 21st July 2015

"Dearest Susan - Yet another bright candle lit, in perpetual memory of you, my friend. You will ever be forgotten. So often, in my mind. Always in my heart. Forever, part of my soul. You KNOW the work that is being done, to keep your memory alive and in the forefront of justice. I am blessed, beyond measure, that your memory has re-connected me with your beautiful family. Thank you, dear Susan. YOU had a hand in the re-connection. It was meant to be, for YOU. I was there for you at the trial. I will be again, there for you, at the upcoming hearing. I cherish and treasure the good times we had together, the love and laughter we shared together and the long, heartfelt talks we shared together. I am blessed you shared your life with me. Never forgotten, beautiful woman. Never forgotten. In my thoughts, heart and prayers, this very special day. I love you, my friend."

This tribute was added by Sandra Dunlea on 29th March 2015

"Eddie - I rented a small home on your family's property in the early 70's and was so very blessed to know Ed, Barbara, Linda, Bob, Sue, you and Bonnie. I was among the last to see Sue, a mere few hours prior to her death. I was a prosecution witness at Brooks trial in SLO, in identifying him. This experience has haunted me, for a number of years since, all of you, never far from my thoughts and heart. I have a photo of Sue, that I took when we were at the Sunken Gardens park in Atascadero and ran upon it a few days ago. This prompted me to search further and, I have found this beautiful site and loving tribute to Sue and your family. PLEASE contact me on Facebook, under the name of Sandra Dunlea. I would love to re-connect with you and your family.
God bless you, always, dear Sue. You are often in my heart, thoughts, memories and prayers. May you forever, rest in perpetual peace and love. A beautiful soul, gone too soon. Deep and heartfelt love to you, my friend, always."

This tribute was added by Terri Day on 25th October 2014

I think of you so often. You were so much fun. I remember rolling down a hill full of Lupines laughing the whole way. You are not forgotten.
                                                  With Love, Terri (britt) Day"

This tribute was added by Anne Cvancara on 22nd July 2014

"May the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ rest in the hearts of all who knew Susan, even as she rests in His peace now."

This tribute was added by Sally Baxter on 21st July 2014

"Susan---You were always a bright star to everyone around.  I miss you but know that you are looking out for your family.

Love---Aunt Sally"

This tribute was added by Edward R. Worthan on 19th November 2013

"Dear Susan,

Your memory shall live on, although our memories have faded over the years. Your life was taken so quickly there was no time to say goodbye.You are loved and missed so dearly and I know you are in a better place.  
Here is a flower in your memory, Susan.  We will always love you and remember the good times we had with you.


This tribute was added by Linda Powell on 25th August 2013


    Wonderful memories of us in Junior High, may you rest in peace.

Prayers to the family, may your lives be blessed with the memories of her fun loving way about her."

This tribute was added by BEtsy Desimone on 24th August 2012


This tribute was added by Edward R. Worthan on 15th August 2012

"Dear Susan, You will always be remembered and cherished in our hearts. Thank you for your smile and caring and love you gave our Family. You were the light in so many people's lives. May you rest in Peace Forever with The Lord dear Susan, With everlasting love and hugs, Eddie"

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