After a long and loving life, Sue Shoaf, age 87, of Firestone, Colorado, died peacefully in her sleep Friday evening May 20, 2016.
Born Sue Chestnut on July 23, 1928, at Frost, she left West Virginia after high school graduation to work at the National Weather Bureau in Washington, D.C. There she met her husband to be, love of her life, John Shoaf, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania. They married in 1950 and moved to Boulder, Colorado, in the early 1950s where Sue spent the rest of her life.
She was a homemaker, a bookkeeper at Watts-Hardy Dairy and spent many years volunteering as a cook in the kitchen for the First Baptist Church. She loved cooking and baked many cakes for weddings and other celebrations she catered. She and John traveled extensively, visiting hundreds of National Parks in the United States as well as many countries overseas.
Sue lived a loving and healthy life and succumbed to congestive heart failure after a brief illness.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Wayne Shoaf, and wife, Melinda; a daughter, Alison Gortz, and husband, Steve; two grandchildren, Steph-anie Gortz and Michael Gortz; a brother, Russell Chestnut, and wife, Maria, and a sister, Nancy Edens.
Funeral service is May 26 at the Pine Street Church in Boulder, Colorado. Interment will be in Mountain View Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Pine Street Church of Boulder, 1237 Pine Street, Boulder, CO 80302.