A graveside service to honor the life of Susan Gail (Reed) Myers will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 at Woodlawn Cemetery. Susan passed away Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at home. She was 51. Arrangements have been entrusted to Rice Funeral Service.
Susan Gail Reed was born April 7, 1965 in Tulsa, Okla. to Larry and Carolyn (Pogson) Reed. She spent her early childhood in Tulsa before moving to the Verdigris community where she completed her elementary education. To continue her secondary education, she took the school bus into Claremore. The result of this commute would forever change her life as, during these years, she made quite an impression on schoolmate Timmy Myers who would eventually ask Susan for her hand in marriage.
Following high school graduation, Susan completed beauty school and became a licensed cosmetologist. She then spent several years as a stylist working at Action Styles salon. She eventually traded this career for different occupations that allowed her to be more involved in the lives of her children as they participated in activities both through and outside of school. Part of this time, she even worked for Claremore schools where she was able to keep a close eye on her daughter and son, Sierra and Tyler.
A woman who valued family time, Susan enjoyed participating in any opportunity that would build lasting memories for the entire family. These memories were formed through: traveling and family vacationing to the mountains or to the Florida beaches, going on camping and fishing trips, through biking or swimming in the family's backyard oasis and certainly through the shared holidays and the delicious food she would prepare — always made with love.
An animal lover, small to large, Susan cared for a number of 'critters' through the years including: cats, dogs, rabbits and horses. She was always there to nurture and show kindness to others, whether fluffy and furry or to her family members and friends. One way she was able to accomplish this was by keeping her home warm and inviting — with a well lit fireplace and an open door and open arm policy.
Susan's much too brief time on earth was certainly well spent showering those closest to her with acts of love and thoughtfulness. Family members left to cherish her memory are: her husband, Tim Myers of the home; daughter, Sierra Myers and son, Tyler Myers both of Claremore; parents: Larry and Carolyn Reed of Pawnee, OK; sisters: Debbie Bartlett (Peter) of Tulsa and Andrea Wilson (Steve) also of Pawnee. She is also survived by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Tom and Sherry Myers of Claremore and a brother-in-law, Troy Myers (Tracy) of Naperville, IL.
She was preceded in death by: her sister-in-law, Shannon Myers.
Published on October 11, 2016