In Passing

Susan Warburton

Susan Warburton

Susan Warburton passed away on April 26, 2023, following a brief illness. She was mom to Jennifer (Doug) in England, sister of Phyllis in Maine, and friend to many. Whether you knew her for 50 years or 50 days, you had to love her.

Born in Greenfield, Mass., in 1944, Susan graduated from Greenfield High School and Framingham State College, where she earned her degree in education. She was a much-loved teacher in Greenfield and then Sacramento, Calif., where she moved with her husband, Warren, in 1990. They retired to Quail Creek in 2007. Warren, a World War II bomber pilot, died in 2011.

It is a testament to Susan’s capacity for love and friendship that she remained close to so many people from her past while gathering many more friends along the way.

Until health problems interfered, she could often be found on the golf course. She was Handicap Chairperson of the Quail Creek Ladies Golf Association (QCLGA) and member of the Greens and Golf Course committees. She claimed the club championship at least once. She was also co-chair of the QC Library Board and loved playing Mah Jongg.

Besides family and friends, the only things she loved more than golf were her dogs. She’d had several over the years, but her beloved shih tzus, Brandy and SuzyQ, were the last. She lost them both in 2022.

Susan leaves a big hole in the hearts of all her long-time friends from both coasts, along with those from golf, book clubs, the library, her neighbors, and countless others. She especially loved her neighbor and friend, Zillah Symonds.

Services are unplanned at this time, but please think of Susan when you drive past a school, hear the crack of a golf ball driven off the tee, or bend to pet a small dog.