Former Steamboat Springs resident Sue Fischer died May 31, 2008, in Wright, Wyo. She was 46.
Raylene Sue Fischer was born June 24, 1961, to Bill and Evelyn (Merrill) Willenbrecht in Riverton, Wyo. She attended grade school in Lander and graduated from high school in Steamboat Springs, where she continued to live until 1988, when she moved to Wright, Wyo., to be near her parents.
Sue was married to Bud Fischer at Keyhole State Park on July 1, 1989. The couple was later divorced, but remained friends and co-parented their daughters, two beautiful girls that she loved very much.
Sue liked to garden and had a green thumb just like her great-grandmother. She liked camping and walking and enjoyed anything that had to do with being outdoors. She loved music and puppies. Sue is remembered by those who loved her as someone who tried to make things fun for everybody, and her nickname was Suzy Sunshine. She brought a smile to everyone's faces and, when visiting with people, wouldn't stop until she could make them smile. Sue wanted to make everyone happy, but mostly she wanted her girls to be happy.
Her spirit of community service was evident, volunteering at many community functions and local organizations. Her motto was live, laugh, love. Her daughters said Sue's last day was very happy, because she and her fiance had made plans to be married in the fall and he had just ordered their wedding rings.
Sue is survived by her parents, Bill and Evelyn Willenbrecht, of Lander, Wyo.; daughters Kendra and Colter of Wright; brother Mark Willenbrecht of Greeley; sisters Kimberly Willenbrecht of Wright, and Robin Dorr of Steamboat Springs; grandmother Lela Merrill of Riverton, Wyo.; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, including Adam Willenbrecht of Wright; her fiance David Zogg of Los Alamos, N.M.; Bud Fischer, father of Kendra and Colter, of Wright; extended family left behind includes Melissa and Josh Dodd, James Fischer, and Bud and Doris Fischer of Rapid City, S.D.; special friends include Seth Rasmussen of Wright, and her "third daughter" Jocelyn Dunkin whom Sue babysat and adored; and many adored friends.
Her daughter Kendra will be attending Sheridan College, while Colter will be finishing high school in Wright.
Memorial services were held June 4, 2008, at the Wright Baptist Church in Wright, with Pastor Clay Alexander officiating. Gillette Memorial Chapel, formerly Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.
Memorials and condolences may be sent in Sue's name in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. 5th St., Gillette, WY 82716, or via the Internet at www.stevensonwilson.com.