Christina Sue Vess “Suzie” (neé McEwen)

Sept. 19, 1949 – Jan. 17, 2019

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Suzie, our loving and devoted mother and friend to all whose lives she touched, on January 17, 2019. Suzie was born on September 19, 1949, in Los Angeles, Calif., and has been a resident of the Kern River Valley for over 45 years, raising her family here.

Suzie was the beloved wife of the late Bobby Vess; much loved mother of Aaron Pulido (Christine) and Lisa Diede (Jim); cherished grandmother of 11; great-grandmother of 18; daughter of the late Dick and Colleen McEwen; remembered by her many nieces and nephews; and sorely missed by her many friends in the Kern River Valley.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at Weldon UMC, 20021 Highway 178, Weldon, Calif., 93283, on February 9, 2019, at 11 a.m. A reception and time of fellowship will follow in the Social Hall.

Suzie was most comfortable in her jeans and shorts. Please honor her by wearing yours, if you so choose, on this day. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Parkinson’s Foundation at, or 1-800-473-4636. She will be laid to rest with her husband, Bobby, at Bakersfield National Cemetery.