Suzann Gayle Ozenbaugh

Dec. 7, 1953 – May 24, 2018

 

Suzann was born on December 7, 1953, in Long Beach, Calif., to Gerald and Sue Anderson. She was raised in Lakewood, Calif., where she spent the majority of her life until her and her husband retired, and she spent the last 10 years in the Kern River Valley.

She passed away on May 24, 2018, in Wofford Heights, Calif., surrounded by her family.

Sue was a loving, caring person. She wouldn’t hesitate to help anyone. She always put others first and never had a bad thing to say about anyone.

She was a loving wife to the love of her life, Keith Ozenbaugh, of Wofford Heights, Calif. She loved him so very much and she will be deeply missed by him. They spent the last 50 years together (45 years of marriage) after meeting back in high school (Mayfair High School in Lakewood, Calif.) He loved her so very much!

She was a loving mother to her two sons: Stephen, 33, of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Graham, 44, of Bellflower, Calif. Wow, was she a great mom! She would do anything for them and loved them unconditionally.

She was a loving grandmother to her grandkids: Chloe, 18; Burgette, 18; Bailey, 17; River, 13; Tristan, 13; and Buddy, 11. Although she had been battling lengthy illnesses most of their lives, she always found ways to show her love to them.

She is survived by her loving daughters-in-law, Breezy Ozenbaugh, 39, of Huntington Beach, Calif.; Roxanne Ozenbaugh, 39, of Bellflower, Calif.; Leslie Ozenbaugh (passed away); and step-daughter-in-law Brandi Ruhland, 37, of Kernville, Calif.

Brothers-Bruce Anderson, 70, of Whittier, Calif., and Danny and Greg, who have both passed away.

Sister – Katharine Pullis (Anderson).

Cousins – Nancy, Janice and Mia. She loved them all so much!

Sisters-in-Law – Cindy and Patty Anderson.

Nieces and nephews – Ryan, Holly, Greg and Kelly.

Good friends – Debbie and John Ruhland of Kernville, Calif., and she is now reunited with her best friend, Penny Koehler, whom she has missed terribly.

Pets- She loved her dogs; she would be mad if we didn’t list them – Bobbie, Mickey and Bow. She would do anything for them! They made her so happy in life, and I’m sure she has a pack of dogs with her in heaven: Al, Bow, Buddy, Lucky and Chance.

She was loved by so many, the list could go on forever.

My name is Stephen Ozenbaugh and I’m writing this remembrance for my mom. I, too, was a resident of the KRV for several years. When she was able, she loved being at the lake and river and a few sporting events she was able to watch. She loved to hear the stories of her grandkids playing sports. Tristan winning football super bowls with the Kern Valley Bronc youth football team, Chloe playing on the high school football and wrestling team, Bailey playing softball, Burgette and River playing youth and high school softball and tennis and Buddy playing soccer.

Mom, thank you for all the love you shared with everyone and excluding no one from your love. Thank you for always having positive things to say about everything and only focusing on the good in everyone. Thank you for always having a smile on your face, even when you were sick. I am sad that you have moved on to your next adventure in this universe but I would be lying if I didn’t selfishly want you back home, even though you were sick, because I still need you, and so does Dad and Graham and the whole family. I know that you’re whole again and healthy and looking down on us all now. Please send me signs from time to time and a few shooting stars would be cool! I love you and miss you, and like I use to tell ya…I’ll see ya when I see ya!