Ida "Sue" Abourezk
July 20, 1930 – December 19, 2011
Sue Abourezk, 81, passed away on December 19, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born July 20, 1930 in Forth Worth, Texas to the late Samuel Taylor and Mattie Taylor (nee' Gates). As a Daughter of the American Revolution, Sue was proud of her family heritage and their place in American history. At the time of her passing, Sue and Bill "Ab" Abourezk had been married 62 years. Sue and Bill lived in New Mexico, Pennsylvania, New York, and California before moving to Colorado Springs in 1974. Sue was always active in PTA and volunteer activities, and many years ago volunteered as a typist to transcribe children's books into Braille. She was a long-term volunteer with the Assistance League and received much satisfaction by participating in their Operation School Bell program which provided school clothes to children in need. One of Sue's greatest pleasures was working as a docent at the Fine Arts Center. Her area of expertise there was Southwest and Native American Art History and she especially enjoyed sharing her love and knowledge of these areas with the elementary school groups who toured the facility. Sue was a lifelong learner who was always studying and reading to improve her knowledge in areas that interested her: Spanish language, ceramics, Chihuly artwork, and history. Sue worked in real estate for several years and even owned a travel agency with Bill, during which time they traveled Europe, Asia, and South America by air and sea and had both exciting and dangerous adventures. Sue was a skilled cook and seamstress and she was adept at many hand crafts such as beaded jewelry making, girls' dress and costume making, crochet, embroidery, and quilting. She and her many skills will be greatly missed. Left behind to cherish Sue's memory are her husband, Bill, her four daughters: Diana, Pamela, Cathy, and Caroline and her six grandchildren: Kristen, Christopher, Jessica, Brandon, Rachel, and Morgan.
- Celebration of Sue's Life Thursday, December 29, 2011
Ida "Sue" Abourezk
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Lowell and Sue Pippenger
December 26, 2011
Dear Abourezk Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Sue was a true Southern Belle – she was gracious and generous, and we always felt welcome in her home. Nothing meant more to Sue than her family. Even when other memories eluded her, she always talked about her grandchildren with clarity and delight. She will be missed!
Jennifer Orsund Rhea
December 20, 2011
I am so sorry to hear about Sue's passing, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you Abourezk's. who I have known in some way for so many years. I met Caroline in 5th grade, and soon her house was a place I just adored. Sue & Bill always made me feel special, and they both were always so funny. Sue seemed to know that Caroline and I were just very goofy girls. We got to do so much there, country club outings, dinners, and Easter! I spent many an Easter there. I am happy to have known Sue, and will miss her.