Susan "Sue" K. May
April 19, 1959 – July 7, 2018
Susan K May (Sue), resident of Northglenn Colorado, passed away on July 7, 2018 at her home in Northglenn Colorado, surrounded by family & friends, at the age of 59 years.
Sue was born in Sterling, Colorado to Gerald J Kloberandz & Loretta (Luckey) Kloberdanz. Sue attended Malley Elementary School, Northeast Junior High School and Northglenn High School.
Sue went on to marry her high school sweetheart, Rick and started her family life. Sue did in home daycare for many years before moving to Oklahoma with her husband and children. After 2 years in Oklahoma, Sue and Rick brought their family back to Colorado and Sue eventually ended up working for King Soopers. Sue retired from King Soopers in 2009.
After retiring, Sue and her sister started a quilting and embroidery business and began volunteering with the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Sue volunteered with Quilts of Valor from 2015 until 2018, during which time she had a hand in completing over 175 quilts for veterans and active service members. Sue also became an active member in her local police department by attending the Citizen’s Academy and later joining the Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association of Northglenn (C.P.A.A.A.N). After joining C.P.A.A.A.N., Sue began volunteering at the Northglenn Police Department in the Police Records section. During her time with the police department, Sue logged over 440 hours of volunteer time. Sue was presented with the Volunteer of the Year award in 2016 for her dedication to the police department.
Sue and her husband raised two children. While raising a family, Sue spent a great deal of time doing everyday things with her kids and attending their sporting events, concerts and recitals. After her kids grew and blessed her with grandchildren, Sue continued to stay actively involved in their lives and attend their events.
Sue was a gentle soul who listened with her heart, withheld judgement and was quick to forgive. The one lesson she wanted everyone to learn more than anything in life was the importance of family. For Sue, family was everything. Sue’s definition of family extended far beyond those related by blood. Anyone who needed a place to belong quickly became part of her core family.
Sue had a love for the outdoors and grew up spending a lot of time in the mountains hiking, camping and fishing. Later in life she discovered her love for the ocean. She and Rick took many trips to Florida where Sue found her passion for sunny beaches and a walk in the sand.
Sue will be greatly missed by her husband of 42 years, Rick May; her children: Christopher May; Jennifer Carley and her husband Eric; her grandchildren: Sabastian May; Jessy Carley; Sabrina May; Megan Carley; her siblings: Pat Kloberanz and his fiancé Mary Mueller; Mike Kloberdanz and his wife Debbi; Dan Kloberdanz and his wife Julie; Rick Kloberdanz and his partner Galan Roach; Kathy Bailey and her husband Paul; Janet Coraggio and her husband Tony. Sue was preceded in death by her father Gerald Kloberdanz.
A Celebration of Life open house will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at 986 East 114th Place, Northglenn Colorado 80233. Please join us for this casual event where we will eat, drink, play outdoor games and reminisce about our good memories with Sue. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Sue’s name to: Quilts of Valor Colorado, P.O. Box 233, Kersey, Colorado 80644.
Fond memories of Sue and expressions of sympathy for her family may be shared at the guest book below.
Quilts of Valor Colorado
P.O. Box 233, Kersey, Colorado
Susan "Sue" K. May
Tonya (Wilson) Baldwin
July 14, 2018
I have such great memories of growing up in our Wilson family, whether it was in Kansas at our grandparents, or trips to Branson, or whenever we would visit Colorado. I remember when Rick and Sue moved to my hometown and I got to be their babysitter for their kids, they were always good to me. I was able to see Rick and Sue a couple of years ago when I was in Denver and have supper with them. I was amazed at Sue's volunteer time for the police department she was an exceptional lady and will be missed. Rick, you and your family are in my prayers and I send you all my love. Tonya
July 13, 2018
I remember all the hard work she put into aunt Jewel and uncle Dean's 50 anniversary .She did a great job my heart aches for Rick and all the family .Know she will be missed by many .Wish I could be there .
July 11, 2018
When Sue was little more than a toddler and her big brothers
were playing next door, she would climb to the top of the
slide. When she reached the top, she would holler "Pat,
Mike, catch me" and down she would go. One of the boys would
jump the fence and catch her just in time. He would grab her
by the shoulders and say "Susie, don't do that. You will
hurt yourself." A few minutes later you would hear "Pat,
Mike, catch me. Sue was both fearless and had complete faith
in her older brothers. We will miss you Sue.
Love, Uncle Dick & Pat
July 11, 2018
When Sue was little more than a toddler and her big brothers were playing next door, she
would climb to the top of the slide. When she reached the top, she would holler "Pat,
Mike, catch me" and down she would go. One of the boys would jump the fence and catch
her just in time. He would grab her by the shoulders and say "Susie, don't do that. You
will hurt yourself." A few minutes later you would hear "Pat, Mike, catch me. Sue was
both fearless and had complete faith in her older brothers. We will miss you Sue.
Love, Uncle Dick & Pat
July 11, 2018
My early years, I always refered to Sue & Rick as my Aunt & Uncle. I don't know that I was ever corrected, just knew they were my family. Later in years, I realized they were my cousins, but often still refered to them as Aunt Sue & Uncle Rick. It didn't matter, because I had there unconditional love, this is one of my favorite memories of Aunt Sue. Knowing you have unconditional love, & if you ever needed anything, she would be there fore you. In life, it can be difficult at times, Aunt Sue was always someone you could count on to listen, & if needed, she might just give you some life advice or just an amazing hug.
I was lucky enough to have Aunt Sue & Uncle Rick come & visit me & my soon to be wife here in Florida a few years ago, I got to witness unconditional love, as Sue & Rick waded into the ocean. Soon they were past there waist & playing in the waves, this went on for quite sometime. I say unconditional love, because it wasn't until after they came back onto the beach & talking with Aunt Sue, that I found out she had always been afraid of the ocean & waves! It was her unconditional love for Rick & her nature of adventure & wanting to experiance it with him, that she overcame that fear & found a new experience for them to enjoy. That smile that day, & forever I will never forget!
A few months later, they showed back up to my house in Florida, to attend my wedding, my Aunt Sue said she wouldn't have missed it & my Uncle Rick made a excellent groomsman. You may have noticed, this is a memory about Sue, but also about Rick, for I always remember them together & as one with unconditional love. I will miss Aunt Sue tremendously as we all will, Rick you both gave us all unconditional love, I only hope we can give some back to you now. Love, Lisa & Jason