Obituary of Susie Louise Swensen
Susie Louise Thompson Swensen
Few people knew that behind her sweet smile was a feisty, small BUT mighty little woman.
She was born on March 3, 1927 to Jesse Winfield Thompson and Ruby Whittington-Thompson in Louisiana. She was one of 6 children. Her siblings were Mildred, Scott, H.R, Irene and Laverne.
Her mom and Dad were devoted to the ministry. Susie told stories of homeless people coming by their house hungry. Even though they didn’t have many material possessions they never refused anyone something to eat.
Susie started working at a young age. She worked in the strawberry fields, shrimp factory and rode a bicycle for Western Union. She attended community college taking several clerical courses to land a better job at Guarantee Title & Trust Company.
She was a youth director, in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Susie and Frank had a whirlwind romance. They met on a double blind date. Susie almost didn’t make it because she had a flat tire on her way. They got hitched shortly after that. They were together 65 years.
Together they raised 5 kids: Ann, Karen, Bert, John and Lisa.
While Frank served in the military and fought in the war, Susie stayed home and dealt with all the fighting with the kids. Not sure who had the hardest battle. As a military mom, she made many sacrifices and had to be the mom and dad to her 5 kids.
She was the biggest kid you ever met. She loved playing jokes on people and just having a fun time.
Susie embraced all the current technology gadgets and everyone was amazed by that. She got her first iPad 10 years ago, joined Facebook and used it to communicate with her kids and grandkids throughout various states. She learned to operate a smart phone, Alexa Device for video calls. She mastered the Apple TV remote and we can still hear her asking SIRI to watch Here’s Lucy or Fox News.
She was our Prayer Warrior. She stood fast in her faith and loved the Lord with all of her heart.
Susie lived her life to the fullest and will be missed greatly by her husband Frank, kids, grandchildren, great grandchildren and pretty much anyone who got to know her. She lived a great life and left an amazing legacy behind. There’s an empty void that will cease to be closed until we are all reunited up in Heaven.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Susie Swensen, please visit Tribute Store