March 1, 1948 - March 15, 2012
Susan, 64 of Delhi passed away peacefully after a short battle with brain cancer on March 15, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. Susan was born March 1, 1948 in Sacramento, CA to Elmer and Ruby Longcor. She spent her early years growing up and attending school in Southern California. When she was 15 her father bought an almond ranch in Delhi and moved the family there. It was here where she met her future husband and love of her life LaRue Mead in high school. They dated and later married soon after graduating from Livingston High School in 1966. Susan worked several jobs including Banquet Foods, Service Supply and finally Rayco, where she had planned to retire in April. Susan loved camping in their RV and the family spent most of their vacations camping. Later Susan and LaRue were able to travel to Hawaii, Jamaica, Alaska and other wonderful locations. When visiting some family friends in Clark Fork, Idaho, Susan and LaRue fell in love with the area and bought property there. During the past several years they have been working on it during summers building their dreams for retirement. Susan is survived by her husband of 45 years, LaRue Mead of Delhi, two daughter; Jennifer (Rick) Jensen of Turlock and Julia Mead of Turlock, two grandsons; Brian and Jonathan of Turlock, and sister-in-law Linda Tidwell of San Carlos. Susan was preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Ruby Longcor.
A Celebration of life will be held at New Life Christian Center, 2918 West Tuolumne Rd. Turlock, CA on March 23, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Community Hospice of Modesto, CA
Arrangements entrusted to Turlock Funeral Home 425 N. Soderquist Rd.