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Susan Welti (Brown)

Susan Welti Brown

1955 - 2014 | Obituary 

1955 ~ 2014
Born April 1, 1955, Susan Welti Brown, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, died February 4, 2014. Without complaint, Susie graciously lived the past ten years with the breast cancer that finally took her life. Susie's unwavering determination to live allowed her to see her cherished daughter Molly grow into a lovely 18 year-old. Susie had a deep love for Molly, her husband Peter and their extended families. Nothing made her happier than family being together or watching sports. Susie's favorite weekends were spent at the "Ratcliffe Radisson." Her hot artichoke dip was legendary, as was her memory for all birthdays, anniversaries, and friends' and family's phone numbers dating back to the '60's. Susie had an infectious sense of humor that kept us laughing until the end. She had a huge and loving heart; her empathy, sense of caring, and unflinching generosity were deeply endearing. 
Susie is survived by her husband Peter Brown, daughter Molly; father Bob Welti (Claire Dale); sisters Liz Montague (Chris), Nancy Sanchez (John), Deanne Thomas (Winston), Marianne Ratcliffe (Howard), and their children; also by Patricia Brown, Ken and Thomas Brown and Collette (Brent) Peck. Susie was preceded in death by father-in-law Gerald L. Brown and her beloved mother Georgia Fullmer Welti.
Our family would like to thank Karen Fischer Newman for her years of assistance and love, Susie Clark of Intermountain Home Care Hospice for her skilled compassion, Grayden Harker, MD for the years spent being Susie's (and our) "Doctor Hero," Margaret Lunt, MD for her generosity and care, her many kind neighbors, her dear friends at Fox 13 with whom she worked for over 20 years, and those who stayed by her side to the end. 
As per Susie's wishes, her body has been donated to medical science. A memorial in her honor will be held in the spring. 
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to The Molly Brown Education Fund at any Mountain America Credit Union or Credit Union Service Center. Online condolences to the family can be shared at

Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Feb. 9, 2014


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13/02/14 05:01 PM #7    

Brian Dunn

how great was susan allwas fun

got to watch her dad give us the weather every night

 her grandmother tought me piano for 10 years  nothing but the best people amd memories   Brian Dunn

13/02/14 09:38 PM #8    

Paula Bennion (May)

I will surely miss Susan. My memories with her go back to grade school, with numerous sleep overs and eating grahm crackers and milk at her house. I lost touch with her after high school, but then reconnected again on Face Book about a year ago. She was truly a wonderful friend.  It's comforting to know that Susan has reunited with her loving mother.  My condolences and love to her beautiful daughter, Molly, and extended family.   It's so sad to see members of our Skyline class pass away.  Life is so short and tender.

14/02/14 07:00 AM #9    

Martin Calderwood

I do  hope someone gets these comments to her family..  Peace to all of you as we mourn.

14/02/14 10:53 AM #10    

Steve Davis

I was saddened to hear about Sue’s long and courageous battle with cancer.  Cancer is indeed an obscenity. I wish that I could have reconnected with her when I moved back to Utah. I regret not seeing her as a wife and mother and "all grown-up."  Many of my memories of Sue began at Churchill Jr. High.  Sue and I were the same height and would often be paired-off as partners in those “awkward” gym-class dances.  I’m sure she dreaded that fact, but she never exhibited or expressed it openly.  I remember sitting next to her in Mr. Joyce’s typing class…what a hoot that was.  Smirks would turn into uncontrollable laugher, as Mr. Joyce would bark-out, in his “very” southern accent, the next letter to type –- “colon” and “semi-colon” were most memorable.  I remember with fondness skiing with Sue where she would shred the slopes.  She was so much fun to be around and her zest for life was contagious. She will be missed by many -- R.I.P. 

18/02/14 03:48 PM #11    

Mary Hughes (Kunze)

I remeber Sue as being such a fun person to be around. If there was laughter

she ws usually the cause!  I took Piano lessons from her Grandmother and

who also was our neighbor. Niece people. My mother died of Colon Cancer

in 2004.  Cancer is such an awful disease. May the Lord continue to comfort and

bless her family.

23/02/14 04:03 PM #12    

Jerilyn Kuhre

Hey everybody,

When I made my donation to Susan's daughter's education fund on the 19th, I noticed on my receipt that there wasn't much of a balance at that time.  Imagine how that fund could grow if we all gave just a little.

08/03/14 05:29 PM #13    

Michele Pearson (Spencer)

I didn't often get to hang out in the same crowd as Sue, but I do remember a party at her house in 9th grade and going down to the TV station with her dad. It was always so much fun being around her because she knew how to draw people in with her easygoing personality and humor. I was sorry to hear of her struggle with cancer and her passing.

11/03/14 02:53 PM #14    

Mike Carter

I probably haven't seen Susan since the summer after graduation. She could always make me laugh. It is always sad to see friends pass.


18/05/14 07:41 PM #15    

Debbie Kuhn (Curry)


Dearest Susan:

The moments I remember in Skyline, passing in the halls, having a random class together, we were acquainted, but did not spend much time together as friends. Still, your smile and your presence in the halls of Skyline as we passed between classes, I will not forget. Nor will I forget the contributions you made in your lifetime. I am glad to read about them. God Bless You.

14/02/15 01:09 AM #16    

Jay Rice

What a great tribute to Susan. She was (and is) such a sweetheart. It's so good to hear from all of you that have posted comments. I didn't make it to the last reunion and now that I read everyone's posts, I wish that I had. Susan is one of the examples of the great class of '73!

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