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Ross Davey Susan

May 8, 1935 ~ January 21, 2021 (age 85)

Obituary

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ROSS DAVEY SUSAN, 85, of Cedar Creek, Arizona went to be with the Lord on January 21, 2021 in Lakeside, Arizona after a long battle of illness.  Ross was born on May 8, 1935 in Cedar Creek, Arizona to his late parents Martin and May (Ball) Susan. 

Growing up Ross attended the Cedar Creek Day School and he would attend the Theodore Roosevelt School to receive his diploma.  He went on to attend Haskell Junior College in Lawrence, Kansas where he received certification in plumbing and electrical maintenance. Upon returning to his homeland the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, Ross began working as a police officer for the White Mountain Apache Tribe.  He began his maintenance career at  the Tribal Maintenance Department and would later work for the BIA Facilities Management at the Fort Apache Agency, and the BIA Facilities Management in San Carlos Agency where he retired.  His daughters remember him as a real-life cowboy ranching and roping as a range cowboy for the Cedar Creek Cattle Association. 

Ross enjoyed reading the newspaper and the Apache Scout and attended rodeos with his grandchildren.

Ross Susan is survived by his daughters Renata (Susan) Dude, Norma Susan, Margelynn Susan, Ruthie (Susan) Lupe, and Gwendolyn (Susan) Billy. Sons, Philander Susan, Aaron Antonio, Leon Zahgotah,  and Presley Bonito. One sister Ola (Susan) Declay. He had many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  He was a loving father, grandfather, and a friend to many. He is preceded in death by his wife Audrey (Antonio) Susan and daughter Betsy (Susan) Altaha, his brothers Davis, Vernon, and Kenneth Susan and sisters Mary Fall, Martha Harris, Ruby Young and Marlene Declay.

Service Information:  A viewing from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 29, 2021 at the Silver Creek Mortuary on 440 E White Mountain Blvd in Pinetop, Arizona  85935.  After the viewing Ross will be escorted to his final resting place at the Mourning Dove Cemetery in Cedar Creek, Arizona for a burial service at 11:00 a.m.

Burial Service officiated by Pastor Lex Baha, North Fork Miracle Church, Whiteriver, Arizona. The family expresses gratitude to the people at Haven-Lakeside Care Center for their loving care and support during his final days and a sincere appreciation to the Silver Creek Mortuary for their service.

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