Sue Abourezk, 81, passed away on December 19, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born July 20, 1930 in Forth Worth, Texas to the late Samuel Taylor and Mattie Taylor (nee' Gates). As a Daughter of the American Revolution, Sue was proud of her family heritage and their place in American history. At the time of her passing, Sue and Bill "Ab" Abourezk had been married 62 years. Sue and Bill lived in New Mexico, Pennsylvania, New York, and California before moving to Colorado Springs in 1974.
Sue was always active in PTA and volunteer activities, and many years ago volunteered as a typist to transcribe children's books into Braille. She was a long-term volunteer with the Assistance League and received much satisfaction by participating in their Operation School Bell program which provided school clothes to children in need. One of Sue's greatest pleasures was working as a docent at the Fine Arts Center. Her area of expertise there was Southwest and Native American Art History and she especially enjoyed sharing her love and knowledge of these areas with the elementary school groups who toured the facility. Sue was a lifelong learner who was always studying and reading to improve her knowledge in areas that interested her: Spanish language, ceramics, Chihuly artwork, and history.
Sue worked in real estate for several years and even owned a travel agency with Bill, during which time they traveled Europe, Asia, and South America by air and sea and had both exciting and dangerous adventures. Sue was a skilled cook and seamstress and she was adept at many hand crafts such as beaded jewelry making, girls' dress and costume making, crochet, embroidery, and quilting. She and her many skills will be greatly missed.
Left behind to cherish Sue's memory are her husband, Bill, her four daughters: Diana, Pamela, Cathy, and Caroline and her six grandchildren: Kristen, Christopher, Jessica, Brandon, Rachel, and Morgan.