March 22, 1945 – June 29, 2018
Susan Randall Moxey, age 73, passed away at her home in Sheridan, Wyoming, on Friday, June 29, 2018.
Susan was born in Miles City, Montana, on March 22, 1945, to Douglas and Lucille Randall of Broadus, Montana, the oldest of four children. Susan was a smart, capable young girl, helping her parents and siblings ranch in what could be hard, unforgiving country. Even as a young girl, Susan was driven and independent. She earned her driver’s license at the age of 12 so that she could drive herself and her siblings to and from school in Broadus. Her focus on school allowed her to graduate as the co-valedictorian of Broadus High School. From there, she went on to earn a degree in Home Economics from Colorado State University in 1968. She was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority.
It was in Jackson Hole, Wyoming that Susan met Lance Moxey, a veterinary student and the man with whom she would spend her life. They married in 1968 and moved to Sheridan in 1971. Together, Lance and Susan started a veterinary practice and family—and not necessarily in that order. They welcomed their first son, Clinton, in 1971. Their son Tyrel followed in 1973, and finally Nolan in 1977. Together, she and Lance raised their three rough-and-tumble boys in Sheridan. She taught her boys to fish and to camp as she herself loved to be outdoors. She also taught them to cook and clean and make sure to help others wherever needed. There were ski trips, an open house to any classmates that her boys wanted to bring home from college at the United States Naval Academy, and cousins and friends coming through on a well-worn path. Susan was the heart of a much-loved family.
The task has yet to be invented that Susan could not do. Throughout her life, she was a ranch hand, school teacher, vet tech, real estate broker, accountant, master gardener, and business owner. Susan had an incredible work ethic and tireless energy. She earned and deserved the moniker “Energizer Bunny.” Her outgoing friendly personality ensured that no one was a stranger around Susan for long. Susan absolutely loved children, first as a school teacher, then as a mother, and finally as a grandmother. She was always happy to entertain any child, and seeing her grandchildren brought a brilliant smile to her face, even in her last days.
Susan was preceded in death by her father, Doug. She is survived by her husband, Lance Moxey of Sheridan, Wyoming; mother, Lucille Randall of Broadus, Montana; sister Marcia (David) Hurlburt of Billings, Montana; brothers Curt (Bonnie) Randall and Craig (Jackie) Randall, all of Broadus, Montana. She is survived by her three sons Clint (Vonda) Moxey of Reno, Nevada; Ty (Heather) Moxey of Fairfax, Virginia; and Nolan (Caryn) Moxey of Sheridan, Wyoming. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren: Shylee, Max, Natalie, and Logan.
Susan battled Lewy Body Dementia for several years, and it was complications from that disease that finally took her from a family that loved her deeply. Her courage and determination throughout this ordeal has been truly inspiring. She left us peacefully, secure in the knowledge that our love for her is steadfast, never waning.
Services will be held for Susan on Friday, August 3, 2018, at 1:00 pm at Born in a Barn, after which a celebration of her life will immediately follow. Family and friends are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers the family requests that any donations be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association. www.lbda.org
Online condolences can be made at www.kanefuneral.com.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.