Susan Rae (Wright) Mathews

Susan Rae (Wright) Mathews was born in Taft, Ca on April 16, 1957 to Gail Wright and Patricia Biscauluz, and left us on December 12, 2021.  She was the oldest of four children and along with her brothers (Steven, David and Doug) were raised by Pat and her husband Bob Basart. Susan loved and adored Bob as her Dad and he affectionately called her “Kitten”. After spending most of her youth in Ventura, CA the family eventually settled down in Ridgecrest.It’s in Ridgecrest where Susan met her “Bestest Friend” of nearly 50 years, Kathy Larsen Youso.Susan married Curt Byrne in 1975 and they had four beautiful children (Angela, Justin, Nicole and Katherine) before separating in 1989.In the spring of 1989, Sue began a relationship with Ron Mathews and they were eventually married in December of 1996.  1996 was the year that Susan began working in the medical field as a licensed Phlebotomist at Drummond Medical Center.In her life, Susan was blessed with seven Grandchildren (Alexia Byrne, Justin Jr, Madisyn Moshier, Reece Byrne, Norah Senn, Chance Byrne and Leo Senn). Being “Granny” to these kids was the absolute highlight of her life and what she lived for!!Susan and Ron remained married, keeping their home open to all of their children, friends and family alike celebrating holidays with great family gatherings until her passing.Her Fathers Bob and Gail, and her beloved dog Lucy preceded Susan in death.  Susan is survived by her Mother and Stepfather Patricia Basart-Neff and Frank Neff, Brothers Steve (Jackie) Basart, David (Partner Heather) Basart and Douglas Basart, Husband Ron Mathews, Children Angela Byrne, Justin Byrne, Nicole (Jeremy) McDonald and Katherine (Jacob) Senn, her seven grandchildren, as well numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins and her faithful companion Bella.A Celebration of Life will be held on January 15, 2022 @ 1:00pm at Bethel Baptist Church with a reception to follow in the Church Annex.

Story First Published: 2022-01-07