Obituary for Susan Haymaker
My beloved first daughter was born beautiful and easy going. She loved animals her entire life. She was the most compassionate person I have ever known. She loved deeply and treated everybody and every lost animal with her whole heart. It was as if she could feel their pain or suffering and she just had to help.
Susan loved deeply and loyally. Giving all her heart without a thought to the pain or problems to come. She grew more beautiful through her years and faced the repeated pain of losing loved ones and facing tremendous uphill battles; yet she always held her head high and continued to keep a hand out to others who might need help as well.
Her biggest delights were for loved ones and friends to share the joy of life and to have fun with her. Her Fourth of July summer bashes were her pure joy. She would furnish all the steaks and loads of sides and loved to watch everyone have a great time with her. It was the same whether it was a Halloween party, a Thanksgiving Dinner or Christmas evening. She would always go to extremes with food and extra gifts, just in case there were one or two extras to show up, especially kids. She could not let them feel as if they were left out or not expected.
She will leave a hole in all the lives she touched. We’re all so blessed to have been a part of her life. We should always remember her for her ability to make others feel loved.
She is survived by her mother Kathy H. Ritchie,step-father, Allen Ritchie, Jr., a sister, Sharon & husband Scott Aldridge, niece Chloe Aldridge, and fiancé, Tommy Maxey. A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 11, 2023, at Oakey’s North Chapel.
We will be live-streaming the service for those who cannot attend. Click on the link below to view the service.