To View Susan's Memorial Service CLICK HERE\n\nSusan Meade Drengler was called to heaven on Wednesday February 17th 2021 in Tucson, Arizona. \n\nSue began her tale on January 24th 1953 in Detroit, Michigan. She was born to John and Jean Meade and grew up in Lansing, Michigan with her 3 siblings, John, Bill, and Mary. She went on to attend Albion College where she met her soulmate and life-long partner Keith. They were married on August 16th 1975 and spent 45 years together. Their family journey included raising 2 wonderful kids, and culminated in the joys of listening to 5 amazing grandkids giggle and splash around the pool, laugh and cry around the dinner table, learn and grow around her art studio. Her workspace is surrounded with her family!\n\nSue loved her family and life. She had a passion for painting that is seen throughout her home. She was inspired by Monet waterlilies, sunsets, and the scenery of the desert southwest. She was always looking for something new to paint. She also found a way to paint the desert landscape through her love of weaving. She loved to learn about her new weaving looms and shared the love of weaving with those around her, grandkids included.\n\nSinging was also a passion that took Sue from an early age where she participated in numerous choirs throughout her youth. This also led to her most impressive brush with the law, spending a night in jail in South America while on a high school choir trip. Most recently though, she was as an avid member of the Resurrection Lutheran church choir. If you knew her then you certainly have a memory or two of her sitting in a chair humming a tune to herself and anyone in ear shot. Gardening was a third love of Sue's that can be seen everywhere she was. Her love of all things green drove her to grow palm trees in Chicago, broccoli in Arizona, and an overflowing orange tree that she fostered from a sapling in her backyard. Sue's mark on the Arizona community is also seen through her caregiving for friends in need, visitations, and the countless prayers sent to the community via the church prayer list! She was also an amateur philosopher and great at giving advice with just the right mix of compassion and tough love. One of her greatest pieces of advice was that happiness is a choice, not an emotion. Sue lived by her own advice deciding to be happy even through health battles and the inequities of life.\n\nAll those who knew her will dearly miss Sue. We will find her in all of the moments of our lives that she influenced with her kindness and reason. She will be waiting in heaven with open arms for her husband Keith, son, daughter, father, brother, sister, and 5 grandchildren. We're sure she's already found a small corner of heaven that she's started painting blue with her mother and brother at her side.