Susan Hope Ludewig


(July 22, 2008)

Susan Hope Ludewig of Cody died Tuesday, July 22 in Billings, Mont., at the age of 73.

Born in Bellevue, Nebr., on Jan. 21, 1935, to Claude M. and Emma H. (Langheine) Wall, she spent her pre-teen years in Omaha, Denver, and San Francisco. In 1946, she and her family took up residence in Honolulu, Hawaii, where Sue grew up.

In San Francisco, Calif., on Sept 17, 1955, she married Richard H. (Dick) Ludewig of Honolulu. The couple returned to Hawaii, raised three children, and left Hawaii in 1968. After brief residence in Overland Park, Kans., Sue and family moved to Wyoming, first to Yellowstone National Park, and then, in 1974, to Cody.

Sue is survived by her husband of 53 years, Richard H. (Dick) Ludewig, of Cody; son Richard D. (Lizabeth) Ludewig; daughters Piper (Richard) Solberg, and Kimberley (Jerry) Capron; sisters Mona (Wall) Dungate and Ruth (Wall) Mace; and four grandchildren, Nate, Cam, Kate, and Justin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Otto and Anne Ludewig.

She was deeply committed to her family, was an avid quilter, active with Paint Brush Piecers Quilt Guild, dedicated to Christ Episcopal Church and church activities and a close and valued friend to many at home, in Hawaii and around the world.

A sunrise memorial celebration and burial will be held at 6:30 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 10, at Christ Episcopal Church Memorial Garden, Cody. Memorials may be sent in Sue’s name to Yellowstone Quiltfest, attn: Michelle Quick, 1108-14th St., Cody, WY 82414, or Christ Church Memorial Fund, Christ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1718, Cody, WY.

Thompson Funeral Home of Powell assisted the family.