It is with sadness and celebration of life, that we announce the passing of Setsuko “Susie” Stevens.
Her eldest granddaughter, Shana Stevens wrote the following upon her death and posted:
Hey guys, last night my grandma Setsuko passed away in the hospital. She was doing pretty good a few months ago but ended up bed ridden and helpless and had to stay in the hospital for a long time, they moved her to MICU last night where she lived her final moments. It's only been 8 months since my great grandma passed, 5 months since pawz passed and now this...I am in so much pain.
I didn't expect her to go soon or even go this way but when I say she's one of the other most amazing women I've known in my life, it is a damn fact. she was loved so much by EVERYONE her whole life and worked so hard her whole life too. Raised and took care of her whole family in Japan at a very young age, moved to America and had a family, took care of them, other kids, and then my sister and I, even a great grandson from her side. She was well respected and a tough lady. Nobody messed with her. There wasn't one bad thing you could say about her, not one bad thing in her soul or heart. For anybody that knew her would say how amazing and kind she was.
She is a legacy and I'm going to miss her so very much, I am so happy and thankful that I knew her and I could be her granddaughter. I hope the 86 years of her life were the best. Thank you for my friends who knew her as well and I'm sorry you had to find out like this, she loved you guys and everyone else She departed this world after a brief illness. Susie was born in Tokyo , Japan on February 27, 1936. Now an American, Susie worked hard throughout her life to provide for her family. Susie was loved by everyone. She was always willing to help others. Susie’s favorite things to were crocheting blankets for many family and friends and cooking her signature pot stickers as well as other Japanese dishes.
Susie was proceded in death by: her husband Floyd L. Stevens, their new born Charles David Stevens and her son Robert H. Ortega. Susie is survived by her son Richard Stevens and granddaughters Shana N. Stevens and Bailey K. Stevens. She is also survived by her deceased son Robert’s wife Janie Ortega and grandson Michael Thomas Ortega and partner Mishelle Hunter and 2 great-grandchildren, Grayson Thomas Ortega and Deliah J. Fresquez.
Please keep our family in your thoughts, hearts and prayers. In lieu of flowers, please contact Richard and family if you are able to help/donate to them in their time of need.