Su­san Hol­l­i­day Goudy

San Francisco Chronicle (Sunday) - - LIFE TRIBUTES -

May 14, 1934 to Novem­ber 2, 2018

Su­san Goudy peace­fully passed away on Novem­ber 2, 2018 at the age of 84. She is sur­vived by her lov­ing and faith­ful hus­band Robert (Bob) Goudy, her three chil­dren, Jim (Bib­iana), Karen Swaf­ford (Matthew), and Richard (Juanita), and her grand­chil­dren, An­nie, Cody, Claire, and Ar­ian. She is also sur­vived by her sis­ter-in-law Lor­raine Ar­toux (Al­bert) as well as her beloved cousin Jill Mur­rell.

Su­san’s un­wa­ver­ing com­mit­ment to her fam­ily is ex­em­pli­fied by her mar­riage to Bob on June 25,1955, and their mu­tual en­dur­ing love cul­ti­vated a 63 year mar­riage. She knew she was the love of his life. They were San Ma­teo High School sweet­hearts, Bob as the se­nior and Su­san as the fresh­man.

Born in Evanston, Illi­nois, she moved with her fam­ily to San Ma­teo as a child, where she grew up with two sis­ters and resided the rest of her life. In­stilled with tra­di­tional and sim­ple Mid­west val­ues, Su­san was never one to grab cen­ter stage, pre­fer­ring to par­tic­i­pate and en­gage with ac­quain­tances, friends and fam­ily. She en­joyed life’s sim­ple plea­sures, tak­ing care of her fam­ily, play­ing bridge, card games, crossword puz­zles and so­cial­iz­ing with her friends. She was an ac­tive mem­ber of the P.E.O. Sis­ter­hood.

She was an avid San Fran­cisco Giants fan from the be­gin­ning and loy­ally fol­lowed through the good, the bad and the even­tual three cham­pi­onships. She faith­fully went to 49er home games with her hus­band at Can­dle­stick Park in the cham­pi­onship era. Su­san was a lov­ing mother and grand­mother, al­ways ex­cited to be with her fam­ily and en­gage with them de­spite the gen­er­a­tion gap. As a re­sult, she was beloved by all of her fam­ily.

As an empty nester, Su­san re-en­tered the work­force and worked for the San Ma­teo elec­tion board for many years. Once re­tired, she trav­eled to Eu­rope with fam­ily and friends. Later, Su­san and Bob moved to The Penin­sula Re­gent in San Ma­teo, with the goal of shar­ing their re­main­ing years to­gether in their con­do­minium over­look­ing the S.F. Bay from San Fran­cisco to the San Ma­teo Bridge. Once there, Su­san built a new net­work of friends to en­gage in so­cial events and din­ing.

She will be missed by all who knew her. A cel­e­bra­tion of her life with fam­ily and friends will be held on De­cem­ber 8th. Also, a pri­vate cel­e­bra­tion of her life for her Penin­sula Re­gent friends will be held on De­cem­ber 7th, at 2PM at The Penin­sula Re­gent Pent­house. Please reach out to the fam­ily if you plan to at­tend. In lieu of flow­ers, please make a do­na­tion in Su­san’s honor to the In­sti­tute on Ag­ing, lo­cated at: In­sti­tute on Ag­ing 3575 Geary Blvd. San Fran­cisco, CA 94118 https://www.ioag­ing.org/ do­nate

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