Susan Romero Preciado (1955-2017)

Susan Romero Preciado (1955-2017)

Sunrise March 13, 1955
Sunset April 5, 2017
At sunset, with a beautiful view in her home, surrounded by her loving husband Ernie, daughter Teresa and her husband Adan, son Richard and his wife Erica, all her precious grandchildren, sisters, sisters in law, nieces, nephews and their families, in prayer, listening to music that she loved, holding her hands and lovingly caressing her, after a well lived life, a strong, beautiful, hardworking woman took her last breath and surrendered her devoted soul into the arms of Our Lord.
Susan, or Sana as she was affectionately known, was born to Alfonso and Margarita Romero. Susan was raised in Fillmore. She attended grade school and graduated from Fillmore High School in 1973, and attended Ventura College. She was struck by Piru Cupid’s arrow and married her soulmate, Ernie Preciado, on Feb. 9, 1974. Susan and Ernie made their home and raised their children, Teresa and Richard, in Fillmore. While her children were in school, she attended countless school events, supported and celebrated her children's academic and athletic achievements of which she was always more than proud to share. Her home was always open for those in need, for many memorable holidays or just for a friendly visit.
Susan was an extremely hard working woman all her life. In high school, she worked for Bank of America as a student worker. After marriage, she worked briefly at Ameron Pole Products before joining Southern California Edison for over 30 years of service. Along the way, she made countless lifelong friends, who fondly know her as Sue.
Susan and Ernie built a beautiful home on the Western Sierras in Shaver Lake. Where there were many family gatherings, reunions, and long fun filled weekends, hosting friends, water-skiing, snow-skiing, fishing and hiking. Susan was a wonderful hostess; she loved to cook, bake, BBQ, and of course, share a good bottle of wine by the fire. Great conversations, scrabble games, and some good music with family and friends were always shared. She loved nothing more than to be at her Shaver Lake sanctuary with Ernie, her grandkids and Jadie, her pawed companion. Never perfect, Sana loved and cared for her family and friends intensely. Sana was a great conversationalist and loved taking time to have deep one-on-one exchanges. She supported fairness and integrity. "Work hard for it and take pride in it".
When Susan and Ernie were not working at SCE or at their home in Shaver Lake, they partnered on many different projects together. They were truly the A-Team. She never shied away from hard work. Susan was highly organized and worked tirelessly at anything she did. With a limitless thirst for knowledge, she was a bit of a history buff and always up to date on current events. She had a high standard and held everyone up to the same. Susan was very frugal, finding use in what she saved so it was recycled and not wasted. Waste not, want not. Sana loved sharing her beautiful home with family and friends, as her home was constantly, impeccably clean, she enjoyed cooking and serving delicious meals to family and guests. In her free time, she loved to read about and research her genealogy projects. She lived for her grandkids and reading to them and spending time with them brought her endless joy. She celebrated their works, uniqueness and accomplishments just as she did with her own children, nieces and nephews. Susan was a lady of class, respect and beauty.
Susan's passing is preceded by her father Alfonso, her only brother Arturo Romero (whom she loved and deeply missed) and her in laws Manuel and Sabina Preciado.
She is survived by her mother Margarita Romero, loving husband Ernie Preciado, daughter Teresa and Adan Ortega, son Richard and Erica Preciado, most precious grandchildren Adrienne, Brennan and Camrynn Ortega, Lauryn, Kaelyn and Ashlyn Preciado, sisters Martha, Grasiela (Deacon Ramon), Irma (Greg), Liz (Daryl), Dolores (Arturo), Sisters and Brothers in law, many nieces, nephews, godchildren, aunts, uncles and cousins, and of course all the wonderful special friends that she loved dearly. Sana, you have earned eternal rest; your work on earth is complete. Our only regret is that we wished you would have stayed with us long enough to have seen the fruits of your efforts and loving legacy continue on through your grandchildren. We love you so, so much and will forever miss your smile and beautiful face.
Services: Private visitation will be from 4:30pm-6:30pm and Vigil/Rosary at 7:45pm, Monday April 17th at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fillmore. Mass will be celebrated at 10am, Tuesday April 18th at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fillmore. Following mass, Susan will be lovingly laid to eternal rest at Bardsdale Cemetery in Fillmore.