1/11/1949 – 8/29/2019
Susan Richards Byxbee, 70, of Carpinteria, passed away on Aug. 29, 2019, at the Serenity House hospice in Santa Barbara. She was the daughter of the late Morris F. Byxbee, Jr. and the late Norma B. Nichols. She was born in Ithaca, New York on Jan. 11, 1949. She spent her childhood in Norwalk, Connecticut and graduated from Brien McMahon High School in 1967 and then Rider College in 1969. She worked for several computer software companies and retired from IBM.
Susan lived in Germany and Amsterdam, traveled to England, Australia and throughout the U.S., but Hawaii was her place of choice. She loved to knit and enjoyed her weekly meetings with her knitting group of friends. Always by her side were her two cats Leilani and Smokey that have been lovingly adopted by her friends James, Laura and Lulu.
Susan is survived by her sister Ellen B. Wood of Danbury, Connecticut, her brother Gregg Byxbee of New Port Richey, Florida, her nephew Kevin Wood and nieces Shannon Wood and Melissa Wood. She leaves behind one grandnephew, Riley Linnell. She was predeceased by her nephew Christopher Wood. Susan will be lovingly remembered by numerous cousins and friends.
There will be no calling hours. Susan’s ashes will be scattered at sea in Hawaii at the same location she scattered her mother’s ashes six years ago. At the request of the family, donations to honor Susan’s memory should be made to your local hospice, cancer treatment center or animal rescue service.