Susan “Suzy” (Johnson) Reed Hardesty was born in Skiatook, Oklahoma on November 11, 1935 to John Javine Jr. and wife Veta Florine (Seigmann) Johnson. She grew up in Southern California and graduated from Compton High School in 1953. She attended Brooks College in Long Beach, California. Suzy was an astute business woman and owned several businesses during her career. She started the Antique Depot in Skiatook and ran it until her retirement.
Suzy was passionate about oil painting and fashion design as well as being a complete cat woman. She loved cats in all forms and sizes and rescued many, as well as reflecting that love in her art and portraiture. She loved antiques and spent many hours refurbishing and reupholstering them.
Suzy passed away on January 24th, 2020.
She is survived by her brother, John J. Johnson, Jr. (Jo) of St. George, Utah; her nieces, Paula Brandon (Arthur) of Royal Oaks, Calfornia and Debbie Davis (Rusty) of Beaumont, California; and nephew John E. Johnson of Reno, Nevada, as well as numerous grandnieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, John and mother Veta.
Suzy and Chic passed away within weeks of each other but due to extended out-of-town family and Covid-19 their services were postponed. A graveside memorial service for both will be held at 6 pm on Sunday, July 19th at Hillside Cemetery in Skiatook. (Masks and social distancing requested).