Susan Elizabeth Dietz Mathison, our Susie, was born June 15, 1959 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She returned to the arms of passed loved ones on March 7, 2020. Her father was Dr. Thomas Dietz and her mother, who is embracing her in heaven, was Carol Greenwell Dietz.
She met her sweetheart, Mark Mathison at a seminary computer dance in high school and they later married in 1979. Together they had 5 children. Susie and Mark were a team and did everything together. They loved going on trips in their Sequoia but most of all just loved being together with family.
Susie was the life of the party. She was more than funny, she was hilarious. She embodied humor and anyone she was close to or hardly knew, knew that about her. You were the most special and Susie was sure to make you feel it like nobody else could.
Susie was creative. She was famous for the best kids Halloween costumes and wacky hair days. If you needed someone to help you tie ribbons on treats or cut out projects, she was your girl.
Susie learned from her mother and taught her children the fine art of being a mama bear. She was fierce. Those she loved, she loved hard and nobody would get in the way of that.
She was THE BEST grandma! Her grandchildren were her life. More than normal grandmas. She was perfect at spoiling, bunny-hop baby dancing, being a witch statue, and the best Smiths Marketplace buddy. She also had the perfect “spots” reserved just for specific grandchildren, as close as they could get to her and practically on top of her. Sela, Marky, William, Leo, Levi and Enzo will miss her dearly and Susie is arranging for some special grand babies to come in the future. Only the best for us.
Susie had many friends. She had friends she met young and stayed close to her whole life. She had lunch groups and book clubs, and she gathered people to her. Her children would find their friends the next morning, up chatting with their mom at 5 AM, when they had been in bed themselves all night. She mothered many. She was the greatest at the app, Marco Polo and best at being up to talk to at any hour. If you needed someone to brainstorm with, she was your first choice.
Words are not good enough for our Susie. But we know she is with us and will live through us. She is survived by her brothers Matt (Temple) and Billy (Christie), her father, Tom, her husband Mark, and their five children, Sarah, David (Shelley), Hollie (Jackson), Amelia, and Hannah (Joseph). She is preceded in death by her mom, and sister Cindy.
Because Susie was the ultimate comedian, her family has requested you bring any especially funny stories you’ve shared with Susie, written on a letter or card when attending her services. A viewing will be held Saturday March 14, 2020 from 10 AM -11:30 AM, followed by funeral services at 12:00 PM at the River Ridge Meeting House at 1409 W. Shields Lane, South Jordan, UT. Graveside services will be held at Memorial Mountain View Cemetery at 3115 E Bengal Boulevard, Cottonwood Heights, UT.
June 15, 1959 - March 7, 202006/15/195903/07/2020
Susan Elizabeth Dietz Mathison
3 Trees have been planted in memory of Susan Mathison.