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Marion “Suzi” Reidhead, 65, passed away on Friday evening, June 1, 2012, at her home in Show Low. Private family services will be held.

Suzi was born on Sept. 30, 1946, in Buckeye to Jack and Nellie Evelyn (Martin) Trout. She spent her childhood between Arizona and California.

She was working as a beautician and Loreal hair model when she met and married her true love, Darrell “Sonny” Reidhead in 1966. Suzi and Sonny were destined to grow old together; they spent 46 glorious years in which they truly cherished each and every day they had together. They lived in Show Low, where they raised four beautiful children.

Suzi worked as a bookkeeper/accountant for their family business. She enjoyed raising cattle and horses.

She loved photography, which included processing her own film. She was an accomplished artist whose paintings still adorn the walls of homes, businesses and even a museum in New York, for which she won an artistic award. Suzi made the most beautiful quilts. Each quilt was done piece by piece, tiny stitch by stitch. She also had an incredible talent for cooking that will be greatly missed.

Suzi was very proud of her family. She enjoyed cheering them on through sports, rodeo events and any other activity.

Her family offers their thanks for all the wonderful memories she gave them. Her door always open, her attention always given and her love unconditional. She gave them a safe and loving home. She will always be the most generous woman they have ever known, making sure they never went without and giving them the best money could buy. Her unbelievable witty sense of humor will be missed so much. They will keep that spirit alive and share her passion for music, books, Stephen King, Halloween, Allakhazam, all things weird, blinky lights, hocus pocus, the beach, Margaritaville and her incredible imagination. She taught them all to be honest, fair and to never give up. She always said, “You can do anything you want too, just try.” She was a highly intelligent, beautiful woman who could have done anything she wanted to in life and they thank her for choosing to be in their lives. A beautiful loving wife, mom and grammy, they will always carry her forever in their hearts, and love and cherish her forever, Honeyboog, mom, grammy.

Survivors include her husband, Darrell “Sonny” Reidhead of Show Low; two daughters, Darbi (Daylan) Frost of Linden and Shannon (Brad) Wilson of Chandler; a son, Dustin (Michelle) Reidhead of Show Low; and 11 grandchildren, Taylor, Chance, Chandler, Savana, Ty, Sunee, Dallas, Jake, Sadee, Gage and Ethan.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Valeree Reidhead.

Owens Livingston Mortuary-White Mountain Chapel of Show Low was in charge of the arrangements.