|Wynema ‘Sue’ Sloan died on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. She was 66 years old.|
Wynema Sue Sloan passed away at home surrounded by her family on July 24, 2012.
Sue was born in Tallequah, Oklahoma, on July 24, 1946, and was an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation.
In 1949 Sue, her siblings and parents moved to California. She attended Ukiah High School.
She then met and married Gene William Sloan. During their 21 years of marriage, they had five daughters – Melody, Tammy, Renee, Deana and Tonya. Later she moved to Ukiah and met Angel and together they had a son, Angel Miller.
Sue was active in her children’s schools affairs and their sport activities. Sue was proud of her Native American Heritage and was active in her children’s cultural education.
Sue worked for Laytonville Unified School District and In-Home Supportive Services for many years.
Sue was an avid softball player for the Laytonville community softball team. Many people remember her as a real jokester who could beat most at the game. Others remember her as loving and caring woman who took in many and guided them, but what she is remembered most for is the tremendous amount of pride she had for children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Sue was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Rachel Miller, her daughters Renee Marlo Sloan and Deana Jean Campbell, her siblings Bob Miller and Louise Burgess and her grandchildren, Aaron Campbell and Gene Gonzalez.
Sue is survived by her children, Melody Sloan, Tammy Sloan (Ediberto), Tonya Rodriguez (Sergio) and Angel Miller.
She leaves behind her siblings, Lucille Mayfield, Dallas Miller, Udell Miller, Anita Jenkins and Jim Miller; grandchildren, Tasheena Sloan, Mark Britton, Zack Britton, Ricky Britton, Art Gonzalez, Arica Lopez, Jennifer Sloan, Angela Campbell, Magdelena and Giovanni Rodriguez; and great-grandchildren Elijah and Amya Hopkins, Isaiah Campbell and Kaleb Betts.
A viewing will be held at 305 Creekside Drive (Cahto Rancheria) at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2012, and services will be on Friday, July 27, 2012, at Harwood Hall, 44000 Willis Ave., Laytonville beginning at 11 a.m. with burial at the Cahto Cemetery immediately after.
A memorial dinner and celebration of Sue’s life will be held at Harwood Hall following the burial.