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Obituary: Suzette D. Humpy

Photo Credit: courtesy Family of Suzette Humpy

In Loving Memory of Suzette D. Humpy

I always remember the story of when you were three years old. You used to cry looking for your mom. There they would be, your mom and dad, outside drinking coffee early in the morning. 

On May 20, 2021 at Denver General Hospital, you passed away in the late evening unannounced due to COVID-19. 

You were born to Ellenette Watts and Jerry Humpy. You had four sisters and one brother. Anna Watts, Melissa Pena, Cecilia Frances Humpy Martinez & Clarissa Hoffman were your sisters and Mitch was your brother. 

She is preceeded in death by her father Jerry Humpy of the Shoshone Bannock tribe, her mother Ellenette Watts of Ellen and Max Watts and three sisters Melissa Pena, Cecelia Frances Humpy Martinez, and Clarissa Hoffman. 

Suzette was born in Durango, CO and was raised in Ignacio. She attended Jr. High and High school and also volunteered at the daycare. At age 18, she decided to move to Denver where she remained the rest of her life. Movies and walking the 16th Street Mall became part of her life. She also loved gambling and shopping at Barnes & Noble. Powwows were always a tradition, as well as BBQs. 

Aunty Sue was always there listening and helping others. Many donations were sent to Native schools and churches. She has a tender touch and soft heart and never stopped caring and forgiving. 

She was cremated shortly after her death. At a later date, services were held at Crown Hill cemetery in Denver for anyone wishing to visit. June 29, 2021 was the date when a memorial service was held by the family. Thank you for those involved in planning and in charge of arrangements. 

Aunty Sue was laid to rest with our Uncle Larry who died prior to her passing, a year in fact. She spent 30 years together with this man, and we loved him dearly. They are at peace and rest. 

Aunty, you will be missed. This dedication goes out to you. Thank you for all the marvelous times we spent together. You will be missed. Love you Aunty Sue. 

With love and respect to all the friends and family who participated and those of you who could not make it. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 

In honorary of Suzette D. Humpy

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