Susan Elizabeth Scott Baker, age 61, passed away peacefully in her lovely home on September 7th, 2018, after a rigorous battle with cancer in Sheridan, Wyoming. She is survived by her children Brekken, Baylee, Blake, Blayne, and Bridger Baker; her parents Homer and Janet Scott; her sister Sandra Scott Suzor; her brother Jim (Desiree) Scott; her brother Homer R. Scott; her mother-in-law Pat Chappell, her six nieces and nephews (Sarah Suzor, Nora Scott, Sam Suzor, James R Scott., Ben Scott, Rhyder Scott); her aunts and uncles; and her cousins.
Susan was born on February 12th, 1957, in Boulder, Colorado as the first child of Homer and Janet Scott. Due to her father’s work in construction, she lived in numerous places in South Dakota, California, Montana, and Wyoming. By the time she reached high school age, she relished in the reality of being a Sheridan Bronc in Sheridan, Wyoming. Susan attended the University of Wyoming, and she partook in various vocations such as running a clothing store with her sister, taking care of her baby brothers, working at Perkins Family Restaurant and Bakery, and participating in the operations of the family businesses. She ended up raising five children in the home she created in the hometown she loved, and it was her favorite job of all.
Fondly referred to as “Sister Sue,” “Suzy Q,” and “Mamma Suz” by loved ones, Susan never took a day off from being a zealous mamma bear. She loved taking trips with her kids, and she lived for moments when all six of them as a unit were in the car together. Her dedication to making every game, attending all musical events, and supporting all academic aspects of their lives shaped them into the compassionate, caring, and diligent people that they are today. Some highlights include traveling to New York and Israel to celebrate musical successes with Brekken, cheering Baylee on in her collegiate soccer days in Sheridan and Billings, sending Blake off to CU Boulder to become a lawyer, watching Blayne win three state championships (one with his older brother) resulting in a college football career as a Wyoming Cowboy, and following Bridger on his basketball and football trips as a proud Bronc parent around the state and beyond. The bond she worked so lovingly to create with each of her children is what made Susan such a superhero in their eyes. Her siblings, nieces, nephews, and the friends of her children were fortunate enough to also feel this fierce and instinctual maternal love that she so naturally emanated. She used her magic to make every Christmas, birthday, Easter, and Valentines day a chance for everyone she loved to feel special. Susan was most happy watching football, whether that be in the comfort of her own home, in the stadium with her family and friends, or on the couch with her father, whose love for sports only rivaled her own. Some of Susan’s happiest times were skiing in Big Sky, Montana; walking the strip in Las Vegas, Nevada; riding the 1880 train in Keystone, South Dakota; enjoying a Starbucks with her mom in Palm Springs, California; playing at Pelican Lake with her Diebold family, hanging out at Padlock Ranch with her Scott family, and sitting by the fire with her kids at her cabin in the Big Horn Mountains.
Susan was very proud of her role in the Scott family legacy. Her ownership and contribution in businesses such as the Holiday Inn, the Powder Horn, Perkins family restaurants, the Padlock Ranch, and the First Interstate Banks fueled her passion for family. She also added her expertise in philanthropy and community to the numerous foundations run by the Scott family, as she was very keen on giving back. Her children will continue to keep her personal legacy alive through her spirit that will keep on thriving.
An open house reception will be held from 3:30 – 5:30 pm on Sunday, September 16th, 2018, at Grace Anglican Church, located 1992 W 5th St in Sheridan, Wyoming. As one of her passions was rooted Sheridan High School sporting activities and watching her kids shine as athletes, you are invited to make a donation to the Sheridan Booster Club to honor her memory. Simply go to the website sheridanboosterclub.org and click on the “How To Contribute” section.
Online condolences can be made at www.kanefuneral.com.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.