Reba Ann “Susie” Cash cared for her family and friends with selfless devotion and thoughtfulness.
She was a treasure to all who lived in her light.
The baby, “pinka” of three children, Susie was born to hard-working parents in Houston, Texas in the fall of ‘45. The family moved to Cameron, Texas where her father could better provide for the family as a farmer. Susie’s German grandparents were close by and she adored them and their simple self-sufficient farm life. Accommodations were modest, but she was content and loved her vast country playground and playmates Jane and Don. The DDT ban forced the family back to Houston where Susie continued her studies, eventually graduating from Aldine high school.
Valentine’s Day, 1965, a friend set her up on a blind date with a James Cash from Dickinson. They met at a church sweetheart banquet and she knew right away that he was good husband material. They wed in June. Susie’s mother campaigned for the newlyweds to move out to Spring, to which Susie replied: “There’s NOTHING out there!” Still, that’s where they settled. Enchanted by a huge oak on a wooded lot in an undeveloped area, they cleared land and built a home for themselves and their toddlers, Carrie and James “Jimbo”.
Susie was the thrifty, cheerful homemaker and watchful, loving mother, providing the most delightful, nurturing playground for her children. As the neighborhood grew, that same care extended to the children who came to play and she made sure there were enough popsicles and bandaids for all.
She couldn’t pass a Garage Sale sign and not at least look. Bingo and casinos gave her so much joy. She wasn’t a church-going Christian but modeled her life of altruism and wore out countless Bibles she faithfully studied.
Susie will be missed by her two children, Carrie (and husband Luis), and James (and wife Jodie), her grandchildren: Jake, Colby, Carson, Chipper, along with great-grandchild, Colby Jr. Her big sister Jane, and brother Don also survive her.
Loving, sweet mother to her last breath, Susie put her family above all else. Always. With a sprinkling of humor, she led by her sunny example of kindness and caring, inspiring others to be a better person. Like her.