Susan A. Rupp, 49, of LaPorte, Colorado, died Friday, July 4, 2008, due to injuries sustained in an ATV accident near Durango, Colo.
Those remaining to cherish her memory include her daughter, Sarah Papini and husband, Jared, and their children, Brooke and Jacob, all of Longmont; son, Daniel Nack of Fennimore, Wis.; brother, Tom Pankratz; and sisters, Therese Randall, Deise Palkovich and Patti Strong, all of Wisconsin.
Rupp was born on January 1, 1959, in Chilton, Wis., to Howard and Kathleen (Meyer) Pankratz. She graduated from Campbellsport High School in Campbellsport, Wis.
In 1984, she moved her family to Colorado to be close to the mountains. She was a talented artist, creating beautiful oil paintings and pencil drawings. Her former studio in Berthoud was her pride and joy for many years. Rupp was also a lover of dogs and horses, and worked Centennial Livestock Auctions in Fort Collins.
A cremation has been held. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 10 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Longmont with the Reverend Brian Morrow as Celebrant. Arrangements have been entrusted to Howe Mortuary and Cremation Services in Longmont.
Memorial donations may be made to Longmont Humane Society.
Please share thoughts, memories and condolences with her family at www.howemortuary.com.