Susan Brewer Royden (Sue or Q) passed away on May 29, 2019. Sue was born to Dr. Al and Pat Brewer on July 12, 1958 in Phoenix, Arizona. She graduated from West High in 1976 and went on to attend Phoenix College. Sue married the love of her life, Bobby Royden, on November 3, 1979 and had three wonderful daughters, Jen, Steph, and Molly. She worked as a travel agent before she and Bobby opened their own optical shop, The Village Eye Works in 1985. Sue was very active in the community: volunteering at her children’s schools, chairing and co-chairing Fall Festivals, Auctions, and The Night of Hope, volunteering with the Board of Visitors, and much more. No matter where you knew her from, you always recognized her by her infectious smile. At Mama Sue’s, the front door was always open to welcome and entertain anyone that came by. She enjoyed watching ASU and Cardinals football games, golfing, spending time at the cabin, traveling, the beach, cooking, and girl’s night out with her sisters. She was preceded in death by her parents, Al and Pat Brewer, stepmom Reba Brewer, and sister Patti Hart. She is survived by her husband Bob Royden, daughters Jen, Steph, and Molly Royden, sister Terry (Tom) Anderson, sister Deb (Bob) Hamilton, sister Mel Terkelson, stepsister Jody (Dan) Irick, and her nieces and nephews. Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 2:30 P.M. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Foundation for the Blind. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com
Kelly Ann O'Connell
Sue represents happiness, huge smiles, and a resounding laugh that lit up a room (or several). Even though we didn’t see much of each other, when we did it was as if no time had gone by. I am blessed to have known her, and she has left 3 wonderful children (Steph, Jen, and Molly), and her beloved husband, Bob (you’ll always be Bobby). Terry, Tom, Deb, Bob, and Mel, and to the entire family, I am so so sorry for your loss. God Bless you all and pray you find peace. Love you Kelly O’Connell
My heart breaks for you all. Sue was such a wonderful person whose zest for life was infectious. It was such an honor to have known Sue. May God comfort and guide you through this time of loss.
Sue and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My memories are mostly of all of our kids being in the same school together so many years ago. Sue’s bright smile and upbeat personality were just a couple reasons that people were drawn to her. The world was a better place with Sue and her family in it, I pray that the knowledge we will all be united again one day sustains you and your family during this very difficult time.
I went for years of only knowing the voice of my travel agent & then one day I hard that voice standing in line. I immediately knew who it was and I was finally blessed to meet the person who went with the voice. I was blessed even though I didn’t see her often but when I did it was where I’d hear her voice. Knowing that death is part of the wholeness of life and inevitable, it does nothing to lessen the sorrow felt when a beloved one dies. It does, however, make present the truth that living is sacred, so that we might give thanks for them, for the privilege of knowing them, for the gift and blessing they were. I was one of the privileged and feel your loss. the family has my deepest sympathy as I send a very tight hug to each of you. God please give them strength during this sad time.
Bob, I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your lovely wife Sue. Please accept my sincerest condolences.
Such a loss.My heart goes out to all of you. It’s a tough time. May God bless you all.
Bob, my condolences to you and to you’re daughters. If I can help in any way please don’t hesitate to let me know.
Bobby, I’m so sorry to hear of Sue’s passing ,and want you to know my heart goes out to you and the girls! Please know that I’m thinking of you in this difficult time of your life and I’m so sorry for your loss. Sue was always fun and happy and enjoyed her company when ever I was around her. If there is anything I mean anything I can do please please let me know. Love you and your family and know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless!
Leslie and Will Rousseau
Bob, Jen, Steph and Molly,
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know we are thinking about you with our hearts in this very difficult time.
With our deepest sympathies,
Cheryl Clark-Stoner and Lynsi Diedrick
Cheri Stallings LaBarbera
I am saddened to read of Sue’s passing. My sympathy goes out to the whole Brewer and Royden families. I remember all the good times that were had at the RONS Club back in the day. My best to all moving forward from this difficult time. Cheri
My heart hurts for each of you as Mama Bear Royden was an amazing mom, wife and person. Much love and endless sympathies for the family.
Much Love Always,
Bob, our prayers for you and your girls. Sue was a constant presense during our years at SSJ. One of many who always showed up. Rest on Peace, Sue.
Steph & Bob,
Maria and I would like to offer our condolences. Your mother and wife sounded like a fun loving person and I’m sure she will be missed!
Bob, may God guide you & your family through this time of loss. Know that Sue is in his loving arms and looking down to protect & love all of you. She will be missed.
Terry and Diana Church
We want to offer our deepest condolences. We’re sure she will be greatly missed.
With our deepest sympathy.
Terry and Diana Church
My sincere sympathy to my friend Bob and to his family. I just learned of their loss, today. May your wonderful loving memories sustain you.