Chris Gilbransen posted a condolence
Thursday, February 11, 2021
I will always have good memories of Susan from my time as a client at Perception House many years ago. She was a tough, no-nonsense counselor, who genuinely cared for all of us. I always enjoyed running into her in the subsequent years. She'll be missed dearly, without a doubt. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.
Kathryn Lord posted a condolence
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Elise, Kathryn, David, Ken -- My reaction this morning reading the paper was "Oh NO!" Though we'd been out of touch for decades, really, Susan was such a huge part of my life in the 1970s and early 1980s: First the fun of working with her at Dave Zeaman & Betty House's lab, and babysitting the kids, then the Poker Game, and finally working with her informally through the Women's Center. She brought so much laughter to all our get-togethers. The picture you chose is perfect -- that's exactly how I remember her. My heart goes out to you all. Kathryn Lord
Sylvia San Miguel Garza posted a condolence
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
To: The Family and Friends of Susan Weldon, The times I spent with Susan may have been few and far between, but the miles separating us were inconsequential. We shared a common bond, a common denominator, a connection, that being, her daughter and my friend, Elise. It is a rare gift, especially later in life, when a new friend can turn into an old one. Over the years, Elise and I have shared many stories about our different upbringings, our families, our children, and especially our mothers. Although they were quite different, we believe they would have been best of friends had they ever crossed paths, just like us. There is nothing that can prepare one for the loss of a one and only, and the pain it renders. But solace can be found in knowing that a memory you once shared of a loved one lives on as a memory for another. Many of the fond memories I have of Susan are because Elise shared them with me. I felt that I knew Susan long before ever having met her. One of the first times I had the pleasure of spending time with Susan, I watched her spirit dance in the sunlight. Sitting outside a San Antonio café enjoying lunch together, Susan casually whispered over to me in her raspy voice, “I just go with the flow.” A mortified young waitress stood next to Susan apologizing profusely for having just spilt a glass of water all over Susan’s lap. I sensed right then and there that Susan was a woman who sailed softly in life. I love that she wore wigs just because she liked them. I liked them too. When visiting Marblehead, I felt blessed to watch Susan watch her family, especially her grandchildren. There was an unspoken love, a deep admiration, an inner peace, and a pride that showed in her eyes. My words to describe her could never do her justice, but perhaps the words of her daughter can. In 2017 when San Antonio recognized Elise for her Superior Volunteerism in an award ceremony, in her acceptance speech she said this of her mother: “The cliché goes behind every great man stands a great woman. And so, the question is what great woman was standing behind me or still stands behind me? And for sure it is my mother, Susan Weldon, who raised me and my younger brother, pretty much on her own. I was born when she was only twenty-one. So now looking back on it, as a parent, I see that we were kind of learning together as we went. And in her life, still to this day, she models some of the traits and characteristics I think that I seek to employ every single day. So, kindness, fairness, unconditional love, the nurturing of relationships and the caring of people, having respect for everyone no matter who they are and how you came upon them…” That great woman, Susan Weldon, still stands behind all of you. You may not see her, but her imprint is there. I will never forget to remember Susan because a part of her lives on in Elise, and all of those she touched with her heart. Robin St. John wrote, “What the heart gives away is never gone… It is kept in the hearts of other forever.” In her memory, may you, “Go with the flow,” and feel the warmth of her light that will forever burn bright. My sincerest condolences go out to all of those who loved her. From my conversations with her, know that she loved you more. Sylvia San Miguel Garza
Tanya Susan Targonsky Robbins posted a condolence
Sunday, February 7, 2021
When I was a child, every time we visited Susan, she would have me go through "my song and dance," What's your middle name? Susan Who were you named after? You Why? Your mommy's best friend (or other very similar answers). She even did it once or twice when I was an adult. Thankfully, she is the one that called me to let me know how sick my mom was. She told me to get my ass on a plane now!! Everyone else was trying to spare me pain. However, because of Susan, I got to say goodbye in person. I have so many memories of her that it's difficult to think of just one or two to post here. Meeting at various pizza shops over the years to visit with each other are some of my favorites. My condolences to all of you. I will miss her tremendously.
The family of Susan Joy Weldon uploaded a photo
Sunday, February 7, 2021