Sue was born in Cranston, Rhode Island to Carl Malmborg and Lillian Smith. She was brought up on a rural farm with lots of dogs, cats, ducks, and chickens that she chased around.
The big change in her life came when her aunt took and her cousin to Europe during one summer when she was in high school. That is when she discovered her love of travel. She quickly learned the ropes and became a professional travel agent. During her forty plus years in the industry she traveled to every continent save one and enjoyed every minute.
In 1965 Sue went on an adventure motor trip with good friends to Santa Barbara and never went back to Rhode Island. The most wonderful thing in her life happened because of that. She met her future husband and best friend Gary. They had many great adventures and he was the love of her life.
Sue loved to cook and entertain. For three or four years she arranged elaborate events and feasts for companies and friends that she was close to. Sue was admired for her knowledge and her attention to detail in any project that she undertook. She was the utmost friend and confidant to many in Santa Barbara.
She leaves behind her beloved ninety year old brother Avery , her niece Carlene Plaziak, her great niece and great nephew Jill and Daniel Plaziak. She is predeceased by her parents and her nephew Eric Malmborg.
A special thanks to dear friends Linda Love and Don and Kathleen Scott for their tireless work in time of need. A very special thank you to Dr. Fred Kass for extending Sue’s life. Sue was eternally in love with all of her cats and would appreciate donations to ASAP or K-9 Pals.