Susan Hitchcock Mellor, 80, of Fayette, passed away on January 13, 2020 at 9:28 p.m. in Orem. She was born on September 10, 1939 in Mason City, Iowa, to Orvel "Pete" Ingle and Dorothy Claire Ingle. She married Wayne Pastour on March 7, 1959 in Dows, Iowa. He passed away May 29, 1961. She married Hubert Arthur Hitchcock on August 26, 1962 in Rock Island, Illinois. They met while attending school together at the Palmer Chiropractic College. They relocated to Georgia and they created a full life and family together. Hubert later passed away on January 9, 1996. She married Roger Mellor of Utah on November 25, 2000 in Manti, Utah. He passed away on October 30, 2018.
Susan is survived by her 6 children: Ginger Davenport, Julie Schoonover, Peter Hitchcock, Paul Hitchcock, Parris Hitchcock, and Preston Hitchcock She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; sisters: Sandra Wilson and Samantha Ingle. She had a brother: Thomas Eric Ingle, who preceded her in death.
She was so stubborn and she was blunt and had no problem telling you how she really felt about something. These were qualities that were so easy to love and hate at the same time. There’s a type of strength in those qualities that not everyone has. Susan sure did. She was incredibly strong and she was always willing to lend her strength to anyone who needed it. She was so caring and she took care of everyone around her. Her children say she was a saint. She never complained about the chaos of raising 4 wild boys. She always supported her children and loved them. She never hesitated on telling her family how proud she was of them. She would always make birthdays so special for each one of her grandchildren and children. We always knew we could expect a call with her singing "Happy Birthday" each year. She lived for her "Kodak moments." She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and lived her life as pure as a person can and she carried herself as if she were in the presence of God. Her faith was steady and strong. She always found the good in any situation or circumstance. She was a beautiful person on the inside and out. Susan was one of a kind and there will never be another person quite like this wonderful woman.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 12:00 Noon in the Fayette LDS Church. Burial of cremated remains will take place in Georgia. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
“Onward and Upward my dears.” -Grandmother/Mama
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