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Susan Ilene (Smith) Isham-Crisman

Posted 2020-05-17 by mhenderson
Published in Today's News Herald on May 17, 2020 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Susan Ilene Isham-Crisman, age 77, passed away on May 11, 2020 at
Havasu Regional Medical Center in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

Susan was born on October 4, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of
George and Edna (Jamieson) Smith. She grew up in Detroit and graduated
from Redford High School. After graduation, she worked for the SS
Kresge Company as a bookkeeper and assistant manager.

She married David Lee Isham October 28, 1961. They had three children
Pamela, Randy and Michael. In 1967, the family moved from Pontiac to
Pinnebog, a small town in the "thumb" of Michigan. It was here that
she raised her family while also working as a floral designer at
Hart's Florist in Bad Axe for the next 25 years.

In 1985, David and Susan moved to Lake Havasu City, Arizona where she
owned a floral shop and later worked for Lady Di's until her
retirement. Her husband David passed away January 30, 2003. She
remained in Arizona and remarried Richard Leroy Crisman on April 1,
2005 in Las Vegas, NV.

Her joy in life was her children and grandchildren Pamela (Mike) Fry,
Christina, Forrest and Penelope; Randy (Jill) Isham, Jordan and Cody;
Michael (Loretta) Isham Noel, Hope, Ashley, Faith and Carter; Step-son
David (Lori) Isham Eric; Merissa Layman and daughter Zaeluh.

Susan had several other passions and artistic endeavors. Quilting,
woodworking and cooking were among her many talents. Susan loved to
travel the world with her family. London, Paris, New York and Italy
were a few highlights from her wide variety of travels. When Susan
wasn't traveling or creating, she could likely be found curled up
reading a murder mystery.

She was able to bring her love for mysteries and travel together in
1985 when she joined a tour of people to solve a "murder mystery"
inside one of London's castles. It brings peace to remember that Susan
was a woman of faith and an active member of the Church of Christ in
Lake Havasu City, AZ.

She is preceded in death by her first husband David, her brother Allen
P. Smith and Grandson David.

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