Born Wednesday, December 31, 1969
Died Monday, May 27, 2019
Obituary for Susan Kay (Naumann) Wolfenbarger
Susan Kay Wolfenbarger passed from this life on May 27th, 2019 at her home in Porter, Oklahoma at the age of 71. She was born on August 22nd, 1947, in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Carl Heinrich Peter and Juanita (Shinn) Naumann. She and her brother Richard were raised in Sand Springs where she was active in the school band. She graduated from Sand Springs in the class of 1965. She married David Lee Wolfenbarger on July 14th, 1967. They had two children, Todd and Sarah. They lived in the Tulsa area before moving to Tahlequah in 1979. They later lived in Hulbert, before moving to Porter in 2009. She worked for Arco in Tulsa, Briggs School in Tahlequah and ultimately retired from Oklahoma United Methodist Camp Egan after 26 years of employment. She was a sweet wife to David, her husband of over 51 years. They worked together building their homes, hunting, fishing, golfing and raising their children. She was an amazing cook and prolific baker. She made the best cinnamon rolls and bread you’ve ever tasted! She was an active part of New Community Church in Muskogee. You could count on seeing her there, serving coffee, sharing a smile, kind words and a hug. If you met her, you knew her heart for you and everyone she met. God made her to serve others and she was exceptional at it! She inherited her mother’s comedic side and loved to text corny jokes to her granddaughter Allison. She loved when her grandson Alex made her a grandmother and continued spoiling him until the day, she left this earth. She and David started playing golf at the young age of 50. Their children got them golf clubs and lessons for the their 50th birthdays. Within a month, they had bought their own golf cart and were playing every chance they could. She loved golf! (Not many son-in-law’s get to have their mother-in-law make him take her to the World Golf Hall of Fame on a family vacation.) She loved her son Todd and took great advantage of his many building and computer skills. She always knew what to say to get him to come home to work on her favorite projects. She took great pride in his creations and loved to share pictures of them with her family and friends. She loved to exercise, but not indoors. She would have her daughter Sarah walking at the crack of dawn, six days a week, rain, snow, cold, it didn’t matter. Everyone knew the walks were just an excuse to enjoy nature and spend time with her daughter. She left this life suddenly but was completely at peace with where she would spend eternity. She loved God, loved her family, loved her friends, and showed that love in how she lived each day.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, Carl and Juanita and her brother Richard. She is survived by her husband David Lee Wolfenbarger, of the home, son Todd Wolfenbarger and wife Tatyana of Friant, California, daughter Sarah Spencer and husband Curtis of Porter, Oklahoma, grandchildren, Kristina Beck and husband Stone of Fresno, California, Arthur Kosteniuk of Friant, California, Alex Spencer of Porter, Oklahoma, Allison Spencer of Porter, Oklahoma, great-grandson Nathan Sullivan of Fresno, California and many beloved nieces, nephews, brother and sisters-in-law, cousins, and friends.
There will be a family conducted Celebration of Life on Sunday, June 9th, 2019. You are welcome to come by anytime from 2-4 p.m. at New Community Church, 3600 E. Shawnee in Muskogee, Oklahoma. It will be a time to share stories and bring comfort to those who loved her. Susan had a servant heart and loved helping those in need. In lieu of flowers, we know she would appreciate any donations to the many flood victims in her community. Donations can be made to New Community Church in honor of her memory to support those affected by the recent flooding.