Sylvia Susan Carter was born February 11, 1935 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of David O. and Orpha O. Welch Carter. She was educated in Cambridge schools and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1953. She attended Western Illinois University in Macomb. Her marriage to Glenn H. Nelson took place in September of 1954. She married Charles Rubin on April 2, 1987 at St. Simons Island, Georgia. Susan worked for Family Medical Associates in Cambridge from 1973 to 1981. She was one of the first E.M.T. responders in Cambridge. She was a successful real estate agent in Arlington Heights, IL from 1983 until retirement in 1995. The couple moved to Geneseo in 1996 and Susan then spent several years volunteering with the Hammond Henry Hospital Auxiliary.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Geneseo, Oakwood Country Club, and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a charter member at Valley View Club, Cambridge, and a former member of the Cambridge United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir for 25 years. Golf was one of her favorite hobbies and she was a 7-time Club Champion at Valley View. She also enjoyed bowling, playing bridge, cribbage, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Those surviving are her husband, Charles, a son and daughter-in-law, Gregg and Mary Jane Nelson, Scottsdale, AZ, two daughters and sons-in-law, Sheri and Eric Goff, Highlands Ranch, CO, Lisa and Steve VanWatermeulen, Cambridge, four step children, Steven (Beth) Rubin, Denver, CO, Catherine Rubin, Louisville, KY, Scott Rubin, Denver, CO, and Martha Lell, Denver, CO. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and (spouses), Jeremy (Nicole) Nelson, Lindsey Nelson, Derek Nelson, Dana (Ross) Dwyer, John Robinson, Kayla VanWatermeulen, and Alex VanWatermeulen, four step grandchildren, Lindsay Rubin, Casey Rubin, Michaela Lell and Adam Lell, and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
“Please remember me the way I was when I remembered you.”