Susan  Badgett


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Susan Dale Badgett, 61, of Gordonville, Texas, died Thursday, June 6 after a five-year battle with liver cancer.
"A wise person cares not for what he cannot have but for what he can."
A memorial service will be at 1 pm Saturday, June 22, at Ferguson Funeral Home in Chickasha. Reverend Kim Hayes, of Bible Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. She will be buried with ashes from her six golden retrievers, Sadie, Mollie, Mickey, Lucky, Murphy, Toby and her father's beloved yellow lab, Belle.
"May I always be the kind of person my dog thinks I am."
Susan is survived by a brother, Gerry Badgett of Ninnekah, a sister, Gail Ulrich of Gordonville, and several cousins and friends.
"A good memory is fine but the ability to forget is the one true test of greatness."
She was born July 2, 1957 in Chickasha to Gerald H and Alice Badgett. She graduated from Chickasha High School in 1975 and attended OU until moving to Tulsa, where she worked in the petroleum industry. Tulsa is also where she met her husband, Gary Reed.
"Friendship refreshes the soul."
The Reeds moved to Colorado where she worked in the ski and later hospital industries until they moved back to Oklahoma and finally to Chickasha, where she was an accounting clerk at Badgett Steam Lubricating until retiring in 2007.
"Live Simply"
The marriage didn't last, but the friendship endured.
"Laugh often"
Susan loved her family and friends and could always be counted on to make them smile. She loved the lake, reading, cross stitch, the pool, her dogs, (they were her children) and shopping. She could work any Sudoku and jigsaw puzzle.
"The way to a friend's house is never long."
She was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2014 and she was determined she would beat it. She was so positive about her life and living she would never admit that she would not win. The stubbornness kept her going through chemo to cancer trials. She never gave up hope.
"Life: It isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's learning to dance in the rain."
In lieu of pink flowers, donations may be made to Home Hospice of Grayson County, Tx, at W. Center St. Sherman, Tx 75090; or the ASPCA or a no kill animal shelter.
"Real courage is moving forward when the outcome is uncertain."
Services and interment of the cremains will be in Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.
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Marilyn Bush
Jun 14, 2019
My dear friend Susan, you will be missed. Gail, Gerry, all her cousins and friends remember her laughter it was the best sound and in quiet Times you will hear it again in the back of your mind.
Charles R. Barth, IV
Jun 14, 2019
Susan is such a pure-hearted soul and the perfect choice for Godmother to our son Kurt William Barth. May her beautiful soul journey to all the high places the Holy Spirit has prepared for her and may we all be together in God's Kingdom according to His will. Peace be upon us always.