Aug. 11, 1929 – April 20, 2017

Susanne Wadleigh, 87, passed away on April 20, 2017, at her La Junta home.

She was born on Aug. 11, 1929, in Varnsdorf, Czech Republic, to Herbert and Angela Schmidt. She married Ralph N. Wadleigh on July 23, 1960, in Cheraw; he preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 2008.

Breeding and racing thoroughbred horses was Susie's passion.

Susie is survived by her sons, Mike (Sharon) Wadleigh of La Junta and Les (Lori) Wadleigh of Aurora, Colorado; grandchildren, Bryce (Lexi) Wadleigh of Allen, Texas, LaNae (Bryce) Pittsenbarger of Greeley, Colorado, Morgan Wadleigh of Fort Collins, Colorado, Zach Wadleigh and Olivia Wheatley of Aurora; great-grandchildren, Brogan Pittsenbarger and Rowen Wadleigh; brother, Walter (Hannelaure) Schmidt of Zurich, Switzerland; numerous nieces and nephews survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brothers, Bushel and Michael Schmidt.

Graveside service will be Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Fairview Cemetery in La Junta with Father Henry Wertin of Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Patrick Parish officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 24, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Peacock Memorial Chapel.

Those wishing to do so may make memorial contributions to the Arkansas Valley Hospice, P.O. Box 408, La Junta, CO 81050, direct or through the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.peacock-larsen.com. Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home & Arkansas Valley Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.