Sue Bigler Cannon, age 77, of Legacy Retirement in South Jordan, Utah, formerly of Evanston, passed away July 9 after enduring many illnesses the past few years.
Sue was born in Afton on June 15, 1940, to Arnold and Luella Bigler.
She attended school in Kemmerer from first through 12th grade. She was an excellent student and had many fond memories of friendships and activities at Kemmerer High. She also attended the University of Wyoming on a scholarship and later received a Bachelor of Education from Brigham Young University.
Sue was married to Rudy J. Gunter (later divorced) and raised two daughters and two sons while living in Green River. Sue was a business education teacher at Evanston High School for 27 years. Many of those years she was sponsor for FBLA. She also spent several years involved with the Wyoming Education Association (WEA). She loved her career as a teacher and immensely enjoyed associating with the students. Over the years she won many awards for her excellence in teaching.
She was actively involved in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served in many callings, her favorite being a Relief Society teacher. As well, she enjoyed visiting teaching with her best friend, Marnie Hudson.
They spent many hours offering compassionate service to those they visited. She was active in the Daughters of Pioneers organization and worked in the genealogy library for many years. She loved to travel and attend the theater with her caring and fun group of friends. She was a people person and loved to visit with others almost as much as she loved her chocolate.
Sue is survived by her four children, Robin Hohenshelt (Jerry) of West Jordan, Utah, Troy Gunter (Anna) of Wheatland, Cindy Peterson (Lyle) of Green River and Chad Gunter (Jennifer) of Green River; sister, LaRae Somers of Kemmerer, brother, Kennard Bigler (Carol) of Green River and sister Eve Hale (Ron) of South Jordan, Utah.
She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She holds a special place in her heart for her travel friends as well.
Sue is preceded in death by parents, Arnold and Luella Bigler; brother-in-law Wes Somers; great-nephew Clint Bigler; nephew Terry Bigler; and grandson Dallin Gunter.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. at the LDS Fifth Ward at 251 Elm St. in Evanston on Friday, July 14. Bishop Dave Anderson will be officiating. Visitations will be held from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow the funeral around 2:30 p.m. at Kemmerer Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Crandall Mortuary of Evanston.
Condolences may be made at www.crandallfhevanston.com.