Joplin, MO

Susan Denise Boudreau

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Susan Denise (Payne) Boudreau, She will be greatly missed by her husband, Rex of 47 years, and her two grandsons, Asher Payne Stage and Patton Riley Mitchell, plus a multitude of friends and relatives. Nothing gave her greater pleasure than seeing and holding her great-granddaughter, Bekett Anne Stage, born January 26, 2024. Susan passed into the arms of our Lord Jesus on June 12, 2024, after a prolonged illness. She was born in Paris, Texas, on March 29, 1949, to Evelyn (Ailey) and George Payne. She was 75 years of age upon her death. After the death of her father, she and her sister were adopted by her aunt and uncle, Pearl and Frank Davidson of Branson, Missouri. In her journey through life, Susan made many friends along the way starting with those in high school where she enjoyed debate. She entered Central Methodist College after graduating high school, but married and became a stay-at-home mom with the birth of her daughter, Samantha Anne Stage for three years before her divorce from husband, Samuel. She moved from Killeen, Texas to Austin, Texas where she met and married Rex E. Boudreau, a pharmacist. They moved to Midland, Texas where she resumed her education at Midland College where she received her Associate Registered Nurse Degree. Among Several accolades she received was class president her junior year and voted by her professors to represent the college in Who’s Who in American Colleges. Susan and Rex were members of the Disciples of Christ Christian Church in Midland, Texas, where she served as a Deaconess and once held the office of president for that church. She began work at Midland Memorial Hospital as a charge nurse on the medical oncology service. She was then recruited by the education department to work as a Certified Diabetic Educator. This served her well as Samantha was an insulin dependent diabetic. She found her love as a hospice nurse when the family moved to Joplin, Missouri, where she worked in that capacity for eight years. Again, it served her well as Samantha developed cancer and passed due to the illness after a very short time. After retiring and breaking her ankle, she developed a circulatory disease and became bedbound for several years and passed due to natural causes. Susan was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Cyndy Boyd, and her daughter. There is no scheduled funeral service, but a graveside service will be held in Shattuck, Oklahoma at a future date for the immediate family. All arrangements are under the direction of Ozark Memorial Park of Joplin, MO.

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  1. Harriett Kelln Wahler says:

    Susan must have been a wonderful person; I did not know her, but I grew up with Rex and he deserved the very best. Rex, my heartfelt sympathies go out to you and your family. May the Lord comfort and bless you.

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