January 31, 1944 - September 25, 2020
A celebration of the life of Sue Jander, 76, of Lubbock, Texas will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 2, 2020, at Sanders Memorial Chapel in Lubbock. Graveside services will follow at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park. Viewing at Sanders Funeral Home will be come and go from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 1st. Her family will receive friends from 5:00-6:30 p.m. on Thursday. You may also celebrate the life of Sue by visiting www.sandersfuneralhome.com. A webcast of services will be available as well as an online guest book. Sue passed away September 25, 2020. Celia Sue Moore was born January 31, 1944 in Mount Vernon, TX to Murel Wallace Moore and Dell Bernice Moore. She married the late John Charles Jander on March 14, 1959. They moved many times in the early years, but settled in Guymon, OK for over twenty years before relocating to Lubbock for the most recent twenty years. Sue is survived by many loved ones including three sons, Johnny Glenn Jander (wife Shelly Jander); Gary Dale Jander (wife Donna Jander); and Christopher Lee Jander (wife Yvonne Jander). She also left behind a brother Royce Moore (wife Judy Moore); a brother Wallace Moore; a sister Dean Pevey; and a sister Gail McCluskey (husband Bob McCluskey). She had 9 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother-in-law and sister-in-law and her husband John. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. When Sue’s boys were young, the phrase “stay-at-home-mom” didn’t exist. It was usual for women to stay home with the children while their husbands worked. But even by the standards of the era, Sue was an exceptional wife and mother and was immensely proud of her family. She was very creative in teaching life lessons, making clothes, discipline, curing any illness that came, entertaining and keeping the boys busy, and all of the fun that comes with being a mother. Sue was a master cook in the kitchen. She could make any meal from a full Sunday roast dinner to a picnic with fried bologna sandwiches, homemade ice cream and donuts. She did have a tendency to overcook things until they chewed like rubber so you would never get sick because all the germs would be nuked. Freezing germs also worked, so by Friday the school sandwiches were hard and chewy, but totally germ free. Christmas / Thanksgiving was her favorite time of year, and she was most proud of her special pecan pies. (The entire family knew to not even think of trying to compete with her pecan pies.) Even though her children were always first priority, she did work outside the home when she could manage the schedule. Sue always wanted to try everything. And she did… She had no fear and led by example. As the boys got older, they knew they could accomplish anything. Throughout the years, she worked as an accountant, a para-legal secretary, made ice cream at Dairy Queen, managed a Pizza Hut, held numerous retail jobs, and even created wedding cakes at a bakery. What she appreciated most about her career(s) was the flexibility it gave her to be a mom first. She also enjoyed reading literally thousands of books, and traveling anywhere and everywhere. The highlight of her typical week was meeting the extended family on Saturday’s for lunch. She cared deeply for her family and neighbors. She did this not out of obligation, but because of who she was. Sue was instantly loved by everyone she met, and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories. Her passing creates a big void for those who had the honor of knowing her and understanding her unique spirit.
A celebration of the life of Sue Jander, 76, of Lubbock, Texas will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 2, 2020, at Sanders Memorial Chapel in Lubbock. Graveside services will follow at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park. Viewing at Sanders Funeral... View Obituary & Service Information
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