Susan Janette Ottersbach, 48, passed away on July 25, 2012, at Sutter Coast Hospital in Crescent City. She was born on May 20, 1964, at Gardena Memorial Hospital in Gardena, Calif. Susan was one of two daughters from parents Marvin and Janette McClaren. She graduated from high school with the class of 1982 at Huntington Beach High in Huntington Beach, Calif. After her marriage in 1986 she had two boys and traveled all around California due to her husband’s job, finally settling down in Crescent City in the summer of 1997. She worked various jobs from 1997 to 2011 ranging from food service to convalescent care. More than anything, she loved her two boys and watching them succeed was the biggest joy of her life.
She is survived by her sons Kristian J. Ottersbach II and Amber Opbroek of Smith River and Justin R. Ottersbach and fiancé Kelly Hildbrand of Winslow, Ariz. Husband Kristian J. Ottersbach of Smith River; mother-in-law Nan M. Wineinger of Smith River. Parents Marvin and Janette McClaren of Prescott, Ariz.; sister and brother-in-law Nancy and Sam Lopez and two nieces Shannon and Sara of Garden Grove, Calif.
Private services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.
— Submitted by Wier’s Mortuary Chapel