Sandra (Sandy) Sue Rouse Nuss died peacefully in her home on July 10, 2020. Her husband of almost 55 years Donald E. Nuss, Jr. was by her bedside. Sandy was born on August 11, 1937 in Richmond California. She was the oldest born to Oscar and Florence Rouse followed by surviving siblings, Ronald Rouse and Claudia Rouse Raurk.
After graduating high school in Ione, California, Sandy started in the entertainment industry singing with Chester Smith and his band. Starting in 1958 Sandy gave birth to her three surviving children, Donald E. Nuss III, Lora Jabot and Clark Nuss and then relocated to Hiouchi, California. They gave her many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In 1965 she met her husband Don who adopted her three children from a previous marriage. Don and Sandy owned a Crescent City business, Redwood Welding Service, while raising their children.
After their children were raised, Sandy spent hours volunteering. She maintained many friendships and relatives through her love of genealogy research and volunteering at the Del Norte Historical Society.
Sandy’s work as the family historian can be viewed at: www.flickr.com/photos/sandisu
As Sandy requested, there are no services but please consider a donation in her memory to the Del Norte Historical Society, 577 H St., Crescent City, CA 95531.