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Sue Ellen Decker

September 21, 1956 — August 24, 2023


Sue Decker passed peacefully on August 24th, 2023. Sue was sixty-six years old at the time of her passing. Sue's life created a legacy that will be cherished by family, friends, and the communities she touched.

Sue Decker loved her family deeply and was a passionate supporter of her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 45 years Jaye Decker. Sue is survived by her son Jared Decker, his wife Mary, and their four children Mea, Jaden, Jensen, and Maesyn. She is survived by her son Justin Decker, wife Chelsea, and their six children Khylar, Kaydence, Kaleih, Kalyon, Danika, and Rowdy. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Lenore McCoy of Bayfield, Colorado. Sue has a host of extended family members and friends who will miss her dearly. The sudden loss of Sue is deeply felt by all those who had the privilege of knowing her and experiencing her kindness, talents, and love.

Sue Decker lived a life defined by her many talents and pursuits. Sue was very artistic, including creating beautiful oil paintings, colored pencil portraits, sewing various garments and quilts, and decorating intricate cakes. Sue was an avid antique collector and enjoyed woodworking. She was passionate about breeding and showing registered Hereford cattle. Sue is a 4th generation rancher. She enjoyed making friends with other cattle enthusiasts and seeing improvement in her cattle over time. Sue and her dad, Robert McCoy, enjoyed the excitement in people's faces as they pulled a wagon with a team of mules at parades throughout the Four Corners area.

The family extends their gratitude to all who have offered condolences, support, and well wishes during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the Hereford Youth Foundation of America ( in honor of Sue Decker's commitment to youth and Hereford cattle.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Sue Decker will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 400 W Apache St, Farmington, NM 87401 on Saturday September 2, 2023 starting at 10 am. Lunch will follow, where friends and family will have an opportunity to share memories of Sue.

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