Susan Margaret Pitts

Susan Margaret Pitts, age 71, of Pioche, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Friday, December 15, 2017, in Saint George, Utah.

Susan was born in San Diego, California to Orville and Virginia Harris on July 8, 1946.

At age 18, while on vacation, Susan met her late husband, Ron Pitts, at the Fishbowl Restaurant in Morro Bay, California. One year later, they drove his brand-new Plymouth Carracuda, observing all speed limits, to Chicago where they immediately got married.

They settled in Atascadero, California, and for the next 12 years she held a number of jobs and raised a family. After a brief stint touring the United States in a pop-up trailer and a visit to Oregon, she resettled in Pioche, Nevada, where she lived out the remainder of her life.

It was under a bright light, with your mouth pried open, and wearing a bib, that most of you would meet Sue. A woman that knew how to apply just the right amount of love and suction to get you through some of the more difficult times. She loved her patients and all of her coworkers at Klomp’s Dentistry.

In spite of living 11 miles from work, she never drove or got a drivers license, but relied on the chauffeur skills of her husband. While driving between Pioche and Panaca, it was often rumored that their Jeep could be clocked in excess of 47 MPH by patient drivers, judges, and local law enforcement.

Susan is survived by her dog Sugar, her grandchildren, her children, and her sister- which may or may not be listed in order of importance. At her request, the family will have a private ceremony on Cedar Mountain, where she and her husband took countless drives to take pictures, let the dogs run, and witness the seasons change.

The family wishes to thank all the amazing and wonderful staff at Grover C. Dils Medical Center in Caliente, the Coral Desert Rehab, hospice care staff in Utah, and especially all the friends who came to her aid in Pioche and visited her in the hospital during her time of need.