Susan Burton Ossana passed away Dec. 30, 2011, in Grand Junction, Colo., after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on Feb. 8, 1950 and was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Ossana, and her father, Lyman S. Burton.
She is survived by her beloved daughter, Autumn Mitchell; and two precious granddaughters, Bianca and Portia Mitchell. She is also survived by her mother, Helen Burton; sister, Kristin Burton; brothers, Michael (Ruth), Mark (Lindy) and Scott Burton; and many nieces and nephews.
She will be remembered by all as an exceptional artist in many media and as a free spirit who is now truly free.