Grammy’s Garden – Remembering Sue
Farmers Market vendors are a collage of personalities–farmers, ranchers, producers and entrepreneurs who all serve a common goal each and every weekend. Friendships are quickly forged among the vendors yielding a family complete with quirky aunts, somber uncles, and inquisitive cousins where each and everyone watches out for the other.
Sue Wycoff was very much a part of the Heirloom Farmers Market family with a true market presence. Every market day, she would make her way around the various canopies chatting it up with each vendor. Whether you were busy or not, Sue would make herself at home under your canopy because she had business to attend to in making sure that everything was in order, and asking questions about your personal life, market life and social life. The farmers markets and its customers were her extended family, and as in any family, Sue’s persona was very much like that of a Granny–curious, cheeky and quick-witted. True to Sue’s personality and being the curious sort, she quickly developed a passion for social media. As a social media maven, the world of Facebook allowed her to connect with all of her friends and become a proponent for any event, personal or otherwise. Sue’s love of people brought her much happiness whether she was a spectator or participant.
She was also dedicated to keeping her own family involved. They were always present at the market–her husband George, her daughters, her son, grandsons and son-in-laws all contributed to the farmers market business, Grammy’s Garden.
We are all are very saddened at her passing and will miss her presence under our canopies. Sue Wycoff will forever be remembered as Grammy, a vibrant member of the Heirloom Farmers Markets canvas– bright, generous, friendly, and connected to family.
Memorial Services will be held at the Northminster Presbyterian Church, located at 2450 East Fort Lowell Rd. in Tucson, AZ. on July 5th, 2016 at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to Teen Challenge of Arizona at www.tcaz.org in memory of Sue.
Susan Clarinda Wyckoff, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on June 24th , 2016. Born in Mammoth, WY., on August 21st, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Joseph & Alice (Keithman) Dexter. She is survived by her husband of over 40 years, George T. Wyckoff, son George J. Wyckoff and daughter Rebecca (Becky) M. Stuart, all of Cochise, AZ. and her daughter Joyce Martin of Houston, TX. Survivors include grandchildren Victoria Scarborough, Alexander Martino, Joesph Wyckoff and Shane Martin. She is survived by siblings Kelly Fagley of N.C., Sally Palaia of CT and John Dexter of VA. and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Ted Dexter and sisters Joyce Dexter and Katy Stowe.
Sue led a very active life and was the hub of her family. She had a varied and successful career, first owning and operating The Egg Pan Restaurant in Sierra Vista, AZ. with her husband George for many years. Following that she was a successful Real Estate Broker in Hatteras, N.C.. Since returning to her beloved Arizona Desert she directed her passion for homegrown and local foods into a successful venture known as Grammy’s Gardens, which was renowned at local Farmer’s Markets for her fine homemade jams and jellies.