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Susan Jane (Strait) Mulligan September 1, 1930 – October 12, 2021

Celebration of Life

Susan Jane (Strait) Mulligan passed away on Oct. 12 at the age of 91, in Bakersfield, California. She was a native of Minnesota and lived in St. Paul until 2015. Married to her high school sweetheart, they raised three sons. Preceded in death by her husband John, her sister Jeanine, her sons John III and Kevin, she came to California to live with her youngest son Terry, and her daughter-in-law, Donna. She was a resident of Tehachapi and loved the dry air and warm days.

Susan loved her family and was thrilled to be near her grandchildren and their families, Emily Oden and partner Jesse Diaz, and great-grandsons, Jacob, Jesse, and Joaquin; Shawna and husband, Paul Foxgrover, and great-grandchildren, Kale and Jill; Stacey and husband, Daniel Jenkins, and great-grandchildren, Claire and Bryce; and Zach Mulligan and great-grandchild, Riley and Riley's mother, Alexis Harris.

She was known by most everyone as Grandma Sue. She had lifelong friends in Minnesota that she contacted and talked with regularly. She didn't meet a stranger, was a great listener, and always encouraged those around her. Sue will be deeply missed by all of those who were a part of her life.

Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with her care. For condolences, please visit http://www.woodmortuary.net. Wood Family Funeral Service requires guests to practice social distancing and face masks/covering are highly recommended.