1968 – 2015

BETHEL — Susan Lyn Isham, 47, of Bethel, died unexpectedly Friday, Oct. 16, in an automobile accident.

She was born Sept. 26, 1968, in Islip, N.Y. Susan was a graduate of Gould Academy and attended College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio. For some 20 years, Susan was the “chief of staff” at Sunday River Cross Country Ski Center in Newry, where she warmly welcomed and cared for guests. She held many jobs in the hospitality industry including at Pat’s Pizza, Bethel Chamber of Commerce, Mt. Abram Ski Area and Sunday River Ski Area. Most recently she was employed at Oxford Casino in Oxford.

Susan was the loving mother of Tamara Isham, also of Bethel. She was her granddaughter, Peyton’s, special ‘Mimi’ and the caring daughter of Donald and Mary Isham of Albany Township. Her siblings are brother, Mathew of Portland, Ore.; sisters, Edna McCarthy and her husband, Michael, of Mercer, Wisc., and Marybeth Whitten and her husband, Frankie, of Middlebury, Vt. She is also survived by a niece, Stephanie Whitten of Bristol, Vt.; and nephew, Corey Whitten of Irasburg, Vt.; two aunts, Rahema Dancy of Boulder, Colo., and Linda Isham of Bloomfield, Conn.; an uncle, David Isham of Whitewater, Wisc.; and a circle of cousins, friends and co-workers.

Susan had a zest for life, was outgoing and welcomed all with open arms and heart. She was both playful and a hard worker. Her generosity of spirit is known to many.

Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.

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