Funeral Service for Susan Sierra
Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Susan E. Sierra, 64, a resident of Davenport, will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 22, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 417 Main Street, Davenport. Burial will be in Greenview Memorial Gardens, Silvis, Ill. The family will greet friends Friday from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, downtown Davenport. All are invited to join the family to pray the Rosary Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. Following the Rosary, a Native American Ceremony will be held. Susan died Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Genesis Medical Center, East Rusholme Street, Davenport.
Susan Elizabeth Miller was born on November 27, 1949 in Davenport, a daughter of Leroy and Ruby (Cleveland) Miller. She was a 1967 graduate of Davenport Central High School.
Sue was united in marriage to Gilbert “G.G.” Sierra, Sr. on December 23, 1967 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, East Moline. G.G. passed away just six days prior to Sue on November 12. They shared 46 years of marriage together, and now will spend eternity in Heaven with each other.
Sue worked at Oscar Mayer for over 23 years, retiring due to her illness.
She was a member of St. Anthony’s Church, a longtime parishioner of the former St. Joseph’s Catholic Church where she was member of the Christian Mothers, a room mother at her children’s school, the Guadalupana Society, the Quad Cities Mexican-American Organization where she served two terms as Vice President, LULAC, and the Davenport Judo Club. Sue served as campaign manager and treasurer for her husband, G.G’s runs for office, a member of the UFCW Local 431, a proud member of the Democratic party, and a Scott County Precinct Worker.
Sue was extremely proud of her Kiowa Tribe heritage. She was a direct descendant of the Sand Creek Massacre. Sue was a member of most Quad Cities Native American Associations, and ran pow-wows at Credit Island for 9 years, and 5 pow-wows at Blackhawk State Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to LULAC.
Sue is survived by her children, Stephanie (Matthew) Hutchins-Dowell, Michele Sierra, Gilbert “G.G.” Sierra, Jr., all of Davenport, and Emilia T. (Noe) Sierra-Hurtado, Bettendorf; grandchildren, Kiowa Sierra, GG A. Sierra, Landon Hurtado-Sierra, step-grandchildren, Cassie, Kathleen, Megan Dowell, and Colin Scott- Dowell; her mother-in-law Luz Maria Sierra, East Moline; siblings: Jerry (Ann) Miller, Robert (Rhonda) Miller, Linda (Ronnie) Fleetwood, all of Davenport, Richard Miller, Elgin, Ill., Janice Miller, Debbie (Jack) Fifer, Gwendolyn Miller, all of Davenport, Leroy Miller, Jr., Walcott, Jeffery Miller, and Leslie (Sue) Miller, all of Davenport; all of the Sierra family brothers and sisters-in-law, and many loving nieces and nephews.