Sue Knop Padilla

July 16, 1949 – March 23, 2016

Tawnya Sue Knop Padilla was born on July 16, 1949, to Elmer and Dorothy Knop.She died March 23, 2016, after a long and courageous battle with cancer at Spirit Mountain Hospice in Cody.Sue was blessed with three handsome boys, Clay and Christopher, who were born prematurely on July 11, 1979. Baby Christopher passed soon after. Mathew was born a few years later on Aug. 11, 1982. Her boys were everything to her and she enjoyed spending as much time as possible with each of them.Sue met and fell in love with her soul mate, Mark Padilla. They pledged their unending love for one another in a small intimate wedding on the sandy beaches of Siesta Key, Fla., on Sept. 13, 2005.Sue enjoyed cooking, gardening, painting and all sorts of crafts. She even went out and purchased all sorts of materials for projects she had planned, before becoming too ill to continue.She was preceded in death by her parents and infant son Christopher.Survivors include her husband Mark of Lovell; sons Clay Knop of Lovell and children Brittany Dawn and Christopher Lee and Mathew (Melissa) Knop of Billings and children Mathew Blake, Cortni Amber, Sadee-Lynn Devynn and Delaney Ethel; brothers Lonnie (Donna) and Lynn (Jane) of Illinois and Mark (Cheryl) Knop of Lovell; grandchildren MarKay Lee, Ashlee Jordan, Mikkel Tylor and Krysta Anacleta; and one great-granddaughter, Gabryella Marie.Sue will be greatly missed by all her family and friends, but her legacy will live on.Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 29, at 2 p.m., at Haskell Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Lovell Cemetery.