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Susan Rano

Birth Date: August 11, 1953
Death Date: November 7, 2018

Susan Rano, 65 of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma passed from this life on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at a Tulsa hospital.  She was born August 11, 1953 in Havana, Cuba, a daughter of Joseph Rano and Delia Amy Borges Rano.  Susan was a high school graduate and had received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing.

Susan was born in Cuba and loved her Cuban heritage, but she also was so very proud to be a United States Citizen.  She was a registered nurse for the Tulsa County Health Department which she was very proud of and she loved each and every child and family she had the honor of serving.  She was very dedicated to her job and had the most caring and compassionate heart.  Susan was a true animal lover of all kinds and would even take in strays to give them a home.  She was an adventurist who loved to live in the moment.  She loved to fly in planes, especially private smaller planes as well as adventures in hot air balloons.  She loved to do yard work, plant flowers and other things that got her hands dirty.  Susan also loved to read books when she had the time and she was a very dedicated Catholic and would spend many hours praying and she loved family.

Susan is survived by one sister, Betty Saveth and husband Ken of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; one niece, Christina Saveth of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; one nephew Michael Saveth of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; and extended family, friends and work family.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Delia Rano.

The family will be holding a memorial mass at a later date.

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  1. Secret Prayer Partner Wind Chime!

    Written by: Katherine Lynch

    I was so glad Susan loved her wind chime that I gave her with a note on it that read…From your secret prayer partner! She kept it hanging right by her front door. She knew that so many people were praying for her. That is genuine love and caring for one another. 💕

  2. Tribute to Susan a true Woman of God! ❤️

    Written by: Katherine Lynch

    We were very saddened to hear the news of Susan’s passing. We know she was heaven bound with the great love and faith she had for her Lord Jesus. Last time I spoke to her a couple of years ago, I told her I was praying for her healing everyday. She responded back with; I am healed! A true woman of Faith in the Lord. We also spoke of forgiveness and I will always be thankful to God for that conversation. May her family know peace as she is in the arms of her Lord and her Mom & Dad who went to Heaven before her and was awaiting her arrival. 😇

  3. Dear Betty and Family:
    I am so sorry to learn that Susan passed away. Susan was one of the kindest and most caring people I have ever known. When she decided to become a nurse it seemed like the perfect profession for her because of her great compassion for people. I went to grade school and high school with Susan and I will always remember her sweet smile and her love for life and her family. Susan, you will truly be missed.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Family pita

    Written by: Dixan pita Méndez

    Susan wherever you are you know that we love you and especially my mom, God welcome you and rest in peace

  5. Dear Betty,
    I was saddened to hear of the passing of your sweet sister. No amount of words can express the pain that you are going through. I’m sending you love and prayers and hope you are able to find strength during this dark time. I have fond memories of you and Susan during our childhood in Cuba.
    My prayers and blessings are with you.

  6. A great friend, greatly to be missed

    Written by: Ellen Marshall

    Dear Betty and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Susan’s passing! She was a special friend from Bishop Kelley days and I’m glad I had the opportunity to enjoy her company at movies, over meals and at her home in BA many times over the years. She loved that big ol’ Victorian house in BA and she loved all of her fur babies, but most of all she loved her family. She talked of you often and also of how much she missed your parents. I know she was a devout Christian and the happy news in the midst of such sadness is that at the moment of her passing she was embraced by your parents and other family who have gone before as she gazed into her Savior’s eyes. She and her loving spirit will be greatly missed but I know we’ll see her again! Sending love and prayers for the peace that passes all understanding at this time.

  7. Betty, I am so very sorry for the loss of your sweet sister. I know you will miss her very much. She spends every day with Jesus and your mom and dad! (and mine 🙂 If I can help in any way, please don’t hesitate to call. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.

  8. My very dear amiga

    Written by: elizabeth betts

    dear Susan, I can’t believe you are gone, amiga. So many happy memories of days in our friendship, back to Bishop Kelley times. Please rest in peace, dear one, in the arms of our Savior and his Blessed Mother.

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