Loveta Sue Cash

May 23, 1937 – January 09, 2016

loveta_sue_cash_2011eLoveta “Sue” passed away peacefully Saturday morning, surrounded by all that loved her deeply. She was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma to Ollie Lovetta Cash (Overstreet) and Henry Gordon Cash of Hugo, Oklahoma. She was a member of the Choctaw Nation through her father’s mother.

Following the death of her mother in 1950, she loveta_sue_cash_1939espent her remaining childhood with her mother’s siblings, the Overstreet’s in either Los Angeles or Orange County. In 1955, she graduated from Excelsior High School in Norwalk, CA. With great excitement, she visited Disneyland the same week it opened-July 17, 1955. She fondly remembers her first job at See’s Candy in Norwalk, California. She was a distant cousin of the country western entertainer Johnny Cash. They both shared the same great-great grandfather. Similarly, she was a direct cousin to the country western entertainer Tommy Overstreet.

She had her first son in 1956, Timothy Wayne and then her daughter, Debra Sue in 1960, both in Los Angeles County. She gave birth to her last child, Tyrone Floyd, a son at the Bremerton Naval Hospital in Washington State. She married her husband Billy in 1959 and was a military wife, based out of Southern California until his retirement out of the Navy in 1973. They were divorced in 1976. She then remarried in San Diego in 1978. She remained in San Diego until 1992 and then moved to Shoreline, WA to be closer to her son. From the 60’s to her early retirement in 1992, she held numerous jobs in the banking industry. She retired as an executive secretary at the offices of Union Bank in downtown San Diego, CA.

Her passions and lifestyle included the love of music, dancing, gardening, loveta_sue_cash_1979ecooking, sewing and time with family. She had a great sense of style and loved both fashion and interior design. She was a beautiful, outgoing, open and friendly person who had many friends. Her family all enjoyed her southern style cooking and her “made from scratch” recipes. She was at her happiest when she was with family. She was a great mom and took tremendous pride to make sure all of her children were all well behaved, polite, groomed and presentable. Her proficiency in sewing led to her making a lot of her daughters’ clothes. Of great delight and amusement to her children who liked to tease her, she was very emotional and sentimental while watching any film. She was always easy going in this respect and took all kidding and teasing in stride. We will all miss her love and affection. You did good Momma. Rest in peace.

Her final internment will be with her beloved son Timothy Wayne Milton who preceded her death in 1987. They will both rest side by side at El Camino Memorial Park in San Diego, CA. She is survived by her daughter Debra Sue Durkin of Dixon, CA, her son Tyrone Floyd Milton of Shoreline, WA, grandchildren Crystal Marie da Silva of Napa, CA, Dylan James Durkin of Dixon, CA and Christina Marie Cummings of Brunswick, GA. Her great-grandchildren are Marcus Whitt, DJ Cummings, and EJ Cummings all of Brunswick, GA.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the National Stroke Association (

7 Responses to “Loveta Sue Cash”

  • Shirley "Short" Clifton says:

    Sue had a pretty smile and a laugh. She had a caring heart and was interested in other people and what they were going through. She loved all her children dearly and wanted the best for their life and their future. May she rest in peace. God Bless her.

    Shirley “Short” Clifton
    Weldon, IL

  • Jennifer Milton says:

    Sue was a wonderful woman.She always had a smile on her face, and enjoyed a lot of laughter. She was very thoughtful.She will be missed by all that loved her.May she sing with the angels.

    Jennifer Milton

  • Bill Milton says:

    Sue was a wonderful Mom to our children and a very proud mother. She wanted the best for them at all times.

    She was a very pretty lady and loved to travel and meet new friends along the way.

    She loved to cook , dance , listen to all types of music.

    She is missed by all and God Bless her.

    Bill Milton

    Edmonds, Washington

  • Jeff Moylan ~ Tacoma, WA says:

    What a lovely lady, centered in such a wonderful family. How fortunate to have experienced Loveta’s strength as a mother for guidance, with her boundless grace and gentle kindness. She presented a sunny smile and disposition in most every occasion and was simply a pleasure to be around. Loveta will undoubtedly be missed, though her memory will be cherished to endure in the memories of those who were touched by her love and affection.
    ♡ Blessed be her life ♡

  • david lawson says:

    my good and great best big hearted friend through many years. you are sorely missed!

  • Penny Schimpler says:

    Sue was a kind and friendly woman who was always interested in what others had to say. She loved her children and was proud of them. She will be missed by her family and friends.

  • Debra Durkin says:

    Thank you for the penny on the day you went to heaven, Momma. I will always love you

    Pennies from Heaven

    I found a penny today
    Just laying on the ground.
    But it’s not just a penny
    This little coin I’ve found.

    Found pennies come from heaven
    that’s what my Grandpa told me.
    He said Angels tossed them down
    Oh, how I loved that story!

    He said when an Angel misses you
    They toss a penny down,
    sometimes just to cheer you up
    To make a smile out of your frown.

    So don’t pass by that penny
    When you’re feeling blue.
    It may be a penny from heaven
    That an Angel’s tossed to you.

    Author: Copyright © 1998 C Mashburn

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