Nelda was born to William and Nelda Reichenbach in Long Island, NY. She and her family moved to Pasadena when she was a little girl. There she attended elementary and junior high school, graduating as homecoming queen from John Muir High School. She then attended UCLA, graduating with a B.A. in English Literature.
Suellen then traveled with a theater group throughout Europe. She then settled with a law firm, Paul Hastings, starting as a legal secretary, moving on to paralegal, then office manager.
She loved gardening, especially her roses at her home in Long Beach, CA. She was a lover of all things outdoors, hiking, bouldering, camping, skiing and photography. An avid tennis fan, she was a steadfast supporter of Roger Federer. While attending a class reunion, she met her love, Bob Condon. After a few months of commuting between her home in Long Beach and his in Cortez, CO, she decided to move to Bob’s and make it her own. For 18 years she made the four corners her home, making friends in McElmo Canyon, the Irish music scene and Durango HOG riders. All loved her spirit and participation.
Loving travel, she would go to her brothers’ homes in Chicago and West Virgina for weddings and gatherings. She would also attend events in California with high school pals like the Super Bowl parties, reunions and tennis tournaments.
After many months of increasingly serious illness and disabilities, she passed peacefully with her beloved Bob holding her.
Suellen in survived by her partner, Bob Condon of Cortez, CO; brothers Chuck Reichenbach of Florida and Chicago and Bill Reichenbach and his wife Jeannie of West Virgina; her niece Kay and her husband Stephan; and nephew Kurt and his wife Christine.