Editor’s note: RL Crabb posted this sad news here this afternoon:
“Mama Su Morgan DeCorte passed away at 3:30 pm at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in Grass Valley. She had recently been transferred there from UC Davis, after a series of operations to remove cancerous tumors.
“Locals will remember Su’ s restaurant, the Squeeze Inn on South Pine St., where she served up some of the best Mexican food on the planet. After the Squeeze closed, Su moved to Utah to care for her mother.
“After her mother’s passing, she returned to her Yuba River cabin and gold mining claim near Washington, and a few years later, she married Hank DeCorte and together they restored the historical Washington Hotel.
“Not many people knew this, but Su was also the voice of Suzy Creamcheese on The Mother’s of Invention album, Absoluely Free. She was a dear friend, and her passing will leave a huge gaping hole in the little town of Washington, and Nevada County.”
Thank you RL.
BTW, I found this mention of Mama Su Morgan DeCorte and mysterious guests appearing at the Washington Hotel in the Sacramento Bee, originally published on Oct. 31 1999. It is here.
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