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Sue Leamons Paquette
Family: Husband, Skip Paquette. Together we have four children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Occupation: Retired cosmetologist and instructor.
Hobbies, interests: Riding motorcycles and I like to crochet. As a member of the Gold Wing Touring Association and the Moose Lodge I help with several charities. I also belong to the Harley Owners Group and the Moose Lodge Riders.
Where do you get your news? Appeal-Democrat online.
What brought you to the Yuba-Sutter area? I was raised in Gridley and moved to Marysville in 1959 and worked at the State Theater — that's where I met Skip. He taught me how to ride a motorcycle. We went our separate ways — I married someone else and moved to Arkansas before coming back in 1999 after my husband died.
What brought you back to the Yuba-Sutter area? Mostly because of family. After my return, I met Skip again — we will have been married four years in September.
Describe a ride on a motorcycle: You can feel the air and see more than in a car. It's just awesome. I rode a motorcycle until I was about 30 years old and then picked it up again in 1999.
What is the closest you've been to a famous person? We went backstage at a Kenny G concert in Oroville. We got to meet and talk with him and get his autograph.
Where would you like to live for a year? Hawaii or Alaska. I would not leave the United States — there are too many beautiful places in this country.
Who has had a strong influence in your life? My mother and father.
Do you have a favorite memory to share? When Skip and I were first together, I went to his Army National Guard basic training graduation at Fort Ord and we had our picture taken at Bixby Bridge.
Favorite places to go to in the area: I like to ride to Stonyford. It's a beautiful 200-mile round-trip ride.
What would you like to see different in the community? The roads fixed.
What do you like about yourself? I try to be sincere.
Where would you like to spend a week? No particular place, just ride my motorcycle from state to state.