Sue was born on October 16, 1950 in Olwein, Iowa to Richard and Winifred Rogers. In 1953 they moved to La Mesa, CA where Sue was raised and attended school. She graduated from Helix High School and then received her Bachelors of Science degree majoring in mathematics from SDSU.
She had worked for Sega writing game software, FDE, and Cubic Corporation where she programmed for many different projects.
Sue met Karl Schwaber while working for Cubic and they moved to Massachusetts where they married on August 22, 1987.
Sue and Karl happily lived in San Diego until her passing on January 15, 2021 from a failed bone marrow transplant.