Long time community leader and banker Sue F. Foley died March 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev. in the loving arms of her husband, Harold. She was born in Stockton, Calif.
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Sue and Harold moved to Alaska in 1976, where Sue began working as a teller, launching her 38-year career with First National Bank Alaska.
Reaching out to her neighbors of all ages in Anchorage and Alaska, Sue served on the board of directors for the Blood Bank of Alaska, donated time and resources to the Food Bank of Alaska, volunteered with the Alaska Chapter Down Syndrome and donated her considerable skills as a quilter to non-profit fundraising efforts like Abused Women's Aid in Crisis.
At the time of her death, Sue was the District Governor of Rotary District 5010, challenging the thousands of her fellow Rotarians in Alaska and the Yukon Rotary District to change lives by doing good in the community, both locally and internationally.
Sue was proud to share her time in service and travel with her husband, Harold Foley.
She was preceded in death by her father, George Abourezk; and two brothers.
In addition to her husband, Harold; she is survived by her mother, Marian Cook of Idaho; as well as an aunt; and cousin in Montana; and her brother; and many nieces and nephews in California and Washington.
The Celebration of Life for Sue will be held in Anchorage on April 13 at 1:30 p.m. in the Captain Cook Hotel.
Memorials in memory of Sue may be made in donation to Food Bank Alaska or The Rotary Foundation.
Published in Alaska Dispatch News from Apr. 4 to Apr. 6, 2014