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Susan Gwen Larkin Obituary
Larkin, Susan Gwen
of Tempe Arizona passed away early Friday morning at the age of 61. We have lost a tremendous wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother. Her five-year battle with ovarian cancer was fought with great courage and dignity. Susan exemplified the best of human qualities. She had incredible talents and abilities to help those around her. Susan earned a bachelor of science in business from Arizona State University, followed by a masters in social work. Her 25-year career at Phoenix Children's Hospital as a pediatric social worker is a perfect example of her abilities to help people and solve problems. She was definitely one who could successfully think outside the box when all other options had failed. She was the perfect hostess, a world-class gardener, and permanently focused on helping family, friends and other families in need. Susan was born in Payson, Utah and traveled the world as the daughter of a geologist. In addition to husband, Bob, Susan is survived by daughter Lindsay (Sig), sister Carol (Rick), brother David (Mary), granddaughters Violet and Penny, and numerous loving nieces, nephews and in-laws. She is pre-deceased by her son, Jeffrey. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Ovarian Cancer Alliance, Mayo Clinic and Phoenix Children's Hospital. Services are planned for 10 am, August 2, at Tempe Mortuary, 405 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ.


Published in The Arizona Republic on July 29, 2014
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