1937 ~ 2013|
Sue K. McMahan of Holladay, Utah, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, after a long battle with mixed connective tissue disease and peripheral artery disease.
Sue was born to the late Lowell and Pauline Krebs in 1937 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. She was raised in Pennsylvania and Minnesota, and graduated from Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis in 1955. She attended the University of Minnesota, from which she graduated in 1959 with degrees in Advertising Psychology and Labor Relations. She then pursued graduate studies at Pennsylvania State University, where she earned a graduate degree in psychology and rehabilitation counseling in 1963.
Her professional career spanned forty years, during which time she specialized in educational and clinical psychology in school, agency and clinical settings. Her research work and articles were published in professional journals. Sue also taught swimming and was a lifeguard in Minnesota and New Jersey.
Sue had an adventuresome spirit and a love of outdoor activities. She enjoyed skiing, swimming, sailing and hiking. She had a genuine love of learning and a keen skill at computer games. Her empathy, respect and acceptance of others will be missed by friends and those she came in contact with. She was full of laughter and her smile could light up a room, even during the worst of her illness.
Sue was preceded in death by parents Lowell and Pauline Krebs, and sister, Margaret. She is survived by her beloved husband Loyd, daughter and son-in-law, Nedra and Jeff McKnight, many friends and "adopted" family including Daniel Talbot, Tamara Romanick, Alexandra Talbot and Demetrius Cordova.
The family of Sue would like to thank Jean Grazer and family, Kathy Woods, Cleley Vega, and Kim Tomaszeski for their caring and friendship. Special thanks also go to the many doctors and their staffs for the excellent care offered to Sue, with special thanks to Dr. Ann Richards, Dr. Michael Lowe, Dr. David Seegmiller and Tao Tan, who coupled excellent care with encouragement and inspiration.
Sue requested cremation with no memorial services to take place. For those who may wish to pay their respects, her family would appreciate donations to
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2013