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KIRMS, Suzanne

Suzanne Bruguiere Downs Kirms, age 83, passed away April 23, 2014 in Austin. She was born Jan. 16, 1931 in Newark, N.J. to Herbert Eugene Downs and Viola E. B. Bruguiere Downs. Preceding her in death were her parents and her only sister, Joyce Diane Downs Parker. She leaves behind her a daughter, Lise Kirner Doss of Austin and son-in-law Curtis Doss, and a son, Marc James Kirner and daughter-in-law Sherry Kirner of San Angelo, Texas, grand children Navvab Adrienne Taylor and Ruhi Doss Bell of Austin, Albert and Andrew Kirner of Arlington, Texas, and great grandchildren Leo P. Taylor and Finn T. Bell of Austin. Graveside service will be held Saturday morning at Onion Creek Memorial Park in Manchaca.

Suzanne attended several universities beginning in 1950, earning bachelor's degrees in English and Journalism, and worked as a secretary first, then journalist, then teacher, and lived in New Jersey, California, Maine, Paris, Arizona and Texas. She loved literature, opera, art and traveling.
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2014
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