MONTPELIER - Susan Bradley Valz, 38, of New Orleans and formerly of Montpelier, died Oct. 27, 2012, in New Orleans.
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She was born in Montpelier, July 5, 1974, to James H. and Linda C. Valz. She was educated in the Montpelier school system. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rhode Island in psychology and women's studies. She held a Master of Science degree in criminology and justice studies from Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I., with a concentration on emerging trends of Fourth Amendment exceptions due to advances in technology. At the time of her death, she was a second-year law student at Tulane University Law School. Prior to entering law school, Susan was a director in FTI's Forensic and Litigation Group in Manhattan. Prior to moving to New York, Susan worked as an auto insurance fraud investigator, and spent several years working in law enforcement at various police departments in Rhode Island.
Along with her parents, Susan is survived by her stepmother, Eileen Peterson; sister, Jo D. Livingston, and her husband, Tim Livingston, of Concord, N.H.; brother, Bill Valz, of Overland Park, Kan.; and a niece, Courtney Livingston, and nephew, Drew Livingston; as well as many uncles, aunts and cousins. She also leaves many dear friends including William Downey, of Plymouth, Mass.
Susan was predeceased by her stepfather, Harry R. Slingerland; aunt Nancy Grandbois; and her paternal and maternal grandparents.
There will be no calling hours. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family in Barre at Hope Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Susan's name may be made to Franklin Animal Hospital, 39 Hill Road, Franklin, NH 03235 or to Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, P.O. Box 459, South Hero, VT 05486 or at www.Takumta.org.
Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at www.guareandsons.com and go to Susan's obituary.
Published in Times Argus on Nov. 2, 2012