Susan Hermanson Milton
5/20/1963 - 2/28/2013
Oh, sweet Suzy, you've left us too early, while you were looking forward to your 50th birthday and one more trip to Maui. Your family and friends are grieving your loss so soon, in the prime of your life, and will miss you--miss seeing your always smiling face, your kind demeanor, your brave spirit quietly fighting on against the cancer threatening you. You are forever in our hearts.
Suzy was born at Ford Ord, the youngest of six, to Jack and Ruth (Moore) Hermanson and grew up in Carmel Valley, graduating 1981 from Carmel High School where she excelled in competitive and synchronized swimming, then from UC Davis in 1985. She went on to earn her RDH from Cabrillo College and worked in Carmel as dental hygienist for Bradford Carl, DDS, for the next 13 years, where she was well known for her gentle way of quickly putting her patients at ease and chattering away during cleaning procedures to distract and entertain them.
She married her favorite patient, Craig Milton, on May 13, 1995, in Carmel Valley and gave birth to Amanda Ruth in 1999 and Stevie Osborn in 2001, with the family then moving to Roseville, Calif., in 2002, where she was active in her children's school and sports activities almost to the end of her life.
Suzy leaves behind besides her husband and children, brothers, Rick (Marilyn) Hermanson of Natomas, Calif., and Bryan (Kari) Hermanson of Salinas, Calif.; and sister, Marijane (Jason) Johnson of Del Rey Oaks, Calif.; and her in-laws, Rita Lewis of Carmel, Calif., and John and Linda Milton of Sedona, Ariz., brothers-in-law, Michael Milton of Temecula, Calif., Chris (Carey) Milton and Jeff (Melissa) Milton, both of Chino Hills, Calif., and many nieces and nephews. Predeceasing her were her parents and her brothers Dennis Hermanson and Stevie Hermanson.
The family wishes to give special thanks to all the friends who gave so much support and care during Suzy's illness and especially to her oncologist, Dr.Tianhong Li, and the team at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Bayside West Community Church, 10020 Foothills Blvd., Roseville, CA, on March 13, 2013 at 2:13 pm, with reception following at Morgan Creek Golf Club, 8791 Morgan Creek Lane, Roseville. CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UC Davis Cancer Center Gift Fund for Personalized Lung Cancer Therapy or to the
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under "Tribute Wall."