MONTPELIER, Vt. - Susan Bradley Valz, 38, of New Orleans, and formerly of Montpelier, Vt. died Saturday, October 27, 2012 in New Orleans.
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She was born in Montpelier, Vt. July 5, 1974 to James H. and Linda C. Valz. She was educated in the Montpelier school system. She received her B.A. from the University of Rhode Island in Psychology and Women's Studies. She held a M.S. degree in Criminology and Justice Studies from Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I. with a concentration on emerging trends of 4th 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 and Group in Manhattan, N.Y. 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 step-mother, Eileen Peterson; sister, Jo D. Livingston and her husband Tim Livingston of Concord; 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 step-father 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, Vt. at Hope Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Susan's name may be made to Franklin Animal Hospital, 39 Hill Rd. Franklin NH 03235 or to Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, PO 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 The Concord Monitor on Nov. 2, 2012