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Susan Elaine Hotz

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Hotz, Susan Elaine Dr. Susan Elaine Hotz, 41 years old, was born Nov. 12, 1970 to John Henry Hotz and Ann Jeanette Hotz in Garden City, KS. She passed away on November 20th, 2011 in Dallas, TX. She had a very happy childhood in Garden City. She fondly recalled annual waterskiing trips with her family to Table Rock Lake. She was an honors student throughout her life. She was Valedictorian of her high school, as well as yearbook editor, won citizenship awards, was a varsity tennis player and wasin her high school orchestra. She graduated and completed the honors program at the University of Kansas. She also graduated from the University of Kansas Medical School, where she also completed her internship. She completed her Neurology residency, Neurphysiology and Neuromuscular Diseases fellowships at UT Southwestern in Dallas. She practiced Neurology at Medical City Dallas Hospital until she was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer in 2010. Her favorite roles were that of wife and mother. She is survived by her husband and best friend, Michael Shiekh; her two daughters, Zoey age 3, Heidi Shiekh age 22 months; her parents, John and Ann Hotz of Garden City, KS; her brother Joseph Hotz of Salinas, CA, her sister, Teresa Schul of Eagle Rock, MO; and by her many friends and extended family members who encouraged and supported her throughout her illness. There will be a memorial service at the Highland Park United Methodist Church on Friday December 2nd at 1 o'clock. In lieu of flowers please make donations to United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) or UT Southwestern Dept Of Neurology.

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Published in Dallas Morning News on Nov. 24, 2011
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