Susan Fagan Plumb
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July 11, 1957
November 3, 2012
Susan was born and raised in Norwalk, California and moved to Nevada in the early 80's.
Susan was taken too soon. She was preceded in death by her Mother and Father. She leaves behind her partner Ken Wandvik and family; Children: Josh, Michelle, Garye, Matthew, Samantha and Kevin, Brothers: Bob, Garye, Mike, Billy, John, and Sister Kim as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Susan loved being a grandmother to Cayden, Kaylee, Alyssa, Tessa, Maddilan, and Kayden. Her stories about taking them to the ocean and Disneyland entertained friends and family alike. She had an infinite love of family and friends. Anyone who had the fortune of knowing Susan knew she was the first one to volunteer to take care of a loved one by babysitting, cooking dinner, cleaning with the ever present "Windex", running errands or just doing whatever needed doing. She was well known to drop everything and rush to the aid of anyone in need. Susan's love of children and her strong belief in caring for others resulted in the well used and infamous nick names "Aunt Soo and Aunt Su Su". Only a small number of those who called her by these names were related by blood, she was a family member in spirit to anyone who needed care.
Susan worked for the Reno Police Department and later the Reno Emergency Communications Division for 19 years. She worked for the Washoe County Sheriff's Department for 5 years. She was an excellent dispatcher, dispatching to Officers, Firefighters and Deputies and taking pride in getting help to the Citizens of Reno and Washoe County and making sure the right response was sent to each situation. She took great pride in doing the job right. She was currently enrolled in Beauty School and working on yet another skill she would have mastered as well.
Susan's laugh and energy in life will be dearly missed. Her laughter and smile lit up the room. She loved to tease and get others to laugh with her. She used laughter many times to diffuse a tense situation. Susan was not afraid to correct another and was quick to offer help.
Susan was a woman of many talents, an expert needlewoman who prided herself on her even stitches. She taught many how to cross stitch and recently learned to quilt; of course she did that like an expert as well. She was always independent, whether fixing furniture, doing household repairs, painting or gardening.
We will miss Susan's love and laughter. Heaven must have needed another mischievous laughing angel.
A memorial service will be held 12/01/12 at O'Brien, Rogers & Crosby Chapel at 1pm on W Second St in Reno.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Nov. 27, 2012