Suzanne (Koch) VAN HOOSER

Born March 17, 1951 in Los Altos, Suzanne Van Hooser of Orangevale passed away peacefully at home into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 17, 2012 at the age of 61. She was the beloved wife for 26 years of Michael E. Van Hooser, wonderful mother to Emily and husband, Harley Gower, Michael, Melissa and Stephanie. Grandchildren Olivia, Kloe, Keyara and Briar. She is survived by her father, George Koch, sister, Elizabeth, and brothers, George and Robert, and numerous loving nieces, nephews, their children, and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marie Koch. Suzanne graduated from Del Campo High School and California State San Francisco. She was a Past Honored Queen of Job's Daughters Bethel 202, Sister in PEO chapter EQ, and a member of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. Suzanne had a passion for dance, and loved spending time at the ocean, the mountains and traveling with her family and friends. Her beautiful spirit will be forever missed and always remembered. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 12:30 pm at Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church. Remembrances in Suzanne's name may be made to N.O.C.C., PO Box 2125, Fair Oaks CA 95628.

Published in Sacramento Bee from Dec. 28 to Dec. 29, 2012