SUZANNE FIELDING Suzanne Fielding, 85, passed away peacefully at her home the afternoon of May 14, 2014. Suzanne was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1929. She received a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Santa Fe, summa cum laude, and a Master of Arts from the Graduate Institute in Liberal Education of St. John's College, Santa Fe. Suzanne worked for St. Vincent Hospital as the Director of the Medical Records Department. She was a Registered Record Administrator and a member of the American Medical Record Association and the New Mexico Medical Record Association. Suzanne worked for the State of New Mexico, Health and Environment Division, Health Service Division, Certification and Licensing as a health facility survey team leader, conducting surveys of health care facilities to help the facilities meet Federal and State certification and licensing requirements. She later became a field supervisor, training and supervising survey team members, analyzing and incorporating new regulations, and providing consultation to facility administrators. Suzanne also worked for Pi¤on Hills, providing consultation to facility administrators. She was a member of the League of Women Voters, a Cub Scout den mother, and the secretary and treasurer of the Board of the Friends of the College of Santa Fe Library. She was a formally trained potter. Suzanne is survived by her son Hal David, sisters Olive Draper and Neva Holzhauser and brothers Austin Draper, John David Draper and Richard Draper. She was preceded in death by her husband Hal Eugene, her son Robert Alan, her parents Thornton Earnest Draper and Norma Johnston, and her sisters Frances Marker and Norma Pierson. Suzanne and her husband shared and explored the art world together, Hal through painting and Suzanne through pottery. Suzanne accompanied Hal on his art trips in the U.S. and to Europe. They supported each other through the death of their son Robert. For both, their journey through life was a shared spiritual adventure. For both, their marriage and family mattered most. Interment will be private at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Rivera Family Funerals and Cremations 417 East Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505) 989-7032 Fax: (505) 820-0435 santafefuneraloption.com
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from May 24 to May 25, 2014