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Susan Dee Grumbein Etheridge
Susan Dee Grumbein Etheridge, 71, of Anthem, AZ, passed into heaven Friday, June 29, 2012. She was born December 17, 1940, in Los Angeles. She had been ill with Valley Fever and cancer.
Susan is survived by her husband, Duane Etheridge; two sons, Micah and Titus; daughter, Rachel; and grandsons, Joseph, Nathan and Joshua.
Susan was a long time resident of Salinas. She was an elementary school teacher in Claremont and Salinas. She was also a pianist and organist for First Presbyterian and Northminster Presbyterian Church. Susan also had a great love of flying and in the mid 80's learned to fly. She became flight instructor and achieved her airline transport rating. She instructed and flew charters for Air Trails, and was pilot for California Forensic Medical Group.
She was laid to rest Friday, July 6, 2012, at Forest Lawn in Covina.
Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 18, 2012, at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 315 E. Alvin Dr., Salinas.
Memorials can be sent to Northminster Presbyterian Church, 315 E. Alvin Dr., Salinas, CA 93906; Desert View Bible Church, 105 W. Carefree Hwy, Phoenix, AZ 85086;
, Phoenix, AZ, 602-530-6900; or to the
Published in The Salinas Californian on Aug. 8, 2012