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Susan Diller Craig

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Susan Diller Craig Obituary
CRAIG Susan Diller Craig, 73, passed away on March 24, 2015. Born on February 18, 1942 in Ashland, Ohio, she was the only child of the late Howard Nelson Diller and Eloise Bame Diller, now 102. Beloved wife of William (Bill) Craig for 48 years. Also survived by daughter Anne (Richard), daughter Elizabeth (Scott), and grandchildren Kasey and Wesley. Sue grew up in Ohio and Springfield, Illinois, and graduated from Kalamazoo College. She also earned a Master's degree in Allied Health Sciences from the University of North Florida. She and Bill married in 1966 and moved to Panama, where Bill was stationed in the Army. While in Panama, Sue completed a Special Forces SCUBA class for Army dependents. In spring of 1968, Bill, Sue, and her parents traveled together through the old Inca empire (Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia) and Colombia. In 1972 she and Bill settled in Jacksonville to raise their family. A true sport, Sue played competitive tennis for much of her life. On the court she was fast, she hit the ball hard, and she had a wicked drop shot. She had a can-do attitude: in her forties, she learned to water-ski and she passed a swim rescue class where the average student age was seventeen. She learned to mountain bike just before she hit sixty, shortly after which she became an avid road cyclist. In cycling she combined her love for exercise and her love for travel. She and her biking buddies, the Grapes of Wrath, bicycled from Jacksonville to Key West, completed RAGBRAI, twice, and rode Bike Across Virginia. She also toured Croatia and Ireland by bicycle. After Bill retired, the two traveled to Egypt, China, Russia, South America, Europe, Turkey, and Great Britain. Back at home, Sue played bridge, taught CPR classes, and, for years, taught exercise classes to seniors. With her big heart and broad grin, Sue was well-loved and will be much missed. Those wishing to honor her memory may wish to contribute to the . Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Mar. 29, 2015
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