Susan M. Walden
1948 - 2021
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Susan M. (Bon) Walden, 72 of Williamsburg Virginia, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021. The daughter of George Bon and Helen (Wiederhold) Bon, she was born in Syracuse, New York on April 13, 1948. Sue graduated from Fayetteville Manlius High School in the Class of 1966. Enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1969 and stationed in Omaha, Nebraska, she met Steve Walden and they were married. Their son was born in 1971 when Sue received her discharge and followed her husband to assignments across the country. In 1983, they returned to Omaha, where their son Christopher was kidnapped and killed. The Air Force suggested moving out of the Omaha area and sent them to Langley AFB in Hampton, Virginia. Sue was active with the Officer Wives' clubs during their active-duty days. She was elected to the OWC boards a total of six times on three different bases. After Steve retired, Sue took a variety of jobs on the Virginia peninsula. She also continued her charitable endeavors and was on the board of Sentara Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing tennis, bowling, Mahjong and playing with her fur babies. Sue was preceded in death by her mother, father and her son, Christopher. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Steve. In trying to protect those who are vulnerable during this time, there will be no funeral or memorial service in Virginia. Interment will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St Louis, MO in the near future. Online condolences may be shared to the family at

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Published in Virginia Gazette on Jan. 23, 2021.
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January 25, 2021
I worked with Sue At Grace church. Lost touch several years ago when I took a church in Maryland. Steve, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I am back in Williamsburg, serving Christ Church in Smithfield. I would love to hear from you and catch up. Kathie Vermillion Price
Kathleen Vermilion Price
January 24, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Deborah Larus Doolittle
January 22, 2021
There are no words to express how sorry I was to hear of Sue’s passing. She was a sweet person. She will be remembered fondly.
Lydia Marin
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