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Suzanne Ray

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Suzanne Ray Obituary
Ray, Suzanne (Schutz)

Suzanne Ray (Schutz), a retired nurse of 40 years and a life-long resident of New Mexico (Albuquerque, Los Alamos) died unexpectedly on July 6, 2017 at the age of 67 in her home.

Suzanne is survived by her sister, Donna Harris; son, Jeremy Ray and his wife, Wyndi Cross; and four grandchildren, Taylor, Avery, Grayson, and Taryn. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Susan Schutz; and Jeremy's father, Richard Ray.

Suzanne was born in Camp Kilmer, NJ on January 13, 1950 and soon after moved to Los Alamos. She graduated from St. Vincent Hospital School of nursing, and became a licensed L.P.N. 1969. She worked at St Vincent (69-73) Los Alamos (73-75) St Joseph (75-93) hospital and First Choice Community Clinic (94-2008) till her retirement. She lived in the home she purchased in 1978 up until her last day. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, Disney movies, reading novels, going out to eat, writing poetry, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was such a loving, caring, and giving person. Every and anyone who ever met her instantly felt the warmth that radiated from her heart. She was a person who embraced the good in anybody she came across. Suzanne expressed nothing but happiness sharing positive feelings even through all the negative ones she endured.

No funeral services are scheduled, as all prearrangements were made through FRENCH - University, the family will be having a private cremation. No need to send donations or condolences as the family chooses to celebrate the life Suzanne Ray lived, and not let her death fade away the love that is our memory. We do appreciate if you do take the time to remember Suzanne and cherish her memory as the beautiful and kind person that she will forever be.

A poem written by her son Jeremy in 1995

Happy Mother's Day, it's your day, and I already know what you need. To stop staying out late drinking and smoking weed. I will not talk about my faults that make you feel blue. I want to write the good things like how much I love you. You're not just a parent you are also a friend no matter what is done you always stay calm. I am so glad to call you my mom. I just want you to be happy never to be sad. Sorry for the things in your past it's ok to be mad. You gave me life and a loving home. So, to show you I care I am writing you this poem. The main word is Thank you which means more than I say. Have a long happy life and a wonderful day.

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Published in Albuquerque Journal on July 23, 2017
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