Suzanne Hyde (1969 - 2015)

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Suzy Hyde, age 46, received her angel wings on Dec. 21, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was a true fighter earning the title of "Cancer Ninja." Suzy left this earth surrounded by her family and her "little old man", Sully Dog. Friends will be received at 3 p.m. and services to commence at 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, at Saint Benedict's Catholic Church, 8110 Jewel Lake Rd. Father Leo Walsh will be officiating. Directions will be provided at the service to the location of the celebration of life follow at 6 p.m. Suzy was born on Feb. 21, 1969, in Anchorage, a lifelong Alaskan. She graduated from Dimond High School and Penn State University. Suzy loved life and touched many. Her spunky personality, beautiful smile and generous spirit made Suzy the spark in every room. Suzy's infectious laughter and take charge attitude touched family and friends around the globe. Her family and friends are pretty sure that upon arrival in heaven, Suzy began redecorating her surroundings. Suzy loved spending time with family, cooking wonderful dinners, fishing, playing hockey and watching her daughter, Allison play soccer. She chaperoned many of her baby girl's out of state soccer trips, assuring that all players had a home cooked meal and a laugh. She enjoyed spending time at the Cannery Lodge, where she and her husband, Ron created their own little piece of paradise on the banks of the Kenai River. Suzy had fun teaching her daughter, Cenah how to power shop, dress with style and display a confident "type A" attitude. Suzy was a strong woman with great warrior spirt. When Suzy was at her weakest, she continued to support her family by assuring that the cookies were baked and sandwiches were prepared for school. Suzy was selfless. Suzy's passing has left a hole in many hearts, but she leaves the world a better place as she brought us all laughter, passion, enthusiasm and genuine love. Suzy wrote and would want everyone to know, "I am not a survivor or a victim. I am a thriver and a victim of nothing. Preparation and timing are essential to living a long life. Nothing happens for a reason. Things happen and you get to choose how to handle the situation. Are you going to lay down and give up? Are you going to be a miserable victim? Are you going to face the facts and fight and endure? Your choice. These are the things I think of every day." Suzy was preceded in death by her grandparents, Sylvia and Ben Davis, and August and Alma Pohland; uncle, Joe Paterno and uncle, Dom Fabio. She is survived by her husband, Ron Hyde; daughters, Allison Shafer and Cenah Hyde; father and mother, Chuck and Maxine Pohland; sister, Kay Schuster; brother-in-law, Joe Schuster; brothers, Donald Pohland and Charlie Pohland; sisters-in law, Johanna Pohland and Chelsea Pohland; nieces, Olivia, Elena, Grace, Paige and Aily; and nephew, Slade. Suzy has an extended family in the Lower 48 and on the Kenai Peninsula. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the local chapter of the . 100% of your donation will fund research efforts aimed at finding a cure. Donations can be sent to: , 3851 Piper St. STE U 240, Anchorage, AK 99508. To ensure your donations are properly applied please note "In Memory of Suzy Hyde" on the memo line of your check. To honor Suzy and share a legacy of learning, all donations to the in Suzy's name will be presented by Ron Hyde during the local gala scheduled for April 2016, where Ron will share the critical lessons learned during Suzy's journey in battling cancer. Please visit Suzy's obituary and online guestbook at
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Dec. 26, 2015
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