1948 - 2015
Sue Clark-Johnson, a former publisher of The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com
, died January 28th in Scottsdale. Known as a visionary, motivator, consensus builder and consummate multitasker, Clark-Johnson started as a reporter at a small newspaper in upstate New York. Her career spanned more than 40 years and culminated in her being named the first female head of the newspaper division of Gannett. After retiring in 2008, Clark-Johnson returned to Arizona with her husband, Brooks Johnson, where she remained active on community issues.
A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on February 4th at the Messinger Mortuary at 7601 E. Indian School Road. Sue would have turned 68 on February 21st. She loved people and parties. A community Birthday Party celebration will be held on February 21st at the Herberger Theater at 10 a.m. In place of flowers, the family has requested that people interested in making donations do so to one of Clark-Johnson's favorite nonprofits - Fresh Start Women's Foundation, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Hospice of the Valley or Lake Tahoe Summerfest. Click here to view the notice as it appeared in print.