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Susan A. Regan VALLA

1943 - 2016
Susan A. Regan VALLA Obituary
September 22, 1943 - January 2, 2016 Susan A. Regan Valla, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away on January 2, 2016, in Tacoma, WA, after a long battle with lung cancer. Born in Vancouver, WA, she lived in LA for 46 years. She is survived by son Sean Valla; daughter-in-law Lorin Ruttenberg, grand-children Ruby and Shane, and six siblings: Patricia Schlesinger, Rosemary "Pinky" Kimlinger, Thomas Regan, Michelle Regan, Colleen Regan, and Mary Anderson. Her daughter, Michelle, died in 1990. In 1992, Sue obtained a Ph.D. in Psychology from the CSPP and practiced as a psychologist and therapist for nearly 20 years. She was a gifted painter and had an avid interest in art. Susan was enormously resilient, creative, and brave. She had a deep appreciation for life and an infectious sense of fun. She will be missed immensely by those who were fortunate to have known and loved her.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 8 to Jan. 10, 2016
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