Susan Joanne Renshaw (1951 - 2018)

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Susan Joanne Renshaw of Sequim died in her home surrounded by friends and family on the evening of August 14, 2018. She was 67 years old at the time of her death.
Sue was born in Wichita, Kansas, on June 6, 1951 to Virgil and Jacqueline Chilcott. She was the eldest of three siblings. When she was a little girl her family moved from Wichita to Seattle where she spent the rest of her youth.

At 15, Sue met her future husband, Tom Renshaw, at a dance at a community center. In 1969, she graduated from Tyee High School in SeaTac. Within a week of graduation, she flew to Atsugi, Japan to marry Tom. They lived in Atsugi for two years while Tom served in the Navy in Vietnam and Japan.
After returning to Washington, they had four children. Throughout her career, Sue spent time working as a caregiver, technical librarian, secretary, home daycare provider, foster parent, apartment manager and stay-at-home mom.

Sue loved to cook, especially for guests. No one ever left her house hungry. She was so welcoming and loving that she was a practically a surrogate mother for many of her children's friends.

Spending time working in her beautiful gardens was one of favorite things to do, she definitely had a green thumb and was a WSU Master Gardener. Aside from cooking and gardening, she loved spending time with her family, especially the little ones.

Sue was preceded in death by parents Jacqueline and Virgil and her daughter Sarah.

She is survived by her husband Tom; siblings Steve and Vicki; children Tom, Rebecca and John; and grandchildren Kyle, Sara, Lucius, Maggie and Abbie-Grace.

The family wishes to express heartfelt thanks to the Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County for their help caring for Sue.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County or the .
Published in The Peninsula Daily News from Aug. 30 to Aug. 31, 2018
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