Susan Lynn CRUMP Susan Lynn Crump, who was a former pharmacist at Swedish Hospital, a supportive mother and an avid dog lover, passed away September 13 at home. She was 55. She died because of a cardio pulmonary arrest caused by pancreatic cancer according to the death certificate. She was born in Seattle December 4, 1953 to Bernard and Helen Love. Her childhood was spent in Federal Way climbing trees, playing with friends and swimming in Star Lake. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Federal Way in 1972 and went to college at the University of Washington. Crump worked at Swedish Hospital as a pharmacist. During that time, she met her ex-husband James H. Crump Jr. and gave birth to her only child, Chelsea. She decided to quit her career as a pharmacist to pursue other interests. She was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer in May 2008. She faced her diagnosis with confidence and a smile. Crump worked at SonoSite throughout her battle with cancer and despite many complications. She died peacefully with her dogs, Nugget and Whitney, her daughter and her brother,Kirk, by her side. She is survived by Bernard and Helen Love; her sister Carol; Kirk, her dear friend; James Crump and Chelsea. A memorial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Oct. 3 at her house in Redmond.
Published in The Seattle Times from Sep. 30 to Oct. 1, 2009.