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Susan (Mangels) Worthy

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Susan (Mangels) WORTHY October 29, 1955 ~ April 27, 2011 Susan Worthy passed away April 27, 2011 after a yearlong battle with cancer. Susan enjoyed a full life as a financial service profes sional, adored wife, beloved mother and community servant. Susan was born and raised in the Puget Sound area, and graduated from Newport High School in Bel levue and the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. After her col lege graduation, Susan embarked on a career with the Seattle First National Bank, rising to execu tive positions as Vice President in branch management and small business lending. Susan was also a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. In 1990 Susan married Mike Wor thy of Seattle, and in the years that followed the couple was blessed with two children, Rachel and Jack. In 1998 the family relo cated to Vancouver Washington and Susan engaged in a variety of volunteer activities including President of the Lakeshore Ele mentary School PTA, PTA Treas urer for the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics and the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington. Susan did volunteer bookkeeping for the Vancouver Lake Crew, and was named VLC Volunteer of the Year in 2008. As a member and President of the "Children's Trust Auxiliary" Susan was recognized with the Mary Granger Award in 2006. Susan most recently volunteered as Treasurer of the Village Bicy cle Project, a non-profit organiza tion providing bicycles to African villagers to help advance their standard of living. Susan loved to travel and cher ished three family safaris throughout central and east Afri ca. Other notable family trips in cluded France, England, Man hattan, and several trips to Hawaii and Mexico. Susan is survived by her parents, John and Mary Ann Mangels of Seattle, sister Meg Watson of Seattle, brother John Mangels Jr. of Scottsdale, husband Mike Worthy, daughter Rachel and son Jack of Vancouver. A memorial service and celebra tions of Susan's life will be held on Monday, May 9, 2011 at 2:00 PM in the Vancouver First United Meth odist Church (www.vanfumc. org). Susan asked that gifts in her memory be forwarded to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington at 360-313-5678.
Published in The Seattle Times on Apr. 30, 2011
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