Susan M. Parisot

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Susan M.

Susan was born November 17, 1958 in Seattle WA.
She passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 10, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Susan is survived by her son Kristofer, daughter-in-law Erin, granddaughters Summer and Mackenzie, father Thomas, brothers John and Patrick, and sister Elizabeth. She was preceded in death by her mother Delores.
Susan was a physical therapist; she received her Bachelors of Science Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, along with a Bachelor of Science and Psychology at University of Maryland at College Park both in 1987. She received her Doctorate from Rocky Mountain University of Health Sciences in 2007. Susan's career consisted of St. Lukes Memorial Hospital; Deaconess Rehab Institute, Director of PT Services; Saint Lukes Rehab Institute, Program Manager Geriatric Services; Saint Joseph's Care Center, Director of Rehab, all in Spokane, WA. Susan spent several years as a traveling therapist having the opportunity to work in various locations including Alaska and Hawaii. She returned to Spokane and worked for Family Home Care, until her thoughts turned to academia in 2006. She worked fulltime at Eastern Washington University in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program as a Lecturer and Assistant Director of Clinical Education, until her passing. Susan also contributed to the Physical Therapy Assistant program at Spokane Falls Community College as an adjunct faculty member.
Susan was member of the APTA for her entire career. From 1997 to 2003 Susan was involved in PTWA as chief delegate, and served as secretary to the board of directors from 1995 to 1999. She was a Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist since 1997, serving as a liaison to the APTA Geriatric Section from 2000 to 2003. She was honored with the PTWA Distinguished Service award in 2002. Susan was a great advocate for community services participating in local boards and programs.
Susan lived life to it's fullest. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially her granddaughters. She loved being outdoors, gardening, hiking and traveling abroad whenever she could. Susan had a spirituality about her and felt at peace when performing her yoga. She will be missed and we are all blessed for having this amazing woman present in our lives.
At Susan's request no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Susan's name to the EWU Foundation, Physical Therapy Scholarship Fund (509) 359-6833, or the .

Published in Spokesman-Review from Mar. 13 to Mar. 14, 2011
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