Leslie Mae Sudds Nemitz Danner Pedersen

Leslie (DeeDee) Mae Sudds Nemitz Danner Pedersen

Sept. 13, 1942-Sept. 28, 2011

Our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, cousin, aunt and friend was taken from us on September 28, 2011.
She was a strong, loving, kind woman who will be missed by many.
She leaves behind her daughters, Lori Nemitz, Susan (Ralph) Ellis and Helen (Dave) Clark; her grandchildren, Rick (Kristen) Clifford, Tia (Chris) Turner, Jessica Paris and Cody Paris; and the light of her life, her great-granddaughter, Kaylee Mae Clifford. She also leaves behind her siblings, Bubbles (Jerry) Dezotell, Willard (Cindi) Sudds, Ken Larsen, Karl Sudds and John (Morland) Sudds.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Clara Larson; father, Melford Sudds; brother, Vernon Larson Jr.; and husband, Leroy Danner.
Mom, we will always miss you, but, know you are by our sides and in our hearts.
A celebration of life will be held for Mom on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Jordan River Trails Barn and Clubhouse, 14129 Club Way, Arlington, WA 98223.

Published by The Herald (Everett) from Oct. 8 to Oct. 10, 2011.
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Girls - please know that I have thought of you and your families every day since I got Lori's call. I am so terribly sorry for the loss of your cutie-pie Mom and her darling and loving husband. They were like a couple of kids who were on the great journey of life. It was a joy to be around them. She loved you guys so much and we talked at length about our children and their children. She even shared a birthday with one of my grandsons. There aren't words to ease your pain or to express my sorrow but know that I will remember her and Red in my heart and in my thoughts. With love to you all...
Cheryl Thomas
October 19, 2011
Her light will never be extinguished. I am honored to have known her and your family. My heart and prayers go out to you all.
Yensy Browning
October 15, 2011
Such a senseless death is truly a tragedy for everyone who knew Leslie. I have fond memories of her from our days as classmates at Granite Falls. My heart goes out to her family.
Ken Jacot
October 13, 2011
Lori and Susan, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember so many good times with your Mom. My prayers are with you and the rest of the family during this tragic ordeal.
Judi Gepner
October 13, 2011
I have great memories of "Dee Dee" as a child growing up in Granite Falls during the time the Sudds family lived there. She was always smiling, endearing, and friendly to everyone. My heart just aches for her family.
Jackie (Jacot) Kalkoske
Jackie Jacot-Kalkoske
October 13, 2011
I want to thank you all for the kind words about my mother and Red but I refuse to take it all in so if any of you can PLEASE send her back home to me
Susan Ellis
October 12, 2011
I will miss Leslie. She was a kind hearted person. Will remember the good times we had. My condolences to the family.
Mary Pasillas
October 12, 2011
DeeDee was the sister of my grandmother, Bubbles. I would see her at almost every Christmas and Thanksgiving get together. I remember playing with her grandchildren in her yard at BBQ's in the summer as a child. And when her and Red hosted Thanksgiving Dinner one year, I remember how Red made sure no one's glass was ever empty. They were both great people who made family get togethers memorable and I often admired how clearly Red and DeeDee loved each other very much. This is a huge devastation through out the entire family. Lori and Susan, my heart goes out to all of you and I admire your strength for getting through this. I can't imagine there ever being a Christmas with out her.
Cori Dezotell
October 12, 2011

My prayers are with you and your family. It has been a long time since we have talked. I didn't realize what a small world it is until I discovered that I grew up just a few blocks from your Mom's family in Granite. Please know that we are there for you during this time.
Jeanne (Anderson)Moen
October 12, 2011
I had the honor of being employed by DeeDee this summer to clean her house, and I have to say she was a light in my life. DeeDee's presence carried so much joy, it was almost intoxicating. The immense love she poured mesmerized me. While she was abruptly taken from us, her legacy will not leave in such a manner. She managed to touch so many lives!

To the family: DeeDee spoke very highly of you all. And while it is tragic that she was snatched from us, I don't think she could be prouder to have you here on earth, carrying on her name. My prayers go out to you in these dark times! I am so sorry for your tragic loss!
Jamie Kluth
October 10, 2011
I cannot believe this could happen to such a dear person. I worked with Leslie at Skagit Valley Hospital and had talked to her infrequently after that, but always as though we had just parted. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss.
Arne Eriksen
October 10, 2011
Sorry for your loss, It has been some time since I had seen your mom. I guess it would have been at Uncle Roy's service.
Jeffrey Danner
October 10, 2011
My prayers have been surrounding all of you these past many days & will continue. Leslie was certainly a lovely woman, very helpful, and always had a ready smile. I cherish my memories of her.
Diana Barber
October 10, 2011
My condolences to the families of DeeDee and Red. I did not know them personally but my daughter ,Judi grew up with Lori and are still good friends.This is such a terrible tragedy and wish you the best in coping.Your mother sounds like she has a very loving family.My heart goes out to you all.
Betty Matthies
October 10, 2011
To the family,
I'm very sorry for your loss. Leslie was a very nice person. I worked with her some years ago at Skagit Pathology. She always had a smile on her face and was always pleasant.
Lorraine Gonzalez
October 10, 2011
I remember DeeDee at our school in Granite Falls. She attended our 50th Reunion last year. It was wonderful to catch up with her and meet Red. For her family, may the good Lord surround you with Peace and Love, and give you the Grace to cope with this terrible tragedy.
Roberta Henderson Hofmann
October 9, 2011
Roberta Henderson
October 9, 2011
I have no words, except to say that you and your family are in my prayers.
Beth Rifenbery Duncan
October 9, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. I met Red and DeeDee through my mother in law(Kim Olson) who lived next door to them in Arlington. They were the best couple and nice to everyone. DeeDee made me stroganoff and it was the Best i've ever had! We will really miss her and Red. We will think of them often.
With Love
Wes & Kelly Frazier
Kelly Frazier
October 9, 2011
Kelly Frazier
October 9, 2011
To the family im so sorry for your loss of this wonderful woman. My heart aches for you, and for your mom and grandmother, sister and friend. God is with you and shes in the loving arms of Jesus. She has touched my heart even though i didnt personally know her.
October 9, 2011
I can only imagine how devastating this has been for you, Lori and Susan. DeeDee was always my big sister, and I still treasure the baby gifts she and Bubbles gave me when I was born. Even though I didn't see her as often as I'd like, I miss her very much: I always knew she was there, with that gentle laugh and twinkling eyes.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love, Aunt Helen (Passey)
Helen Passey
October 8, 2011
Dearest Friend ~
A true, loyal, and loving friend...your last words to me were, "Love you, Girlfriend!". Such a treasure in my life, you were, and I will always remember the good times & tough times, the laughter & the tears we shared, and the joy of new babies. So very proud you were of all your family and never more so than with the birth of Kaylee Mae. Very sad am I that we won't be able to do the things we were going to do now that you moved so close to me. Your zest for life was an inspiration. I love you and will miss you my friend. Thank you for the memories & all you taught me, I feel blessed to have had you in my life.
My prayers will continue to be with your family. I'm here if you need me, Lori & Susan. Blessings ~
Jody Anne Halvorson
October 8, 2011
I was so sorry to hear about your Mom. My husband and I lived behind then in Jordan Trails. We've only been here 3 years, so we didn't get to know her or "Red" well. We did have some nice chats over the white fence. I remember your Mom had watched as we transformed our back yard, and came over last year during the 1st garage sale of the community, and had just loved what we had did. We loved sharing it with her. She was so very friendly. I wish I could have know her better...and Red. We are so sorry for your loss. I will say a prayer for you, and hope that Red is found. Steve and Sharon Singer
P.S. I still have the strawberry plants she gave me last year.
Sharon Singer
October 8, 2011
Loren & Margie Troupe
October 8, 2011
Les I will miss you so much. You were such a part of our lives at work and then in retirement. You were strong, loving and such a faithful friend. Your joy in the achievements of your family were so eagerly shared and you were so proud of them all.

How we rejoiced at the birth of the new baby, Kaylee. We looked forward to the pictures and stories. You were such a good mother, grandmother, and for such a short time a great grandmother.

Our hearts and prayers go out to your family and to your other friends.
Ida Mae Ellison
October 8, 2011
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