Sue was born in 1951 and raised in Lansing, Iowa. She moved to Seattle in 1988. Her earthly body died January 19, 2018, but her spirit lives on in all who knew her. Sue is survived by her beloved spouse Beth, as well as family in and around Iowa.
Sue was a vibrant, multi-talented woman. She loved her variety of careers - from public school music teacher and basketball coach in Iowa, to low-brass instrument repair specialist in Colorado, to hospice social worker in the Seattle area - and was guided from one to the other by grace. Her passions included the Mississippi River, where her heart was filled, and music, which filled her soul. She sang in many choral groups, and played the euphonium, trombone and tuba in several local bands and ensembles. Her compassionate nature and musical talents led her to initiate and nurture The Evergreen Threshold Singers. Sue also enjoyed reading and the creativity of writing, poetry, photography, was an enthusiastic supporter of women's sports, and found wonder in the natural world through hiking, road trips, travel adventures around the world, and simply watching water, sunsets and backyard birds.
Sue will be remembered for her teaching, mentorship, caring and compassion, humor, wit, spirituality, gratitude, playfulness, music, friendship, and for blowing bubbles for a life well lived.
A memorial celebration of life will be held Sunday, February 25th at 2pm at Richmond Beach Congregational Church-UCC (1512 NW 195th St., Shoreline).
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Music4Life, http://www.music4life.org/
or to Evergreen Health Foundation (Hospice) in her memory, https://www.evergreenhealthfoundation.com/
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Published by The Seattle Times from Feb. 20 to Feb. 24, 2018.