- March 2, 1950 - January 27, 2013
- Portland, Oregon
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“Sue, some of my earliest memories include you and Rob. I remember losing a tooth at your house and somehow the tooth-fairy still managed to find me....Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Aaron Gapasin - Beaverton, OR
“I will miss her dearly!! Her laughter will be will be greatly missed. Only the best are taken early, so God must have wanted to share her laughter.....Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Teresa Luessen - Oregon City, OR
“We want to say that Sue is a wonderful cousin and she will be greatly missed. I never forget the memories we had together when I was growing up. All...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Dana O'Leary - Manchester, CT
“We will miss Sue terribly, and wish we could be with all of you on Sunday. Our thoughts are with you.
4 of 8 | Posted by: Aunt Pat and cousin Liny - HI
“Sue was warm and funny and kind and just a great nurse. So even tempered. A life well lived.
5 of 8 | Posted by: Veronica Foley - Colton, OR
“Iworked with Sue at MT Scott. She was warm and friendly. We shared many jokes and laughter.I liked her very much.
6 of 8 | Posted by: Sheila Cooper - damascus, OR
“Sue was a wonderful person & am glad to have known her. She was a sweet woman with a infectious laugh and was always positive despite what life threw...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Jenny Powers - Gresham, OR
“Sue was a fine woman, a talented and compassionate nurse and a terrific mother.
8 of 8 | Posted by: Fred peace - San Diego, CA
Suzanne Patrice Peace of Portland, Oregon
March 2, 1950 - January 27, 2013
Sue loved her family and friends and was beloved by all who knew her. Sue was born in San Francisco, CA to Jim and Jan Old. She had one older sister, Michelle and younger brother, Tim. Sue and her family moved around between California and Washington due to Jim's job as a tobacco salesman for White Owl but eventually settled in Beaverton, OR where Sue would attend St. Mary's of the Valley Catholic School. After high school Sue went on to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. As such, she worked in a variety of settings including nursing homes and Dornbecher's Children's Hospital. Through one of her elderly patients she met and eventually married her first husband, Fred Peace with whom she had one son, Rob. Fred and Sue lived in San Diego, CA for a number of years but after their divorce Sue and Rob moved back to Oregon to be closer to family. Sue started work as an LPN with Kaiser Permanente in 1982. She spent the majority of her career working in the Intermal Medicine clinic at Mt Scott and eventually retired from Kaiser in 2010. Sue moved in with and cared for her dying mother in 1994 and many years later invited her niece Cassidy's father, Ken, into her home as he also died of Cancer.
Sue endured many challenges in her life including living through Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 1984 and 2 recurrences in the 90's. She survived open-heart surgery and lived with chronic disease. Through it all, she never gave up hope. She was a fighter, her spirit full of passion, love and dreams of the future.
Sue will be remembered for her sense of humor, love of music and dance, love of dogs, generosity, her open door, the snort in her laugh, her bright beautiful smile and for staying strong in the face of more adversity than such a woman should ever deserve.
Sue passed at 5:24am on January 27th, 2013 with her son at her side. She is survived by her son, Rob and two grandsons, Calen (5y/o) and Cedar (6m/o), her older sister, Michele, younger brother, Tim, nieces, nephews cousins and Aunt Pat.
Please take a moment to share your memories of Sue by signing the Guestbook.
A Visitation will be held Sun. Feb. 3rd from 1:00pm - 3:00pm at Zeller Chapel of the Roses Funeral Directors.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Oregon Humane Society in her name, Suzanne Peace. http://www.oregonhumane.org/donate/tribute_gifts.asp
For further inquires into services and reception please contact the family at: firstname.lastname@example.org