Susan was many things to many people. She was a daughter, a sister, a mother, a grandmother; a teacher, an artist and an amazing cook, a beloved friend and a faithful follower of Jesus Christ. Susan left this world with loved ones by her side on Monday, August 19, in Duvall, Wash., at the age of 75.
Susan was born to Wilbur and Evelyn (Miller) Grant on December 16, 1937, in Seattle, Wash. She spent her early years growing up on a Vashon Island farm with her brother, Jeff Grant, and formed life-long friendships with her peers at the local schools. It is also thought that she developed her fondness to chocolate during this time, a problem that has been passed down to two generations (and counting).
Susan married in October 1, 1955, to Ralph Gonzalez of Puerto Rico and in March 24, 1961, to Harry M. Dunn of Fife, Wash. From these two unions came three children: Kathleen Bell of Kent, Wash., Patrick Kelly Dunn of Monroe, Wash. and Kendall Dunn of Des Moines, Wash. She had six grandchildren, all of whom she spoiled with her famous homemade pies, cinnamon roll ups and, of course, chocolate.
During her career, Susan worked to make a difference in the lives of her students. As she taught English to non-native speakers, she enjoyed the opportunity to practice her Spanish as well.
Throughout her life, Susan championed many causes and donated to a variety of charities. It is in this spirit that her family requests that donations be made in her memory in lieu of flowers. Some of the causes that were close to her include:
Evergreen Hospice Services
2822 124th Lane N E
Kirkland, WA 98034
Prisoners For Christ-Juvenile Division
P O Box 1530
Woodinville, WA 98072-1530
Susan’s family would also like to thank all of her friends who supported her in her final months. The outpouring of well wishes was a testament to the amazing person she was (and the fantastic company that she kept).
A celebration of Susan’s life will be held on Saturday, September 28, at 2 p.m. at the Cottage Lake Presbyterian Church in Woodinville, Wash.