In Memory

Suzie Keyes

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11/19/18 09:37 PM #1    

Tim Kleespies

Suzanne Marie Keyes

Died August 16, 1999 as a result of a fall.

After graduating from DeSales, Suzy enrolled in Walla Walla Community College to pursue a degree in nursing. She graduated from WWCC with a two-year nursing degree. After earning her degree and passing her state boards Suzy went to work as a Registered Nurse at the Veteran’s Hospital here in Walla Walla where she served for many years. Suzy loved her profession and excelled at patient care, often going above and beyond to make sure that her patients were treated with dignity and received the very best of care. Suzy also worked at the Odd Fellows Home and had been employed by SunBridge Nursing Facility for over seven years at the time of her death. She had a special gift for working with geriatric patients. She was compassionate and patient and enjoyed spending time learning about her patients and their life experiences. Her respect and appreciation for the elderly endeared her to them and their families. 

Suzy has one daughter, Megan Ruth (Keyes) Meeks whom she adored. A memorial education fund was set up upon Suzy’s death which enabled Megan to return to DeSales and graduate with the class of 2001. Suzy would have been very proud to see Megan graduate from DeSales and go on to earn a degree in education from Washington State University. Megan currently teaches at Mustard Seed Pre-School here in Walla Walla, is a dedicated educator and an amazing mother.

Suzy's kind and loving spirit lives on through Megan and her three children who did not have the good fortune of knowing their grandmother. Megan’s oldest daughter, Sarah is 15 years old, Madison is 11 and Benjamin is 9. Megan is a survivor, having lost her mother during her teen years and her father when she was only a young adult. Megan has grown to be an outstanding young woman who, through the trials of life has learned to rely on positive relationships of family and friends and communities of faith that support her.As your class gathers for your reunion please remember Suzanne as a classmate and friend who treasured her time with you at St. Patrick’s Grade School and at DeSales. Remember her as a cherished daughter, a beloved sister, an affectionate aunt, a loving mother, a dedicated friend. Remember her as someone who made a difference in this world in the short time she walked this earth. Remember her with love.

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