She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called happy.
- Proberbs 3:18
Susan Fisher was a diamond in the rough.
She loved her children, her friends, and her family as we all love her still.
She was a sister, a mother, a daughter and a friend.
She was known for her kindness and sense of humor. She was silly and so endearing to us all.
Susan grew up in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California with her sister Jan. She spent summers waterskiing and sun bathing as a teenager, then she met her future husband Earl. They married when she was just 18 years old. Sue went back to school when her first child was only 4 years old, staying up till 3 am studying, and then getting up again at 6 to do housework and take care of her family. She graduated CSUN against all odds with honors. She was a brilliant CPA who worked tirelessly to save money for her clients.
She had a second daughter who she cherished as her little angel. Divorce then brought her and her two daughters up to San Juan Island, in Washington State, where she bought her first house on her own and started her own successful CPA practice. She found she loved fixing up her house and had an eye for interior design. She made some of her strongest friendships on the Island where she blossomed into her full self. She loved cats, crafts, her family, her friends, and staying up late reading mystery novels. She had since moved a few times before ending up in Sequim for a brief time. She lived to see her first daughter engaged to an amazing man, which made her so happy. She died just 3 days later.
She wanted to us to celebrate her life, not to be sad for her, as she was ready to return to the Kingdom of God. She leaves behind daughters Jen and Carrie, her sister, her ex-husband, extended family, and even more friends. Although she will be missed, we rejoice in having known her, and sharing a sliver of time on Earth with such a witty, warm, thoughtful woman.