SUSAN ELAINE LANSING
08.09.58 – 06.23.22
On June 23, 2022 at 11:11pm, Susan Elaine Lansing passed peacefully at her home in Ventura County, after a valiant and determined battle with a rare cancer, at the age of 63.
She is survived by her devoted dog, Yuki, mother Bunny Bloch, son Dallas Hammons, daughter Amanda (Chad) Stangeland, grandchildren Cody, Samantha, and Maverick Stangeland, step-daughter Kim (Art) Moore, grandchildren Ryan and Chloe Moore, sister Jill Van Zeebroeck and nephew Nic (AJ) Van Zeebroeck and step brother Steve Bloch. Sue was preceded in death by her former husband Jim Hammons, father Ted Lansing and stepfather Dr. Robert Bloch.
Sue grew up a "valley girl" in Woodland Hills, California where she made lifelong friends at El Camino Real High School (ECR). She attended college at Santa Barbara Community College and earned her degree from Cal State Northridge. She ultimately went on to build a thriving business as a CSR (Certified Shorthand Reporter) for the past forty years. Sue’s talents were sought after for many high profile cases due to her prolific ability to transcribe in "real time." One recent notable case took her to Paris for a week in France.
In her young married life, Sue spent ten memorable and happy years in Bend, Oregon raising her two kids on a five acre parcel which housed their ranch home, pond, barn and corrals. It was one of her favorite places on the planet. They had chickens and goats, along with neighboring cows and horses to eat down the pastures. She hosted summer family and friend reunions and golf tournaments at The Ranch on Cody Road. In addition to indulging in camping trips to Cultus Lake, she treasured day trips along the Deschutes River. Sue dreamed of returning one day and owning a property large enough for everyone to come visit (all at one time). Sadly, cholangiocarcinoma took her too soon.
In addition to participating in a myriad of golf tournaments, Sue loved to travel, particularly her visits to Ashland, Oregon to see Caitlyn and Dallas, multiple trips to Hawaii, road trip glamping through our National Parks, cruising the Greek and Caribbean islands and an unforgettable month-long stay in a Tuscany Italian villa. She artfully displayed her many beautiful adventure photographs throughout her home.
Above all else, Sue's favorite role in life was being "Grammy" to Cody, Sammy, and Maverick. Living less than a mile away, she proudly hosted play dates and parties, water color painting and gardening lessons. Sue was a green thumb and truly loved nurturing her beautiful backyard garden. Her home was light, bright, and whimsical, featuring colorful paintings by her “kiddos,” friends, as well as her own artwork.
Here’s a link to her memorial montage.
Sue’s family and friends are planning a Celebration of Life sometime next spring. They invite donations to be made in her memory to her favorite sea creature at https://saveturtles.org/