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Susanna Hunter

February 5, 1948 — May 1, 2022

Susie Hunter, a woman of many talents and interests, died May 1, 2022 in Bellingham, Washington.
Susie was born on February 5, 1948 to Royce and Ellen Burton in Berlin, Germany. As a young child, she was an “Army brat”, moving with her dad’s assignments. When he retired from the service, the family moved to Austin, Texas where Susie spent her teenage years. Although from a family of Texans, Susie moved to the Pacific Northwest as a young woman, fell in love with the place and the people and stayed there.
Susie had one son, Adam, and loved spending time with Adam and his family. As a connoisseur of words and the English language, Susie spent much of her professional career as an editor, and just for fun she also edited just about anything she saw with words on it, even including menus and road signs. She was an avid reader and book collector, and was particularly fond of horror books and movies. Susie loved both listening to and making music of almost all types and was frequently in the audience for local concerts and in the choir at her church. She learned to play djembe drums and how to facilitate drum circles. She traveled to Alaska, Africa, figure skating championships in Nashville, Los Angeles, and Vancouver, and frequently back to visit family in Texas. And Susie was an avid bridge player. If the doors of the bridge club were open, she was there.
Susie will be remembered for her sense of humor and her love of social gatherings, books, movies, word games, cribbage, animals, Chardonnay, biscuits and gravy, and Mexican food with margaritas. She is survived by her son, Adam Goad, grandsons Damian Goad and Alex Goad, brother and sister-in-law, Royce and Virginia Burton, and her cat Cheka.
Memorial donations may be made to the Whatcom Humane Society ( https://www.whatcomhumane.org/donate/ ) or to the Bellingham Public Library ( https://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org/support ).
Susie will be remembered at a Celebration of Life at Unity Spiritual Center, 1095 Telegraph Rd, Bellingham, at 1pm on Saturday June 4th. Her friends are invited to bring their instruments, voices, songs and poems to make music and share memories of Susie and a life well lived.
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