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Remembering Suzy
15th Aug


Remembering Suzy

The Coburn Place family lost a dear member and passionate advocate of our mission. Suzy touched the lives of so many. Her warmth, kindness and deeply caring nature will stay with everyone who knew her, and her beautiful spirit will live on. The world lost a brilliant light, but heaven certainly gained one.

A memorial service will be held for Suzy on September 3rd at the University of Indianapolis. Everyone is invited to attend and share memories and fellowship with those in Indiana whose lives Suzy touched.

Memorial Service Details:

  • Date: Wednesday, September 3rd
  • Time: The service will begin at 4:00pm and should last approximately 30-40 minutes. There will be a reception afterwards including light refreshments.
  • Place: University of Indianapolis, Cleary Chapel, in the Schwitzer Student Center. You can find a a link to a campus map and driving directions here. Schwitzer is building G on the map, and Visitor Parking is indicated in orange when holding down the mouse on the visitor link at the top of the campus map page. They are expecting a full-house with a  capacity of 200 people, so it is highly recommended to arrive on campus early – by about 3:15 or so — to account for time needed for parking and walking to the chapel.
  • Cleary Chapel is on the second floor of the Schwitzer Student Center building, and is just to the left after taking the large central staircase up to the second floor.


Here are some thoughts and memories of our dear Suzy from the Coburn community. We invite you to share your own and celebrate her in the comments below.



“She was such a beautiful person to know. Loved her job, and loved helping people. Such a wonderful person to have known. I will miss her dearly. RIH” – Arlene

“I remember meeting Suzy at one of the retreats. It must have been when she first started as an Intern. I remember her as very smart, very thoughtful, very opinionated and very strong. She left a great impression on me and I know that she will leave a lasting impression on Coburn Place. All of the staff and women at Coburn will be in my prayers, as well as Suzy’s family. I am thankful for all she gave to Coburn. She lived a life of service and compassion and that is a beautiful life.” – Heather

“Suzy truly was an amazing woman. She was so full of life and you knew she really cared about and loved what she was doing for Coburn. She will be greatly missed. Prayers for her family and those at Coburn Place.” – Nancy

“Oh my gosh…. I am in shock. I just spoke to Suzy a couple of weeks ago when she stopped in to Chico’s regarding the denim jean drive. She was an incredible lady and truly loved her job and was very passionate about the women she was able to help. I will pray for the spirit to send love, light and healing energy to all who’s life was touched by her presence.” – Susan

“May her love and light live on in the life changing work of Coburn Place. Our hearts are heavy for the huge space that is torn open by her death. We are sending prayers for comfort to the Coburn Place family.” – Gerry

“I am heartbroken. Suzy and I had many wonderful times. I miss her infectious spirit already. Thoughts and prayers are going out to everyone that had the privilege of knowing her!!” – Judee

“Suzy really was such a kind wonderful person to be around and work with. You and her family will all will be in my thoughts and prayers.” – Heather

“She was such an amazing spirt. Everyone who met her was immediately welcomed with a smile and loving embrace. I had the pleasure of getting to know her better in the last few months, and to call her a friend. She will be missed.” – Will

“We are all ways going to remember you Suzy. We love you so very much.” – Olivia

“I’m so happy that I was able to see, laugh with, and hug Suzy yesterday. Keeping you all at CP in my thoughts, as well as her family. She was a bright light.” – Tia

“This makes me so very sad. I literally just met her a few weeks ago and she was such a doll. Prayers and hugs to her family and her family at Coburn Place. Such a huge loss.” – Nina

“Sending love and thoughts to her entire family (co-workers, friends and family) – they were all family to Suzy.” – Corey

“The tears will not stop falling right now. Suzy was such a special person, a bright light on any day, with an amazing spirit and a true passion for Coburn Place and helping  the women and families there. Upon my completion of Coburn’s program in 11/2011, Suzy and I periodically stayed in touch & were friends. She touched everyone she met in a special way. My children and I will miss her dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with her family, the Coburn family, and all that had the pleasure of knowing her. Xoxo” – Renee

“The Coburn Place community is devastated and at a loss to comprehend the untimely death of Suzy. She is more than a colleague. She is a member of our family. She always had words of encouragement and always a smile on her face. From surprising her co-workers with their favorite candy to offering hugs, smiles, and notes to brighten the days of anyone around her, Suzy is as kind-hearted a person as you’ll ever meet. She simply cannot be replaced and the void she leaves in our hearts and at Coburn Place will remain. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family as they grieve the loss of their beautiful daughter, niece, and loved one.” – Julia

“Suzy was full of life and enthusiasm – always smiling with a cheerful attitude. I feel blessed to have known her and cherish her memory.” – Marcia

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