A memorial service is planned August 2nd for Susan Fortney, whose family shares this remembrance:
Susan Theresa Fortney, 64, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, on June 22, 2013.
Susie was born in Wallace, Idaho, on April 3, 1949 and moved to West Seattle at the age of 2- she was a lifelong resident of the West Seattle area, attending Cooper Elementary, Boren Middle School, then graduating from Chief Sealth High School in 1968. She continued on to receive an associate’s degree to become a nurse from Skagit Valley Community College.
Susie was a nurse, in heart and profession, at Valley Medical Center for several years, and then went to work for a law firm, working as a office manager until her full-time retirement in 2011.
She was an avid gardener, bird watcher, and loved taking long walks on Alki. Her walks typically included stopping at Starbucks for a Caramel Macchiato. She was also actively involved in her grandchildren’s lives and will always be Pama to them.
Susie is survived by her daughters Traci Parrish (Josh) and Theresa Beaulieu (Jason). Grandchildren, Kianna Bolar, Noel Younger, Amethyst Beaulieu, Annaliese Herrera, Adrianna Herrera, Lyanne Younger, and Dakota Parrish. She is also survived by her siblings, Kay Furin (Donavan), Tom Semple (Colleen), Debbie Jenkins (Scott), John Semple (Becky), Allan Semple, and Mary Soleberg (Tim) – along with their families. She loved and was loved by many more family and close friends.
Susie is preceded in death by her parents Jack and Lila Semple and best friend Ronald Goldsmith.
The memorial service and celebration of life will be held on August 2, 2013, at 1 pm at Holy Rosary Church in West Seattle, with Father John Madigan officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Seattle Parks Foundation at 105 South Main Street #235, Seattle, WA 98104, referencing Susan Fortney – Alki Park Bench.
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