Suzan Zainasheff

November 21, 1957November 30, 2018
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Suzan Zainasheff was born on November 21, 1957 and passed away on November 30, 2018


15 December

Celebration of Life

11:00 am

Chapel of the Hills

1331 Lincoln Way
Auburn, California 95603


Suzan Zainasheff

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Brenda Smith-Ray

December 13, 2018

I could not have dreamed of a more perfect daughter-in-law than Suzan. She was the epitome of peaceful existence with a mother-in-law. She demonstrated what every mother looks for – a trustworthy wife who loves and looks out for her son. Suzan was protective of my son’s wellbeing, she blended, swiftly and easily, with our family and friends.
Her intellect and experiences allowed her to participate with ease in our old-school culture and traditions. Suzan genuinely enjoyed “girl talks” regardless of the topic. She was kind-hearted, friendly, creative, considerate, courageous, adventurous, and observant of our family’s special days. Once an event planner, she researched, planned, and scheduled everything. She was a daughter whom I loved and is forever embossed in my heart.

S. Islamah Rashid

December 11, 2018

Dear Ejalu -

My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. My prayer is that the memories of Suzan will forever be a comfort and Blessing.


Cousin Islamah

Linda Kaplan

December 6, 2018

Your friendly smile and infectious laugh will truly be missed in our neighborhood Love and prayers to a wonderful life remembered and a beautiful person honored Linda Kaplan

Jack Prock

December 5, 2018

Kim and I had a great time playing pool and laughing with you and Ace. Laughing and enjoying your company really made our time together special. You were a great neighbor and I am saddened that our time together was so short. You always had a smile on your face.

Karina Zainasheff

December 4, 2018

Crystal Corbin

December 4, 2018

Dear Suzan,
It was such a pleasure hanging out with you and Ace the night that I finally had the chance to meet you both, you were such a genuinely wonderful person, we seemed to hit it off so well and I was eagerly looking forward to spending New Year's eve with you and Ace, it truly saddens me to know you're not here with us anymore and it saddens me to know how much Ace will be missing you, the stories that the two of you shared with us that night, how the two of you met, and the kiss before work story, I'm smiling remembering how fascinated I was watching you two together, like 2 peas in a pod, you will be missed my friend, thank you for being so welcoming and friendly.

Jane Gray

December 4, 2018

Oh, the loss and the heartache. The numbness of finding out you're no longer with us here makes me recognize the fleeting preciousness of life once again. I'm so glad we met by chance when you were moving to Sacramento and I helped you purchase your beautiful place in Auburn. We never sat out on the deck with bean bags as we laughed about the need for more furniture when you first purchased!

Each phone call and email was more than just a help to find ways for you to build out the addition. We developed a beautiful friendship and I'm so crushed to find that you, my beautiful friend, with your infectious laugh and candor won't be there to continue our friendship and share life's celebrations, tragedies, and mysteries. I so enjoyed our talks! Thank you for coming to my party a month ago! What a surprise and delight to see you!!

You were such a light and fun and yet grounded person. I was so happy to hear that you and Ace had married and the funny stories of the pair of city dwellers learning to cope with country life were always a treat! So sorry for Ace. It breaks my heart to think this little slice of paradise was so short-lived. I will miss you, my dear friend!


Ania Ray

December 3, 2018

Dear Suzan,
My heart is heavy because you’re not here. I wish I could tell you how much I love you, but I’m sure you already knew. Thank you for being the older sister I’ve always wanted and needed. I will miss our girl talks and hanging out. I loved being in your presence. It was one of the few places where I could truly be myself. I always admired you and I always knew I could depend on you. Thank you for helping me navigate through the difficult things in life. Thank you for loving me and accepting me as I am. Thank you for taking time out of your life to make space for me. I was so glad Ejalu brought you into our family. You were an absolute dream from the very beginning. There are so many memories I will cherish of you. I will miss your laugh, I’m glad that I can still hear it in my head when I think of you. I will miss not being able to find out what you think of the latest Game of Thrones episodes. I’ll miss your stories, they were always so entertaining, I lived vicariously through them. I had so many imaginings of our future together…all of the things we would do together as a family as the years passed. I also knew you would be there to answer any questions I had, it seemed you had an answer for everything. I promise to spend more time with Ejalu. I know you loved him so much and you were always protective of him, even with me, and I liked that. I always said, “Suzan is so good for Ejalu.” You were so good for all of us. It’s like in some magical way, you could speak to someone in their own language. Thank you for taking me antiquing after Daddy died. Somehow you knew I needed you at that exact moment. You and Ejalu were supposed to spend time together next week. I will be here for him, just like you were there for me. I’m also giving Lucy lots of rubs and playing with Charlie. We are all devastated without you. The world is less bright now that you are gone, but your legacy will live in my heart forever.
I love you Suzan. Your sister, Ania

Rona Hampton

December 3, 2018

Sorry to here of Suzan's passing. I never had the pleasure of meeting her and that saddens me. My sister met her and said she was a lovely person. Love to her family during this trying time.