Ridout's Valley Chapel

1800 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL


Suzanne K Pierce

July 16, 1936June 21, 2020

Suzanne Keller Pierce, 83, passed away on June 21, 2020 at her home in Birmingham, AL. She was born and raised in Bozeman, MT and had fond memories of a wonderful childhood. She graduated from Gallatin County High School in 1954. Beginning her college career at Stanford University, she returned to Bozeman during her sophomore year to complete a B.S. in Education from Montana State University in 1958. Suzanne married in her senior year of college in 1957 and after graduation moved to Hillsboro, OR and then to Bloomington, IN before settling in Birmingham, AL in 1970. Suzanne’s love for children led to a lifelong career of teaching with a passion for teaching reading. Suzanne furthered her own education earning a Master’s Degree in Education from UAB. While a gifted pianist and organist, she was also a member of the Cathedral Bell Choir at the Cathedral Church of the Advent for 30 years. She was a long-standing member of P.E.O. supporting the advancement of women and was an avid reader and a world-wide traveler. Suzanne was preceded in death by her beloved parents Earl Benjamin and Jane Moss Keller. She is survived by her sons Brent and Mark, daughter Polly (Taze), three grandchildren Taze IV, Townes, and Pierce, and sister Phyllis Keller of Mesa, AZ, and several other family members. The family would like to thank Affinity Hospice and Mending Hearts for their care and support. A funeral service will be held at the Cathedral Church of the Advent for immediate family members at 1:00 on June 30, 2020. At a safer time in the future, a memorial service will be held to celebrate Suzanne’s life as she was blessed with many friends whom she considered family. Her ashes will be interred at St James Episcopal Church in Bozeman, MT. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at www.bcrf.org.


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Corbin Elliott

June 30, 2020

I knew Sue in Bozeman all through grade school, high school as classmates, and beyond. She was truly a beautiful person, and a wonderful friend to all. May she rest in peace. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to her family ad many friends.

Corbin Elliott

Betty Norris Meyer

June 28, 2020

Remembering your sweetness during happy times. Beautiful, loving lady.

Karen (Keyes) Street

June 26, 2020

My heartfelt sympathy to all of Sue’s family as you grieve the loss of a truly special lady.
Sue lived across Cooper’s Park from me in Bozeman. We went all through school together from kindergarten through college & continued to keep in touch via Christmas cards until 2018, & phone calls more recently.
I admired her sparkling personality & impish laugh, her genuine concern & caring. She was a go-getter & usually achieved what she set out to accomplish.
The world has lost a truly wonderful human being. May she find rest in the loving arms of her Heavenly Father.

Glenna Stucky

June 26, 2020

To Sue's family, Just want to send our love and prayers to you after losing your most wonderful mother. My husband, Earl, and I both went to school with her in Bozeman - grade school, high school and some college. We cherish so many memories of those years we spent together. Right now we are ranchers at Avon, MT - growing older and thankful to be able to face each day as it comes. Please know how we care for you . . . . Glenna and Earl Stucky,

Dorothy Holly

June 26, 2020

I was so sorry to hear of Sue's passing. We were classmates in Bozeman since junior high and I always admired Sue. She was a great student and very popular but always very friendly and kind.
My condolences to her family. I'm sure she will be greatly missed.