Suzanne Maureen Douglas
January 10, 1940 – October 29, 2019
Sue Miller was born in Detroit to a family who adored her. She was transplanted to Arizona in 1948 and forever loved her new home. She had an adventurous childhood, throwing her whole self into everything she did—playing with her dog, singing, playing recorder and clarinet, reading, writing poetry, and Scouting. The highlights of her summers were her time at Camp Maripai and Camp Mingus. She lettered in band all four years at Glendale High, participated in chorus, drama, and the speech team, and was a member of Arizona’s first HS flag line; she was also a devoted Rainbow Girl. She had an innate sense of fairness and a mischievous sense of humor.
Sue was invested as a Brownie in Michigan and remained a Girl Scout her entire life, leading her first troop at the age of 18, and living the Promise and Law in everything she did. She married the boy next door, joining him first at the U of A and then in the Air Force, living at Williams and Dyess before returning home. Sue loved Christ dearly and joined Glendale First Methodist Church as a youth, Protestant Women of the Chapel, and finally St. Matthew United Methodist in Mesa, where she directed Bible School, served on committees, prepared Communion, and sang soprano in the choir—still throwing her whole self into everything she did, always singing, always serving God and her neighbors.
Sue loved so many things in life, but her greatest love was for her family: her high-school sweetheart, Wayne (married over 58 years), her daughter Maureen (and Eric), and her son Michael (and Whitney). The love she shared with so many people was multiplied and returned to her. Sue was well-loved her entire life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Matthew United Methodist Church music program (https://www.stmatthewmesa.org/) or to Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (https://www.girlscoutsaz.org/en/give/donate.html)
- Memorial Service Sunday, November 10, 2019