Susan Y. Van Raalte

September 20, 1954March 14, 2014
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Susan Y. Van Raalte was born 9/20/1954 in Lodi, CA and passed away 3/14/2014 in Sacramento, CA. Susan loved life. She had a passion for growing flowers and loved to travel. Susan is survived by her husband Ted, daughter Krista, grandson Blake, mother Janet, sister Carole Anne, and brothers Patrick and Mathew. A Celebration of life will be held Saturday, 3/22/2014, at 1:00 p.m. at Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home, 2855 Cold Springs Rd., Placerville, CA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Susan’s name to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or Online condolences may be posted at


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Susan Y. Van Raalte

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Kathryn (Davies) Parker

March 22, 2014

No words can express the loss of Susan. Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother and Grandmother to say the least. She was loved by many and will be missed by all. May her memory live forever in all out hearts. With much love from my family~

March 21, 2014

"Dear Ted, Krista and family. I do not know how to express the feelings I also have for the loss of my dear friend, cousin and confidant. I loved my cousin. Susan was always there for me too. Her smile her humor her jokes her giggle. They and she will be greatly missed. Her spirit will always be with us.
Laura Lords (Citrus Heights)

Bob and Wendy Foster

March 20, 2014

Dear Ted and Krista and family. We loved her and remember her fondly.
She was such a bright and happy person to be around. We think of
straw hats and sunflowers and hard work. A light went out in the world.
Love and God bless to you all. Wendy and Bob Foster Placerville, Ca

Linda Lehmann

March 20, 2014

Dear Ted, Christa and family,
I don't know what to say...I am still so shocked..I loved Susan so much!!! We were just beginning to reconnect...we should have had more time...I cannot think of my childhood without Susan being front and center...A visit to Grandmas went something like this..."His Grandma, hug, Hi Wally, ok, Mom can I go to Susans now?" then I would run across the field to see my cousin...there were even times we snuck to see each other when our parents wanted us to stay where we were...Every holiday, many vacations, liking boys, growing up, falling in love, these were all things I shared with Susan....Even though we hadn't connected in many years, she was gracious and kind to me always! I love you cousin, can't stand that this happened....My prayers are with you Ted and family, I wish I could be there to honor her, I am still recovering from this awful flu myself! RIP my dear cousin...I love you and will remember you always....lots of love, Linda ((Manano) Lehmann


Mom, Dad, Susan and Carole Anne


Great Grandparents, the Kennedy Family


With the Manzano cousins 1967


Carole Anne, Krista and Rascal


Susan and Daddy