Suellen "Sue" Campbell

June 23, 1944June 6, 2018
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Suellen (“Sue”) Penson Goulter Alfano Campbell of Seattle, Washington died peacefully on June 6, 2018 after a brave and determined battle with ovarian cancer. She was 73 years old.

Sue was born to Harry and Hazel Penson and raised in Seattle with her siblings Connie and Duane. She graduated from Roosevelt High School. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Hazel Penson, husbands Larry Alfano and Ernie Campbell, Sister Connie Nelson, and son Tony Alfano. Sue is survived by sons Russ Alfano and Eric Goulter as well as her five grandchildren, Chelsea and Russell Alfano and Nick, Hal and Joshua Goulter.

Sue began her working career in the National Parks, spending time both at north rim of the Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Park. After returning to Seattle, she worked at Sperry Marine until the late 90’s. Sue changed the course of her career in 1999, as she began working for the TED program for the State of Washington delivering specialized phones to people with hearing loss.

Sue loved helping people in this way and enjoyed this job up until the very last weeks of her life. Sue was also very active in her community serving as a leader within the Renton Lions club for nearly 20 years. She also made great strides as advocate and leader in the Hearing Loss Association of America and served along with her neighbors in her local Garden Club. She had a passion for adventure and has traveled all around the world including China, Egypt, the Panama Canal, Japan, a train ride on the Orient Express and just this past December she and her cousin took a trip to Brazil and the Amazon River.

Suellen was a beloved by her family, friends and community. She will be deeply missed.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in her name may be made to one of the organizations below:

The Lions Club Foundation

Camp Make-A-Dream


  • Memorial Service Sunday, June 24, 2018

Suellen "Sue" Campbell

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ZoraLee Poppenhouse

June 15, 2018

So sorry to hear that Cousin Sue lost her battle; but glad she is at peace. I'm sure Harry and Hazel were there to greet her, along with my Mom (her Aunt) Zora Penson McCreight. ❤


June 13, 2018

I know Suellen through Lions Club. She was the most genuine, soft spoken lovable little gal. We had many good times working on projects and laughing a lot. She will be missed by so many. Rest in Peace dear one.

Sandra Carr

June 13, 2018

Sue and I were one of the original trainers under the Telecommunicatios Equipment Distribution Program under Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing almost 22 years ago. She was a great lady who loved her work as a trainer for people who were deaf or hard of hearing. I had not seen her for a few years but was grateful to have the opportunity to see and talk with her at a trainers meeting in Lacy this past April. I knew she was battling cancer but her spirits were positive . It was a surprise when I heard the news so soon after that meeting. RIP Sue you are now soaring among the angels.

Maureen Prichard

June 13, 2018

I had the priviledge of getting to know Sue through the Lakeridge Garden Club during her last year. She was so charming and genial and giving right up until she no longer could . My prayers and thoughts are with you all. May your many memories give you strength.