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Beach Memorial Chapel

301 Corey Ave, ST Pete Beach, FL

OBITUARY

Susan Jane Hershman

November 3, 1948May 13, 2020

Susan Hershman, born November 3, 1948, passed away peacefully in her sleep May 13, 2020. Susan belonged to a business association dedicated to saving lives. She was an acupuncturist that helped heal moms and their drug-dependent babies. She was also part of starting Drug court in Washington State. Throughout her life, she helped hundreds of women change their lives through a recovery program and families were reunited.

Her sister, Stef Christensen, in Langley, WA and brother, Robb Christensen, in Temecula, CA wish to Honor her in Celebrating Susan’s Life at:

Gulfport Veterans Memorial Park 5350 31st AVE S Gulfport FL 33707 May 26th 10am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite animal rescue association in Susan’s name. Please feel free to reach out for any questions to Joellen at 727-458-4803 or email pictures in remembrance to toots8.jm@gmail.com.

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Susan Jane Hershman

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Stef Christensen

May 26, 2020

Susan was the best sister a little brother could ask for. She was always there for me, ready with honest advice and guidance. I will miss our Sunday talks about family, life, and dreams. May she Rest In Peace.

Stef Christensen

May 26, 2020

From Robb: Susan was the best sister a little brother could ask for. She was always there for me, ready with honest advice and guidance. I will miss our Sunday talks about family, life, and dreams. May she Rest In Peace.

Kathy Kuhn

May 26, 2020

Ruby Pippin

May 26, 2020

Today is Susan's memorial. I remember I had one month in the program and Susan took me to a convention with over 500 people in Olympia and I was awestruck with everything that was spoke and I saw and afterwards she said I could pick out any cassette tape package I wanted and so I saw the title *sexual relationship s* and couldn't wait for her to buy it for me and she told me I wasn't ready for that, I needed to hear a woman speak to me and I was so bummed and I couldn't wait for the next convention the next month to have enough money to buy it myself and when I got it I showed it to her and ran away laughing and when I got home and listen to the tapes, I was so disappointed . *none of it made sense* and now I wonder 23 years later if I purchase that... would it make sense now and it was probably talking about healthy relationships....lol... also Sue and I one day in Jerusalem decided to play hooky from the archaeological dig but we didn't realize that in order to get to the Mount of Olives and all the places we wanted to go see that day, we had to go by the site and so we figured out how to get on our hands and knees and crawl below the blocked fence line...lol.. that was so silly and funny and we still got caught.😅😲😅 because they came to our rooms to find out if we were okay and we were gone. 😅😳. 😪 I WILL MISS Susan Hershman. The last picture i took of her at a park.💖4 days before passed on

Stef Christensen

May 25, 2020

Susan and her brother Robb's favorite picture together. They loved talking every sunday.

Stef Christensen

May 25, 2020


Susan’s passing shocked everyone. My brother and I understand the amount of pain she suffered. Knowing she is no longer in agony is where we choose to focus. We ask each of you remember the love Susan gave freely. Each of you were special, Susan did not judge. There is no higher calling than to help someone lost in anguish find their way and help that person save their own life. Susan would not want tears. Instead she would ask each of you to continue helping yourself, then others.

Susan had very set ways as most of you know. No calls after 8 pm, if a person was 5 mins late for an appt with Susan, she would leave. When we visited FL, she and MJ had air conditioning set at eighty degrees. My brother and I were dripping with sweat because she didnt believe in fans. We would buy them each visit, when we came back Susan had given them away. We couldn’t wait for her to leave for a meeting because we would turn the temp down to 68. We want you to share happy funny stories and memories about Susan. Susan expects each of you to love and support each other, look to what the future holds, resolve the past as best you can, and change the world one good thought at a time.


Olga Kruse

May 25, 2020

Susan's smile and gentle sweet laughter still echoes in my heart. She and I shared our mothers and dogs. And I was very sad to hear Susan passed. Love to her sister and brother.

Lillie Love

May 24, 2020

Susan, you have just fallen in a deep sleep. Eventually one day so will I. Then the day will come and Jehovah will wake all His believers and you and I will awake and continue our 💘 that we once shared. Still I'm going to remember the 💘 we once shared in my ❤.

Lillie Love

May 22, 2020

Susan you're only in a deep sleep, when I go into that deep sleep. The both of us will wake up in "PARADISE"!!! How beautiful it will be until then you'll continue to stay in my ❤. How we'll continue on our everlasting journey!!! Loved you then, now and forever!!!

Jean Esterbrook Jackson

May 22, 2020

My late husband Norm was just hours away from his passing . Susan slipped in backdoor and administered healing to him. He had his pain relieved for several hours and could sleep. Susan helped me get through rough moments. God love her forever.

FROM THE FAMILY

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