Susan Hamilton Almand
November 17, 1932 – June 6, 2018
Susan Hamilton Almand peacefully passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior on June 6, 2018. She is survived by her four children, sons Barry (Annell), Kenneth (Toria), Landis (Lisa), and daughter Lauri Almand Hofschneider. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Susan attended Hillsborough High School then went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tampa, then went on to teach elementary school for many years in Hillsborough County. She was actively involved in her church and made many life-long friendships. Services will be at 11:00am on Monday, June 11, 2018, at Belmont Baptist Church, with visitation at 10:00am. Interment will follow immediately at Garden of Memories in Tampa.
- Visitation Monday, June 11, 2018
- Funeral Service Monday, June 11, 2018
- Graveside Service Monday, June 11, 2018
Susan Hamilton Almand
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June 12, 2018
I have such fond memories of family holidays and birthday parties together when I was little. I remember many celebrations with Aunt Sue, Uncle Norman, and all my crazy fun cousins that for some reason were always intent on catching my nose! Aunt Sue always had my back though, and I could always run to her lap for support and defense! I also will never forget that Aunt Sue taught Kim and I how to make the “no bake” oatmeal chocolate cookies. I remember being blown away by how she could make those cookies without even putting them in the oven! What?! My aunt was a culinary genius I tell you! My recipe card still reflects “Aunt Sue’s No Bake Cookies”, and that recipe is still one of my favorites. I think back to that special memory every time I make them. I am thankful for so many sweet childhood memories with my Aunt Sue and I’m so thankful for the Lord’s promises – as I know she is experiencing right now the reality of 1 Cor. 2:9 “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him."
June 10, 2018
Sue and I were best friends from at least 4 years old in Sunday School & Church. Born the same year, proud graduates of Hillsborough High School in 1950. She helped me start H.H.S. 50's Chic's . She would call the Chic's monthly for our luncheons. She will be greatly missed by all of us.
I will truly miss our weekly calls. We planned our weddings at an early age. We pledged to be each others Maid of Honor, hopefully to have 4 children each (which we both did).
It was my great privilege to introduce her to Norman P. Almand at the Fla. State Fair in Feb. of 1951. It was instant love for both with a large wedding in August of 1951. The rest is history of a life well lived. Loving God, family and friends immensely and looking for the day to be present with our Lord, Norman and many other family members and friends.
With all my love, your life time friend,
Betty or (Bets) Caruthers, You were the only person to call
me that except for my beloved husband "Pete".
Arlyn Creighton Colley
June 10, 2018
I first knew Sue at Seminole Heights Baptist Church where she played the piano . Then in 1972 I graduated from FSU and she took me under her wings. Sue was my intern teacher at Riverhills Elementary and I was blessed to continue to work with her for 15 years. May you Rest In Peace my friend. I know there is a smile on your face holding Norman’s hand and singing to God.
June 9, 2018
It was always a pleasure to get together with Norman and Sue when the Rebels Quartet would get together for a reunion. The next Rebel reunion will be around the Throne. Sue will be there with a big smile and great stories to tell.
June 8, 2018
It is with great sadness to say goodbye to Sue. She was a faithful member of her church, Belmont Baptist & to her Lighthouse S.S. Class. But she received her Graduation into Jesus' presence & to sing in the Heavenly Choir with her Norman.