Susan Jo Divine
August 9, 1955 – December 21, 2018
Susan Jo Divine, 63 of Portland OR, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2018. She was born on August 9, 1955 in Vancouver, Washington to Walter and Helen Divine. She graduated from Hudson’s Bay High School, Clark College Nursing Program, Eastern Washington and Washington State Universities with Bachelor Degrees. Sue worked as a registered nurse for over 42 years at various hospitals and nursing homes in the Portland area and in Washington State. She was also a business partner for the last 6 years with CrossFit Stumptown and Mob Cycle Fitness Facilities.
Sue spent much of her life with Columbia River Campfire and served as nurse, director and counselor at Camp Melacoma for over two decades. Sue had a passion for the outdoors and was an avid camper which she enjoyed across the nation. She also enjoyed embroidery, crocheting and cross-stitch.
Sue is survived by her brother Dan Divine of Vancouver WA; uncle Harry Rhoades of Georgia; dearest best friend Janie Melzer of Portland OR; special nephew Tony Edgerton and his wife Lindsay of Portland OR; godchildren AJ and Avery Edgerton and numerous extended family that included cousins Barbara Ridgeway of Tumwater WA and Betty Gemmell Bennett of Vancouver WA. A Celebration of Sue’s Life will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made in Sue’s name to Oregon Humane Society at www.oregonhumane.org, Columbia River Campfire at www.campfirecolumbia.org or the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. Arrangements entrusted to Vancouver Funeral Chapel in Vancouver, Washington.
Susan Jo Divine
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January 3, 2019
From my perspective, Sue ("Skipper") WAS Camp Melacoma. She was both nurse and swim instructor when I was a camper, and then nurse/swim instructor and at one point camp director when I was a counselor. All of my best memories of camp involve Sue. She was a kind soul and had the very best sense of humor. I will always remember her hearty laugh, and her beautiful singing voice. She will be missed...greatly.