Susan LeMay

March 7, 1962September 2, 2012

Susan Dawn LeMay, beloved sister and friend, tragically drowned on the Sandy River, September 2, 2012 while inner tubing.

Susan was born in Vancouver, WA to the proud parents of Norma and Donald LeMay on March 7, 1962. She took it hard when her mom died at age 12, moved to Wisconsin and went on to live with three different foster families. She overcame adversity when she moved out on her own by graduating from nursing school. She moved back to Vancouver, bought a home and continued to keep in touch with friends in both Washington and Wisconsin.

Susan worked at Providence Medical Center and enjoyed gardening, animals, remodeling her house and helping friends. She learned to scuba dive and loved going to concerts.

She is survived by her brother Steve LeMay.

A funeral service will be held at Vancouver Funeral Chapel, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at 12:00pm followed by committal at Park Hill Cemetery in Vancouver.

Arrangements under the care of Vancouver Funeral Chapel.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 15, 2012

Susan LeMay

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Tawne Burgess

March 13, 2013

I am so sad from the loss of my very best friend! We were like twin sisters...different but very close. I miss her so much! She was so good and patient with everyone. She came from a hard life but tried to overcome. She had been learning to scuba dive, loved camping, trips to the beach, and fixing her house. She was very proud of her house. I am so glad to see all of the comments here. I know she is smiling in heaven to see how many friends were here. Thank you! Susan, from the deepest part of my heart, I miss you, buddy!!!!!!!!

beverly bertrand

November 3, 2012

Sad to hear of classmate's passing. Lots of good memories of class of 1980 Peshtigo, WI. Rest in peace, Sue! Bev. (Brabant) Bertrand

Julie Kuehn

October 29, 2012

Dearest Friend,
I am devastated upon the hearing of your loss. Knowing you has made me a better person. Your kind ways, sweet smile as well as all of the fun times we had together will be forever engraved in my heart. All I ever wanted for you was the best as I knew that you had a lot of heart ache. I hope that you are now at peace with your loving mother beside you.

Becky Kupsky-Gross

October 28, 2012

I was a roommate of Susan's when she was going to nursing school. I have thought of her many times throughout the years. Even though I wasn't going to school for nursing, she taught me how to take a blood pressure. Now that I do work in the medical field, I think of her quite often when I take blood pressures. Susan, you will be missed!

Nancy J Gering

October 28, 2012

May you rest in peace my dear cousin. You can now dance with our beloved Aunt June!!!! Until we meet again!!! Nancy Stellmacher-Gering.

Tom Hoy

October 28, 2012

I met Susan while at St. Vincent hospital. It was during a difficult time there when layoffs were happening and people transitioning to different jobs. Susan was a steady, cheerful person and always brought sunshine into the many cloudy days during that time. Her smile would just light up the room and she had the most wonderful laugh and sense of humor. The world is a lesser place.

Linda Philibeck

September 13, 2012

Oh Sue I will miss you terribly. We had so many fun times in high school and on our vacation nine years ago. Even though we didn't talk often, I always knew our friendship was strong. I so wish I would have called you more often, as I thought of you so much. When I needed you after my son died, you were there. You helped me start living again. You were such a beautiful person inside and out. I will alway hold our memories close to my heart, dear friend. So rest now until we meet again. Love you and miss you forever!!! Linda Philibeck

September 13, 2012

My Dear wonderful friend,

I will miss you so. Your beautiful smile always lite up a room when you walked in. May you be at peace now that you are home.
I will always cherish our memories. You had a heart that kept on giving. May god bless you and your family.
Love you, Lee

September 13, 2012

I'm bless to have know you Sue. Jason, Kendall and Dick will surround you....we will watch for the signs. We love you forever, June Ehlers

Susan Renier

September 13, 2012

My dearest friend, I miss you so very much! Sleep well, and I will see you later. love you always, Susan R