OBITUARY

Susan Gayle Harkins

October 21, 1947May 2, 2018
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Susan Gayle Harkins was born on October 21, 1947 in Los Angeles, California and passed away on May 2, 2018 in Thousand Oaks, California.

  • FAMILY

  • Geraldine Moen, Mother
  • Lloyd Moen, Father
  • David Harkins, Husband
  • Michael Harkins, Son
  • Jennifer Green Harkins, Daughter-in-law
  • Megan Harkins, Granddaughter
  • Amy Harkins, Granddaughter
  • Kieran Harkins, Grandson
  • Kathryn Ruhl, Daughter
  • Matthew Ruhl, Son-in-law
  • Zachary Ruhl, Grandson
  • Kayley Ruhl, Great Granddaughter
  • Carol Groh, Sister
  • Jennifer Williams Ellis, Niece
  • Jeffrey Groh, Nephew
  • Lisa Groh, Niece

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 12, 2018

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Committal Service
REMEMBERING

Susan Gayle Harkins

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Sue Mongillo

May 15, 2018

I first met Sue through an ad that I saw in the local newspaper (Santa Clarita) looking for a babysitter. She was a Christian school teacher and had an almost two years old daughter. That was the start of a 40 years friendship.

Sue and I became special friends, mostly keeping in touch through email regularly and phone chats. She had a wonderful caring heart, always concerned about my family, what I was up to, and what I was thinking. As time went on and she and Dave moved to Westlake, Sue asked us to house/dog sit while they went on their vacations. We live in Arroyo Grande so this was our vacation, too, seeing my family (Simi Valley) and sightseeing while caring for their house/animals. Sue always left us goodies, gift cards and her beautiful home to use while they were gone.

I Corinthians 13:4 "Love is patient, love is kind."

What kind of friend was Sue? - THE BEST!

Monica Ballard

May 13, 2018

Wouldn't we all love to be remembered for our kindness to strangers? I was a stranger to Susan, the foster mother of her Brittany Spaniel Star. I drove to Susan's home to make a "home visit", our step to make sure the foster pup is going to a great home. Walking through the house to the back yard, the first thing Star did was to jump into their swimming pool. I was horrified, and Susan was completely unscathed. After adopting Star, Susan continued to keep me appraised of her well-being, her "field trips" with Dave, their trips to Hawaii and Mammoth. He sent cute little dog meme's and we exchanged e-mails about our love of dogs.

I was that stranger, and Susan's love and ability to create "family" and relationship shone through. I would only hope that when I pass, I will have left people with fond memories of how I treated a "stranger".

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Susan 7 yrs., Carol 2 yrs.

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