Suzanne Cain, age 79, moved one last time, passing on October 10, with family at her side. Sue persisted for decades under a wide assortment of ailments with humor, grace, grit, and resilience.
It does not matter how poorly written this tribute is; Sue would think it outstanding because her kids wrote it. To her children: Diane – we miss her, Cynthia, Lisa, Brad, Brian, and Jennifer, Sue was their biggest fan and cheerleader. Family meant everything to Sue. She treasured even the shortest interaction with them, listening, supporting, and praising at every turn. Sue will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren and her many nieces and nephews. Her siblings, Colleen, Jeff – we miss him too, Linda, Steve, and Mike, were always there to share a laugh and a helping hand.
Sue worked hard and was particularly proud of her time at the Port of Seattle, where she was respected and had much autonomy to develop a new role acting as liaison between Port staff, contractors, and homeowners. Sue had an exceptional ability to organize, optimize, and document. She would improve a job then leave behind a desk manual so that her successor would be well prepared; which was fortunate because Sue loved a fresh start.
Sue liked what she liked: frozen coke, padded hangers, red rocks, distilled water and even Comic Sans, but most of all Sue liked her family and people in general. Sue made a deliberate effort to get to know people, taking a genuine interest in, and remembering, the details of their lives. This endeared her to many.
The wonderful staff at Beehive Homes Southgate and the outstanding hospice nurses from Rocky Mountain Hospice, like Jill and Cindy, all said, “Sue is such a sweet lady.” She loved them and they loved her back. Unconditional love was one of Sue’s finest traits.
Sue was at her best at home, which was well kept, immaculate, and organized. At home she could bake and sew for others, making thoughtful preparations for her guests. None left without feeling loved and few left without homemade cookies.
Sue loved the gospel of Jesus Christ and had a genuine desire to be good, which is something she worked at to the very end.
Join us to celebrate Sue on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 6710 S 1300 E, Midvale, UT. Viewing from 4:30-5:45pm. Funeral at 6pm. The funeral service will be live-streamed, please click on the link below.
A brief graveside service will precede the interment the following day at 2pm, Tonaquint Cemetery, St. George, UT.
In lieu of flowers, Sue would like you to spend time with a loved one or get to know someone better. Memorial donations may be made to sewmuchhope.org.
An online guestbook is available at mcmillanmortuary.com