Dr. Suzanne Larson


Dr. Suzanne Larson

Suzanne was born in Preston, Idaho, to Stanford S. and June Call Larson. She grew up in Preston, Idaho, and Brigham City, Utah. She received her B.A. in Communications from Utah State University, her M.A. from Western Washington University and her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. She was an Oregon Duck fan from that point on.

Sue began her career as the forensic coach at Humboldt State University and then moved to Southern Utah University. She later became a professor in the Communications Department at SUU, serving as the Graduate Coordinator, Faculty Senate President and acting chair, among other responsibilities. For many years, she was involved in summer programs hosted at Yale and Stanford Universities.

Sue’s love of sewing and needlecrafts dated back to her early years when she entered a Sew with Wool competition. She was a passionate quilter with an impressive stash and a member of the local quilt guild. Her Brazilian embroidery was exquisite as was her needlepoint.

Family was very important to Suzanne. She adored her nieces and nephews, and then her great nieces and nephews as they came along. She often traveled to visit family or traveled with family.

She was cheerful even when ill. During her recent stay at Dixie Regional Hospital, a nurse recalled the interesting talks she had with Sue two years ago when Sue was recovering from neck surgery. She was always happy to see visitors and family.

Sue was predeceased by her parents, and her youngest brother, Gerald Call Larson, and her sister-in-law, Susan Christianson Larson. She is survived by her brothers James Alma Larson (Carol), Stanford Dean Larson (Marilyn), Brent Call Larson, and sister-in-law Elizabeth Reese Larson, as well as her nine nieces and nephews and 10 great-nieces and great-nephews.

There was a graveside service on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the Preston Cemetery in Preston, Idaho. Interment was under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent at www.sumortuary.com.

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