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Suzanne A Spain
Suzanne A Spain, 64, of Nebo, NC, passed away peacefully on Sunday January 31 2021 at her residence. Suzanne was born in South Bend, Indiana on November 28 1956, to late Robert E Spain and Jean Audrey Spain. She attended Mishawaka High School in Mishawaka, Indiana.
Suzanne enjoyed the natural world and surrounded herself with it every chance she got. It grounded her. Her early love of nature started with family camping trips to Edisto Island SC when she was very young. Swimming in the ocean, hunting fossils and exploring the wonders of nature here created amazing memories which segued into nature conservation, bird watching (like her mother) and back packing.
Suzanne loved hiking at Isle Royale National Park. This park became her favorite destination to relax, unwind and take in all that God had created. This island park is completely surrounded by Lake Superior. Hiking the isolated trails from Windigo to Rock Harbor provided 40 miles of rugged nature at it’s finest. This experience was always shared with her brother and sister-in-law creating bonding memories that she reflected on almost daily. Suzanne made this pilgrimage 6 times total.
Through her love of nature and contacts from dear friends, Suzanne became involved with the nonprofit A Clean Wilson Creek. This nonprofit is committed to protecting and preserving Wilson Creek located in Caldwell county NC for generations to come. She served the group as the Assistant Director, Volunteer Coordinator, as well as volunteering for whatever task was at hand. Suzanne was passionate in this cause and truly loved Wilson Creek for all that it has to offer.
Suzanne is survived by her life partner Dave LaLonde of Nebo NC, her sister Michelle Spain Klucznik and her husband Raymond of Phoenix AZ, her brother Michael G Spain and his wife Sherry of Summerville SC and her niece Lauren A. Manning and her husband Todd of Glendale AZ.
Suzanne’s Life will be celebrated at a later date when it is safe to gather in large numbers.
In lieu in flowers, Memorial contributions can be made to, A Clean Wilson Creek @ acleanwilsoncreek.org
We are truly grateful for the experienced guidance, support and compassionate assistance from CarePartners Hospice & Palliative Care McDowell. Their overwhelming generosity helped us through this process more than they will ever know.
One of my favorite recent memories was shopping with you in downtown Eustis. I always think of you and remember that evening when putting my elf on the tree. I love you and will miss you so much.
Jamie Roberts Feb 13 2021 12:00 AM
Suzanne, I was glad to have known you! Rest easy... we will miss you.
Kevin Roberts Feb 12 2021 12:00 AM
Dave, I was shocked and saddened to hear of your loss of Suzanne. I enjoyed getting to know you both at the Caregiver Support Group, pre Covid. She was always so supportive of your dads Alzheimers. Please know you and your family are in my prayers. Lisa Ellis
Lisa Ellis Feb 5 2021 12:00 AM
What a wonderful person . Thank you for always listening to me rant, vent and giving me the best advice when I needed. I will always look up to you! Til we meet again...RIP
Sarah OBrien Gragg Feb 5 2021 12:00 AM
Suzanne, you are my World! I will always love you Boo Bear!
Dave Feb 2 2021 12:00 AM
Suzanne was vibrant, fun loving and kind. She was a wonderful friend who will remain forever in our hearts. With love and deepest sympathy to Dave and her family.
Dale & Vicky Turner Feb 2 2021 12:00 AM
Jason Feb 2 2021 12:00 AM