In Memory

Sue Faithorn (Waterbury)

Sue Faithorn (Waterbury)

Notice of the following received from Kitty Whipple Harrington:
I received a call from Sue's daughter Vikki last night informing me of Sue's passing a few months ago. Now I know why I hadn't heard from her at Christmas time. She had emailed me on Oct 24, 2016 and told me about her life but never mentioned she was ill. She was such a caretaker. I think she didn't want to burden me with her health problems. I will treasure our time at Cal Poly being roommates and the trip I took to visit her in 2006, our getting to be roomies again for the 40th year reunion of Paly and the phone calls and emails we shared. I miss you my dear friend. I hope someone is taking care of YOU up in heaven.

Survived By: Daughters Vikki (James) and Libby (Martin), grandchildren Brian, Kelsi, Kimberly and Rebekah. Brother, George.

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01/06/17 09:23 AM #1    

Susan Kerby

Thank you for letting us know. I am very sad to hear about her passing. Sue lived across the street from me and was one of my best friends. She was a wonderful person.

01/06/17 10:01 AM #2    

Louise Stottrup (Sears)

Sue was my neighbor down the streetfrom our house on Sutter Avenue.  We played "bike taxi" and kick the can and spent a lot of time just hanging out. Her Mom was a talented pianist and baker.  Her little brother George was interesting-really liked trains.  Sue had a wonderful sense of humor and seemed shy at first glance but she was an expert in finding the good in everyone she met.  She was in our Bluebird/Campfire group and man did she crack me/us up a lot of times.  I feel lucky to have known her and shared some of our childhood experiences together.

01/06/17 10:12 AM #3    

Carolyn Aker (Shepard)

Sue was a dear friend from elementary school through high school. I have memories of hanging out with her at lunch time in the amphitheater with other friends from the mid-town neighborhood. She lost her husband around the same time I did, and we both braved coming to the 40th reunion without our spouses. I am so sorry to hear of her loss.

01/06/17 11:25 AM #4    

Leo Herrera

I have known Susan since Kindertgarten at the original Herbert Hoover Elementary School that was on Middlefield Road in Midtown Palo Alto. It's so sad to hear that one of the original frienships you made in your life is now gone. Susan was always one of  the nicest girls/women I ever met. Every bone in her body from my viewpoint was filled with goodness. After elementary school I did not know her as well, but we had a wonderful talk at the 40 year reunion on the Paly campus that meant a lot to me. She will be missed......

01/06/17 01:34 PM #5    

Jim (Mike) VanDiver

RIP Sue!! :-(

01/06/17 06:51 PM #6    

Russell Lee (Russ) Porterfield

Sue was a true friend.  She looked me up when she and her family would visit Mount Shasta during the summers several years ago.  Her brother lived here at the time and was a friend too.  I even gave my son David her phone number while he was going to Cal Poly in case he needed some local help.  This one leavew a real hole in my heart.  We will miss you Sue.  

01/09/17 03:16 PM #7    

Kathy Baxter (Tullus)

Sue and I went through elementary school, junior high and high school together.  I lived on the other side of the block from her, and we were in the same Blue Bird Troop. (Along with other nieghborhood kids, Louise Stottrup, and Ann Chedekel.) I remember going to her house and meeting her bassett hound, Martha and on another day we went into her kitchen and there was her mom, wearing a dress with apron, and sitting at their table shelling peas so her famiy could have fresh peas for dinner.  I was so impressed at such a family scene!  Sue had a wonderful family and she was always a kind, friendly person.  I grieve for her family.  Such a sad, terrible loss.    

Kathy Baxter Tullus

01/10/17 08:09 PM #8    

Leslie J. Rice (Wall)

Oh, I am so sorry to read this news! I agree with so many of the comments here. I also was friends with Sue at Hoover, Jordan and Paly. We had great times and some good talks in home ec, and she was always a positive, caring and honest person. She talked me into coming to our 40th reunion and we hung out together that weekend. She is indeed one who will be missed, and one who made our lives better to have known her. Rest in peace, my friend.

01/11/17 08:27 AM #9    

Marjorie G. Cone (Fischer)

Sue was always a sweetheart.   We were both in Rainbow Girls during high school days and then when she settled in San Luis Obispo got to keep in touch a bit over the years.  Gone much too soon.  


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