Obituary of Dr. Susan Locke Lindsay
August 15, 2014
After a short illness, on July 19, 2014, Susan Locke Lindsay let go of her remarkable life. She was 103.
Please join us at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, at Crafter’s Courtyard in the Eskaton Village Lodge, Grass Valley for a hula party and celebration of her life.
Born in Oakland, Calif. on Sep. 20, 1910 to a pioneering family, she never let expectations limit her accomplishments. The only woman in her dental class, she went on to be a practicing orthodontist in Castro Valley, Calif. for nearly 40 years. A graceful woman of strength and generosity, she and her beloved husband Forrest built a beautiful life together in Hayward and later Rossmoor in Walnut Creek.
They loved to dance, golf, travel the world and celebrate family. She lost Forrest in 2003, and then left Rossmoor in 2011 to be closer to her sister Mary and family in Grass Valley. There she made many new friends and continued her landscape painting, travel and love of sharing those lovely hula hands as much as possible. Ever optimistic, nothing discouraged or dampened her spirit.
With Intelligence, wit, and a twinkle in her eye, life was her adventure to explore and enjoy. Always a lady; she was beautiful, kind, and so much fun! Her love embraced us with words of encouragement and appreciation. Our family is so thankful for the loving staff of Eskaton Village, whose kindness made her new life in Grass Valley so special. Suze leaves behind her sister, Mary Norris; nieces Susan Larson, Laurel Norris, Celia Hugueley, and Debra Condict; grand nieces Mary Hugueley and Kristen Day; grand nephew, Gabe Hugueley, as well as great grand nieces Teagan Gardner and Kaelin Day.
She joins her sister Martha Locke, brother Dr. Franklin H. Locke, Jr. and husband, Col. Forrest S. Lindsay.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation in her memory be made to the Eskaton Foundation, 5105 Manzanita Ave., Carmichael, CA 95608. It will help fund their arts program in Grass Valley.
Aloha Auntie Suze, your spirit is forever in our hearts