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Susan Bearss

February 15, 1938 ~ March 24, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Susan Bearss Obituary

Susan Carol Bearss (Price), known to most as “Susie” or “Suebee”, passed away on Friday March 24th. She was 85 years old. Susie was preceded in death by her parents William and Charlotte Price, husband, Dale, and sister, Phyllis.

Susie moved around constantly as a child, following her father’s job with the Pennsylvania Railroad. Consequently, she learned how to make friends fast; she never knew a stranger. She attended Hood College in Maryland, after, she found a job as an executive secretary at General Electric in Cincinnati, Ohio. Susie met her husband, Dale, on a blind date while visiting family in Grand Rapids. It was love at first sight, and the two married six weeks later. They shared great times, trips, and many adventures often with their two daughters, Amy and Allison.

Susie was particularly partial to dogs, especially small cranky ones like her Yorkie, Roscoe, whom she affectionately called her four-legged husband. All dogs adored her. If there is a sainthood in dog religion, she’s got it.

Her husband of 45 years waited thirteen years to welcome her to Heaven as were many other family and friends that have passed before her. She is survived by her two daughters, Amy Kaufman (Aaron) and Allison Davis (Scott), grandchildren; Natalie and Clay Bradshaw, Oliver Kaufman and best friend of 63 years, Tieke DeFouw. Heaven gained a fun loving, beautiful angel. She will be greatly missed.

Susie never wanted a funeral, so instead, a celebration of her life will be held this summer by the family on a date yet determined. The family asks that lieu of flowers, donations be made to either Emmanuel Hospice who took great care of Susie and/or The Humane Society of West Michigan so more “Roscoes” can find their “forever homes.”

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Humane Society of West Michigan
3077 Wilson Dr. N.W., Grand Rapids MI 49534
Tel: 1-616-453-8900

Emmanuel Hospice
401 Hall St SW, Suite 263, Grand Rapids MI 49503
Tel: 1-616-719-0919


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