Susan M. Smith

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Susan M. Smith, 63, passed away on March 10, 2022, at her home in Phoenix, Arizona, after a long illness.

Susan was born on May 10, 1958, to Dolores and Donald Smith in Cherokee. She attended elementary school in Quimby and Washta, junior high school in Sioux City, high school in Aurelia, college in Cedar Falls, and medical school in Des Moines, earning her Doctor of Osteopathy degree. She practiced family medicine for the Indian Health Service and other locations in Arizona.

Susan is survived by her longtime partner John, sister Vicki, brothers David and Patrick, nephew Donald, uncle Kenneth, cousins and many friends.

Susan was predeceased by her parents, grandparents Esther and Claus Nord of Cherokee and Esther and Henry Smith of Quimby, aunts, uncles (including Lillian and Maurice Peterson of Aurelia), and several cousins.

Susan enjoyed travelling, SCUBA diving, reading and listening to books, playing with her pets, and eating Swedish pancakes made from Grandma Nordís recipe.

A Celebration of Life for Susan was held in Phoenix, Arizona with many relatives and friends attending.

Susan was a unique person and we will love and remember her always.