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SUSAN -SUE- KLEEN (SUMMERS)

SUSAN -SUE- KLEEN (SUMMERS)
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November 19, 1948 – May 1, 2010

Sue was born in Albany, Oregon to Harold and Audrey Summers.  She grew up in Salem attending Richmond, Four Corners, Parrish and North Salem High School.  She spent the happiest days of her childhood with her grandparents at their farm in Lacomb.

Sue met Dick Kleen at North Salem H.S. and dated for two years.  They were married after high school on June 8, 1967 in Reno, Nevada.  Sue started her career with Holiday Inns and within six months  was transferred to Denver and Dick followed.  She continued her career until their daughter A.J. was born.  She took care of many children leading her to take in foster children.  In 1975 she and Dick returned to Salem as Dick’s father had cancer.  They sold their home and moved within two weeks.  She cared for “Daddy” as she called him until his death.  Within six months she was doing the same for Dick’s mother taking her into their home until her death.  Fate knew she would be called on again as both her grandparents were dying.  Twice a day Sue drove to to Lacomb to care for them.  This went on for her whole life caring for others.  She went to work for the State of Oregon and remained there for 21 years.  She loved her job and helping others.  Even through her illness she had a smile and a Thank you!  Her goal was to return to work, she didn’t quite make that goal.  She loved her family and supported them in everything.  Her grandsons were the joy of her life and she let them know it.  She will be missed by many.

She is survived by her husband Dick of Aumsville, daughter; A.J.(Jess) Kleen-Brown of Stayton, mother, Audrey Androes of Aumsville, brother; Russell (Carol) Summers of Yachats, grandsons; Jared and Curran Kleen-Brown.

Services will be Saturday, May 8, 2010, 2:00 p.m.  at Weddle Funeral Chapel, Stayton, OR.

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