On Tuesday morning, the 28th of March, 2023, Suzy passed away at home in North Salt Lake, Utah. She passed away from complications of chronic kidney failure caused primarily from type one diabetes that she had from her teenage years. She passed peacefully in her sleep and at home as was her wish.
Suzy is survived by her husband, Marc A. Sutherland, daughter Katie Stakely, grandson Noah M. Stakely all living in North Salt Lake, UT. Her Father, Monte L. Hunsaker, lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, sister Lani H. Lucas (husband - Fred Lucas) lives in Layton, Utah with sons Charlie and Sam; Brother Monty Stewart (wife Dyan Stewart and daughter Maggie) live in Henderson, Nevada. She was preceded in death by older sister Sally H. Fairbanks (nieces Kelly Martin and Amy Wright live in Arizona and California, respectively). Her Mother, Mary A. Stewart preceded her in death having passed on March 25, 2022 and she had resided in Kaysville, Utah.
Suzy was born in Salt Lake City and graduated from Skyline High School. She lived in Salt Lake City until 1987, when she moved to San Diego, CA with her Husband, Rob Pace, and they were later divorced in 1989. Suzy and Marc married in 1991 in the Salt Lake City Temple. They lived in San Diego until 1996 and then moved to Kaysville, Utah. In 2006 they moved to North Salt Lake, which is the last home they lived in together.
Suzy was a joyful, lively person who loved being a mother (her greatest pleasure and desire in life). She loved music and played the piano most of her life and enjoyed to sing and accompany other musically talented people. She inherited a baby grand piano from her grandmother Stewart. It was always a center piece in her home. Suzy and Marc shared many interests in life which made their marriage strong and enjoyable. Just prior to the Covid pandemic they served a Live at home full time mission in the Salt Lake City Mission and made several close friends among the young sister missionaries and other senior missionary couples. Suzy has a strong vibrant testimony of Jesus Christ and of His gospel and was not shy to share her beliefs of the Plan of Salvation and the purpose of our lives on this earth. She has joined many loved ones on the other side of the veil and making many new friends. She asked me to thank all those who did so much the past several months to help her and to help Marc. She regrets not being able to be with you here to personally say Thank You.
Suzy passed quietly away on Tuesday morning on March 28th, 2023 at her home in North Salt Lake, Utah.
A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Foxboro 2nd Ward, located at 875 W. Foxboro Drive, North Salt Lake, Ut. This will be a memorial service and all are welcome to come.