Suzanne Woolsey Gherkins

07/23/1940 - 11/28/2015
Service Date: 12/04/2015
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3920 E. Brown Rd., Mesa, AZ

Suzanne Woolsey Gherkins, 75 passed away peacefully on November 28, 2015 in her home surrounded by family. Suzanne was born to Joseph and Dorothy Woolsey in Safford, AZ in 1940. She lived an idyllic childhood and graduated from Safford High School in 1958. Suzanne married John Robert Gherkins in 1959. They raised three sons, Gregory (Sherrie Ricks) of St George, UT; D. Cory (Debra Walker) of Mesa, AZ; Timothy (Kathleen Stapley) of Gilbert, AZ and daughter, Kristin (Kent) Adams of Mesa, AZ. Suzanne’s treasured joys were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Suzanne had a great appreciation for the beauty in the world, loving music, art, and nature. With a wonderful sense of humor, Suzanne was a light to all as a trusted friend and counselor. She loved the Savior, Jesus Christ, radiating His light through her constant care for others and service in the Mesa Arizona LDS Temple. Suzanne was preceded in death by her husband, John; parents, Joseph and Dorothy Woolsey, brother, Jack Woolsey; and grandson, Lance Adams. Suzanne is survived by her sister Sheila (Craig) Nelson and brother, Wade Woolsey, daughter, sons and their spouses. Grandchildren: Derek and Drew Gherkins, Lindsie (Joshua) McDaniel, Kelcie (Kevin) Vance, Coryn Neumann, Shelby (Michael) Halcomb, Dallin, Madelyn and Ally Jo Gherkins, Suzanne (Thomas) Knox, Timilie, Jolynn, Shawn and Steven Gherkins, Alexandra (Christiaan) Schmid and Erika Adams. Great-grandchildren: Ava, Dexter, and Vivian McDaniel, Fisher Vance, Fredrick Neumann.  Services are Friday, December 4, 2015 at 10 AM at the LDS chapel located at 3920 E. Brown Rd. (Brown & 40th Street), Mesa, preceded by a visitation at 9 AM. Visitation and viewing on Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 5-7 PM at the same location.  Funeral arrangements through Bunker’s University Chapel.

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