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“Dear Dick and family, Please accept our heartfelt sympathy in your loss of Sue. You are in our thoughts. John and Carol Harken ”
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Suzanne "Sue" Marie Schock passed away in Bend, Oregon on June 9, 2017 at age 78. A lifetime is difficult to measure by any parameter. Sue be­lieved in the pursuit of ex­cellence achieved by sweat equity. She put herself through college with scholarships and employ­ment as a caregiver for a family with six children. She achieved a BA in In­ternational Relations with an emphasis on history from Hamline University in Minnesota. She gradu­ated cum laude. Sue met Richard Schock in college and they were married September 5th,1959. They had two chil­dren. Kevin was born in 1961 and Todd was born in 1963. Both sons went on to college. Kevin achieved his PhD in Engineering and Todd a DMD and MD degree in oral maxillofa­cial surgery.Sue was so very proud of them. Kevin married Rima Ellard and they have one daughter, Ariana, who attends Bal­lard High School in Se­attle. Todd married Leah Kaltreider and they have two daughters, Bali and Luna. Bali attends Sum­mit High School and Luna attend Seven Peaks School. Sue always re­ferred to the girls as "my beautiful granddaughters." Sue belonged to a group of the most incredible women who called them­ selves "Lady Power." Their names are Nancy Conner, Alice Elsoff, Marty Buck, Sandra Miller, Rachel Baker and Kathy Jensen. They met on Thursday mornings to discuss local and interna­tional affairs, then worked on a house, garden or community project elected by the hostess. Sue placed importance on education, integrity, honesty and being in­volved in achieving a clean sustainable world based on understanding, not greed. She taught these prin­ciples to her sons and in her later years, to her grandchildren. It would be a better world if we had more people like Sue Schock! Sue did have one weakness: she tried to grow tomatoes in Bend! A memorial service will be held at the Hollinshead Barn on July 10th at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Sue's honor to the Central Oregon Community Col­lege (COCC) Foundation, Scholarship Program.

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