Former Juneau resident Susan Bell (Speer) Winchell, 58, died Feb. 4, 2002, in Longview, Wash.
She was born Nov. 17, 1943, in Longview, Wash., to Margaret Pearl (Bell) and Paul W. Speer. She attended schools in both Longview and Juneau, including the University of Alaska Southeast.
Her family wrote that Susan was a dedicated wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and sister. She was very active in the Red Cross while living in Thailand, and while living in Juneau she helped establish the Pregnancy Aid organization. She also was active in service organizations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, wherein she spent many years working with children in the Primary and women in the Relief Society. Her family said she loved quilting, crafts and animals. The family also said she was a peaceful and gentle advocate for those in need, and died firm in the faith of her Savior Jesus Christ.
Susan is survived by her husband Richard W. Winchell, Juneau; son Cory W. Winchell, Mesa, Ariz.; daughter Kelley Warner and granddaughter Brittaney Warner, Parumph, Nev.; sister Paula Grant, Longview, Wash.; brother Phillip Speer, Juneau; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorial services will be held in Longview, Wash., and in Juneau at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 5100 Glacier Highway.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Kidney Fund at 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville MD 20852.