Obituary: Susan Klemm, 58, Belfair, Wash.

February 2, 2017
Susan Klemm

Susan Klemm

Obituary: Susan Klemm, 58, Belfair, Wash.

Susan Kay Dollemore Klemm, 58, of Belfair, Washington, went home to heaven Thursday evening, Jan. 26, 2017. She was surrounded by the love and prayers of family and friends.

In a fitting fashion, Sue’s last days were spent in the hospital where she worked for the last 15 years, developing a strong and loving community. Sue gave the hospital everything she had, and the hospital gave her even more in return. Susan had such a strong and positive presence everywhere she went. She never knew a stranger.

Born May 27, 1958, in Clarkston, to Dick and Sally Dollemore, she spent her childhood there with close family, making lifelong friends and happy memories. In 1976, she graduated from Clarkston High and also attended her 40-year reunion just this past summer.

Sue settled in the Belfair, Wash., area, living there for the last 25 years. This is where she met and married her true love, Ron Klemm, on June 15, 2002. Together they built a beautiful home (inside and outside) and life. She spent her first 10 years working at Kitsap Transit, before going back to school and joining Harrison Hospital. In addition, she volunteered many hours with the Eagles Club and her church. She also was an avid gardener and planner of outdoor projects – fortunately, Ron was good at completing outdoor projects. Her life was full. She was a Christian who walked in her faith.

Susan loved and is loved. Anyone who met Sue felt the impact of her infectious smile. In addition to Ron at the family home, Sue is survived by her parents, Dick and Sally; siblings Tom Dollemore, his wife Carole and their family, and Nancy Deobald and her family; as well as many close friends she met along the way and considered to be brothers and sisters.

A celebration for life is 11 a.m. Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Belfair Community Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Belfair Community Church earmarked “Sue Klemm outreach – Beard’s Cove.” This program provides services for single moms, Guatemalan and struggling families. Continuing the work she could not finish would be a great way to honor her. Belfair Community Church is at 23300 N.E. State Route 3, Belfair, WA 98528.

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