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Obituary for Susan Jones

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Susan Jones

November 2, 1951 - March 21, 2013

Susan Akerley JonesSusan Gail Akerley Jones passed away suddenly on March 21, 2013. The daughter of Howard Paul and Helen Louise (née Robinson) Akerley, she was born in Manchester, NH, on November 2, 1951.Susan earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of New Hampshire.Susan was an voracious and graceful skier who died doing what she loved best. Susan and her husband, Harry, retired to Utah in 2006 to enjoy the “greatest snow on earth.” And enjoy it she did! For over 100 days each season, Susan reveled in the joy of skiing at Snowbasin, even after Harry’s passing in 2010. Survivors include her daughter Alice, step-children Jordan and Jana, daughter-in-law Hazel, siblings Robert, Douglas, and Nancy, nieces and nephews, and “ski family” from Snowbasin.Cremation will be under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to SkiDUCK (Skiing and snowboarding for Disabled and Underprivileged Children and Older Kids: or Adaptive Ski Program ( condolences may be left for the family at:


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Born: November 2, 1951
Died: March 21, 2013

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Jan Zehner posted on 4/2/13

Sue was such a light to everyone in her surroundings; so kind and giving to me when I was a newcomer at Snowbasin. She and Harry welcomed me into their powder-seeking group. I remember her laughs as she helped me untangle from a tree that I landed in upside down on the same slope where she departed this world. Now reunited with Harry and skiing with the angels, as she deserves.


Dawn Lowery posted on 3/28/13

Sue Jones.Her smile is what comes to my mind when I say her name. Her light was huge. She seemed to do everything on her terms, she left the same way. I am honored to have known such a person and feel special that she considered my husband John and me friends. I will miss you Sue Jones. Through the many adventures and hours of talking about everything surrounding our lives, you made me a better person. Thanks for sharing the killer runs on the mountain!


Madie & Cesar Garcia posted on 3/27/13

We are missing our morning's with Sue at Snowbasin, always smiling and ready to go ski no matter what the day looked like. Her positive attitude and love of life will be missed.Alice, Jordan, & Jana you were blessed to have her in your life.


Mary Anne Gaetti Paul Garson posted on 3/25/13

We spent several days with Sue ten days ago and are deeply saddened by her untimely passing. She had many gifts, notably a keen mind , wit and generous nature. When we saw her last she was most animated when she talked of Alice, her step children and her Snowbasin friends. Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to her family. Sue is in our heart.


Roberta Amero posted on 3/25/13

Sue was a great coworker at Liberty Mutual and again at Travelers, but more than that, she was a great friend. While we had not seen one another for a long time, somehow the bond remained. I will miss her dearly and offer my deepest condolences to you her family. Sue had such a wonderful lust for life that I know her passing will leave a big hole in your hearts. I know it will in mine.