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Susan Coons (Horne) VIEW PROFILE

Susan Georgina Coons Horne
5/20/1955 - 11/26/2016
Sandy, UT-Susan Georgina Coons Horne was born May 20th, 1955. She passed away November 26th, 2016 of cancer. Susan had a happy childhood surrounded by good parents, brothers and friends. She graduated from Skyline High School, and went on to graduate from BYU with a nursing degree. She always loved serving others, and the association she had with them throughout her life. On August 6th, 1976 she married Daniel Robert Horne in the Salt Lake Temple. The next year they moved to Sandy and enjoyed living there raising their four beautiful children. 
Susan loved gardening and enjoyed spending time in her own garden as well as serving as a garden guide in Temple Square. She also spent countless hours helping others in their gardens. She loved being in nature and especially camping with her children and extended family, but her favorite place to go was Disneyland. Susan loved being an active member of her church and served in numerous ward and stake callings and was extremely dedicated to anything she was called to do. Susan loved crafts, and loved helping with Saturday craft fairs. She enjoyed decorating for every season. She also loved listening to beautiful music; it brought peace to her soul. 
Once in a while Susan would get the chance to travel. She loved all of Utah, as well as other places in the United States. She also enjoyed Canada, New Zealand, the Caribbean, and the Holy Land. 
Susan is survived by her husband; Daniel R. Horne, parents; Brozell and Georgina Coons, brothers; Stephen (Teresa), Michael (Julie), Christopher (Tami), Courtland (Karen), her four children; Todd (Rebecca), Brittany, Tyler, Weston (Michelle), as well as six grandchildren; Kayla, Rachel, Cameron, Savannah, Christina, and Daniel. 
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 30th at 11:00am at the Londonderry Ward Building, 11164 Londonderry Dr., Sandy. A viewing will be held on Tuesday evening from 6-8pm at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.) Sandy, and also from 9:30-10:40am on Wednesday prior to the service at the church. 
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Nov. 27 to Nov. 28, 2016

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28/11/16 04:48 PM #1    

Bill Brough

Susan was kind of quiet and in the background, probably not a lot of Skyliners knew her. But she was a dear friend to many of my friends, and so became my friend by default. She was so sweet and happy, a joy to know and spend time with. I have so many warm feelings and good memories of her from high school; it's too bad I have so few of her in the years after.

We did touch base again a few years ago when I found out she was the sister-in-law of one of my co-workers. We exchanged a few emails, I did taxes for her family for a few years, and I actually got to know her daughter, Brittany, who had moved into our neighborhood, and was able to give her some help in getting back on her feet following a divorce. Brittany was a sweetie, just like her mom, and I was happy to extend love and support to her, but in the back of my mind I was also thinking that this was a way to give love and support to Susan, too.

Susan was really into gardening, not a thing we ever talked about in high school (who would!) but it was a passion for her as an adult. Having visited her and Dan at home, I can attest to how beautiful her yard was.

Brittany kept me in the loop about Susan, so I knew she was ill, and apparently was for several long years before cancer finally took her. I have been keeping an eye out for an obituary, knowing it would show up one of these days. Now that it has, it makes me very sad.

My heart goes out to Dan and to the rest of her family. Rest in peace, sweet Susan.

Bill Brough

01/12/16 10:30 PM #2    

Don Jensen

Susan was a very special friend to me.  We first met when I moved to Utah in the 4th grade and we had a good friendship throughout our school years, including dating for a while in high school.  I remember her as always being kind, encouraging, friendly, and full of life.  She always had a smile and cheery hello for everyone.  I don't ever recall her being angry with anyone and always spoke positively of others.  She loved the group 3 Dog Night and we would listen to their albums playing low in the background while we talked about life and what we wanted in the future.  Susan helped me through some very difficult times.  I am forever grateful to her for her love, kindness, encouragement, patience, and support.  I miss you!


02/12/16 03:01 PM #3    

Michelle Galloway (Babbel)

This lovely woman will be missed.  I did not know Susan very well in high school but she changed my life post graduation.  We meet up as we traversed the BYU nursing courses.  We were a great team.  Our classmates called us Mutt and Jeff.  Where she went, I went.  There were many long nights studying the circulatory system or talking about the latest men in our lives.  She always had a calm, peaceful way about her.  We made it through with each others help!  3 Central at LDS Hospital was our next stop.  We both worked the night shift.  There were some fun times at 3:00 am with the two of us  at the nursing station.  I have such fond memories of our time together.  Susan was an amazing woman. A beautiful light went out in the world when we lost her.

Prayers and blessings to Dan and the family,

Michelle Babbel Galloway


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