In Memory

Susan Arenz

Susan Arenz

The following information comes from Susan's cousin, Tracey Saucy:

Sue transferred to Sunset after spending her first two years at Grant High in Portland.  She attended the University of Oregon for a couple of years and worked as a buyer for the Jantzen Company.  She was not married and had no children at the time of her death. There is no one left in her immediate family. Her father died before she did and her only sibling, a brother, John, died in 1999. Her mother died just 5 years ago. Sue passed away on July 16, 1991 at the age of 45 from a sudden hemorrhage.

She was a warm and genuine and loving person and I was her worshiping younger cousin, especially when she was in high school.  

Thank you, Tracey, for this information.  We hope your cousin and our classmate is resting peacefully.



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08/15/13 03:22 PM #1    

Terry Schumacher

This comment actually comes from Kathi Hayden Kotchik:

I did not really know Susan in high school, but our friendship developed in the early 1970's when I applied to work at Charles F. Berg in downtown Portland. She was an assistant buyer for Better Coats & Dresses on the third floor, which was also where the business office was. When I stepped off the elevator, she greeted me and asked if she could help. I replied, “Actually, I am here to apply for a sales position.” Well, long story short, I was hired to work in her department.

We did a number of things together socially, and she was always so fun to be around. Susan had an amazing sense of humor, and one could always see or hear me laughing when we were together (imagine that!). We remained connected in the ‘80’s as she worked for Jantzen (my mother-in-law, Marge Kotchik, worked there as well).  The three of us did many luncheons together.

I continue to think of her with much fondess! Rest in peace, dear Susan.

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