Susan Wiggett, B.S. '64
Susan, 70, died March 8, 2013, at Providence St. Peter's Hospital in Lacey, WA, after an extended battle with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). She was born on January 7, 1943, to Fred and Betty Wiggett. The eldest of five children, Susan grew up in Red Bluff, California, to where she returned at several stages of her life. She attended Oregon State University for her undergraduate degree and the University of Oregon Medical School for her Masters in Nursing. Professionally, Susan pursued a career in teaching, where she instructed multiple generations of aspiring nurses at the University of Nebraska, Providence School of Nursing in Oakland, Shasta College in Redding, CA, and South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, WA. Susan had a passion about movies and acquired an extensive collection of classics. She watched them endlessly throughout her illness and could name the characters off the top of her mind. One of her favorite adventures was in joining a brother on a trip to China where she soaked up the culture and made new friends. Many of her treasures came from overseas and were her exposure to distant lands. Her Siamese cats were her ""kids"" and several entered her life over the years. Pampered, loved and always spoiled, they were an endless source of joy. Susan is survived by her sisters Louise Whalen and Sarah Wiggett, and her brothers Jim Wiggett and Phil Wiggett. She was preceded in death by her parents. The family wishes to thank the many care providers and friends who extended themselves on Susan's behalf during her long battle with M.S. Susan always appreciated the love and support from others. A service will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 10 am at Woodlawn Funeral Home in Lacey, WA. A second service will be held in Red Bluff, California in April.
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