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Susan Ann Heather

Susan Ann Heather, 61, of Yuma, Ariz., died May 19, 2009.

She was born to John and Mary Penniston on July 26, 1947, in St. Cloud, Minn. She graduated from St. Cloud Cathedral in 1965. She married William Dale Heather on March 8, 1969, in Wadena.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, gardening and canning. She was a talented artist with her woodburning and special crocheting items. She was a member of Zion Free Lutheran in Wadena before she moved to Yuma, Ariz., in 1993. She spent the rest of her life there, except for a year in Alaska where Bill taught school.

A memorial service was held May 22 at the Sunset Vista Funeral Home in Yuma.

Survivors include her husband, Bill; daughters, Pam (Robby) Grant of Yuma, Jennifer (Leo) Puga of Tacna, Ariz., and Anna Heather of Fort Worth, Texas; eight grandchildren; three sisters; three brothers; and four sisters-in-law.