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Obituary: Manzi, Susan Turner

MANZI, Susan Turner (Age 48) Susan Marie Turner Manzi was born October 2, 1964 in Spokane, WA to Elmer and Pat Volgardsen.

She passed away peacefully on July 24, 2013 with her family at her side, after a brief battle with cancer.

Sue graduated from North Central High school and joined the Army in 1983, later honorably discharged at the rank of E4 in 1987.

She then served in the National Guard for five years in 1991.

She was very proud of her military career and loved all of the memories from her service in the Army.

Sue also loved scrap booking and crafts, but was best known for her baking and canning, which she was always happy to share samples of, along with new recipes.

Members of the Spokane Club, where Sue was employed for the past 15 years, often received baked goods and other special treats from Sue.

She was most cherished for her bright eyes and contagious smile that greeted daily parking members of the Club.

Sue received the Service Star of the Year award recently, the highest service honor the Club bestows.

Staff and many members of the Club feel an irreplaceable loss with Sue’s passing.

She was preceded in death by her father, Elmer Volgardsen and brother, Rae Volgardsen.

She is survived by her loving husband, Joe Manzi and sons, Jason and Nathan Turner, as well as her siblings, several step grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

At Sue’s request her service reception will be in the “Library” of the Spokane Club, Thursday August 1st at 6:00pm.

Private interment will be at the Washington State Veteran’s Cemetery in Medical Lake, WA at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sue Turner Fund C/O The Spokane Club 1002 West Riverside, Spokane WA 99201.

To view Sue’s online memorial, please visit

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