Suzanne Ervin Felber, beloved wife, grandmother and great grandmother and long time resident of the Mount Washington Valley, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017, at Memorial Hospital in North Conway.
Born in Philadelphia on March 26, 1930, Suzanne grew up and attended school in the Washington, D.C., area. She received a bachelor in English from the College of Wooster in Ohio in 1952. Suzanne and John were married in 1953 and lived in Thailand, Germany and Washington, D.C., before retiring to Conway in 1977.
Suzanne enjoyed a lifelong love of music, playing the piano and organ from an early age and working as an organist and choir director wherever they lived at the time. She loved the outdoors and kayaked, ran, hiked, rock climbed and skiied. She was an active and daily visitor to the Mount Washington Dog Park with her beloved Jake. Suzanne volunteered in numerous capacities, including at Memorial Hospital, on the Polar Express (while her unknowing grandchildren and great-grandchildren rode the train). She had a rich and treasured network of friends throughout the valley and beyond.
Above all else, Suzanne loved her family, and was beloved by them. She and John embraced 64 years of a rich and loving marriage. She was often referred to as the "Camp Director" by her family for her skill and persistence in organizing family gatherings.
Suzanne was predeceased by by parents, Morris and Louise Ervin; their first child, Walter John Felber; and her brother, Don Ervin.
She is survived by her husband, John, of Center Conway; her children, Mark of Denver, Colo., Karen and husband, James, of Jericho, Vt., Kirsten and husband, Josh, of Dublin, Ireland and Michael and wife, Pam, of Strafford; her grandchildren, Orfhlaith, Cliodhna, Cian, Kate, Gretchen, Hayden,Kiim, Zach and Jessie; and great-grandchildren, Travis, Bentley, Shane and Levi.
A celebration of Suzanne's life will be held at the Tin Mountain Conservation Center in Albany on Friday, April 14, at 2 p.m.