Susanne (Taylor) Emery Butler Obituary

Susanne Elaine (Taylor) Emery Butler
Susanne Elaine (Taylor) Emery Butler

June 7, 1932 - January 7, 2016
Born in Lakeview, OR
Resided in Lakeview, OR


Born June 7, 1932 to Cornelius "Con" Taylor and Mary Margaret "May" O'Shea, in Lakeview, Oregon. She died on January 7, 2016 in La Pine, Oregon.

She was the seventh of eight children in the Taylor Family. Susanne enjoyed growing up in the Irish Community of Lakeview and St. Patrick Parish, and summers spent in Plush. She was proud of her days at Lakeview High School. She had many lifelong friendships from those days. She graduated in 1952.

She went to college at Marylhurst in Portland, Oregon, where she received her teaching credentials. She taught in Hopland, California and Canyonville, Oregon. She married Gordon Emery, her high school sweetheart in 1961. They had two daughters Karmen and Carrie. They lived back and forth between Silver Lake and Lakeview. The union was later dissolved.

Susanne enjoyed teaching the 'little ones' as she called them. She ran a preschool in her home when her girls were in elementary school. She enjoyed playing bridge with her ladies, any Irish gathering, and family get-togethers, especially on the holidays. She also enjoyed long visits over tea. She will forever be known as sweet Susanne.

She married Donald Butler in October 1990. They had many adventures traveling and enjoyed being around all the grandchildren. In her later years she moved to Crystal Terrace in Klamath Falls and enjoyed great visits with her sister Mary and family. She spent the last year of her life at Prairie House in La Pine, Oregon.

Susanne was preceded in death by her parents; siblings Mary Fitzgerald, Barry Taylor, Teresa Fetsch, Sharon Taylor and Nora Taylor; and husband Donald Butler.

She is survived by siblings, Cherry Taylor of Eugene, Oregon and Neil and Virgina Taylor of Lakeview, sister-in-law Nalene Taylor of Cottage Grove; daughters and son-in-laws Karmen and Tom O'Leary and Carrie and Lance Brown of Silver Lake; and four grandchildren Nolan and Barry O'Leary and Kelli and Russell Brown.



St. Patrick's Catholic Church
12 N G St.
Lakeview, OR 97630
Saturday, January 23, 2016
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
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Mass of Christian Burial
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
12 N G St.
Lakeview, OR 97630
Saturday, January 23, 2016
11:00 AM
Sunset Park Cemetery
Hwy 395 & Missouri Ave
Lakeview, OR 97630
Section: 164
Lot: 2
Saturday, January 23, 2016
12:30 PM


St. Patrick's Catholic Church - Altar Society
PO Box 29
Lakeview, OR 97630
St. Charles Hospice
2275 Doctors Dr, Ste. 3
Bend, OR 97701