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Susan Seeley Marks

October 14, 2016
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Susan Seeley Marks passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family and supported by Hope Home Hospice on October 12, 2016 after a 3.5 year battle with lymphoma.

She grew up in Redington Beach, Florida. She graduated with a degree in nursing. Soon afterwards, she met Phillip Marks, her husband of 49 years, and they moved to New Orleans, LA where she was the Chief Nurse of renal surgery for the university. She and her husband then moved to Los Angeles, CA for his medical internship and residency where she was Head Nurse for the University of Southern California renal surgery department.

Following her husband's residency and fellowship they moved to Orange County, CA to raise their two daughters. During these years she accepted a voluntary position to develop and administer the largest pediatric dental center in California for underprivileged Hispanic communities. Thousands of children received dental care during her 25 years of service.

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In 2003, Susie and her husband moved to Sanibel as full time residents. She was an energetic volunteer at SCCF (native nursery, mangrove monofilament collection via kayak, turtle and snowy plover nest monitoring). She served as Vice Chair of the City Vegetation Committee and cooperated with the City Department of Natural Resources. Susie was also a dedicated volunteer at the Sanibel Library and at the Forum of Big Arts.

She is survived by her husband Phillip Marks, daughters Jennifer Haas and Heather Marks, granddaughter Seeley Haas, grandson Asa Jansen and sister Sandra Counts.

Her vibrant personality, warm smile, infectious laugh and her commitment to Sanibel's unique ecosystems will be remembered and missed by her many friends. Her earthly form is gone, but her loving memories will live in the hearts of her family and friends.

A celebration of her life will be announced in the future. In lieu of flowers, a donation in her honor to the charity or organization of your choice would be appreciated.

 
 

 

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