Suzanne Maryella Grant Leverett dies at 80
January 14, 2021
Former Wrangell resident Suzanne Maryella Grant Leverett died Dec. 22, 2020, in Gig Harbor, Washington. She was born Oct. 28, 1940, in Wrangell, to Neil and Lillian Grant, a pioneer Wrangell family. She graduated Wrangell High School in 1958.
“Suzanne Leverett, loving mother, grandmother and friend passed away in the company of loved ones at the age of 80 after a long battle with cancer,” her family wrote.
She met her husband, John, at Western Washington University, where she received her teaching degree. They married in 1962 and settled in Gig Harbor, where they raised their four sons.
“Suzanne was a true mama bear, fiercely loyal to her family, generous, strong and kind,” her family wrote. “She played an integral role in raising her grandchildren and could always be counted on to dish out endless love, hugs and ice cream. She was the life of the party, pulling everyone on to the dance floor for a good time. Suzanne also enjoyed traveling, and had some of her most memorable moments on the island of Maui with her beloved John, family and friends.”
She was preceded in death by her parents, Neil and Lillian; her husband, John; and granddaughters Caroline and Emma Grace. She is survived by her sons Neil (Janet), Victor (Stephanie), John (Stacy), and Vince (Jody); her grandchildren Bri, Taylor, Kristi, Addison, Kylie, Hutton, Allie, Emily, Kendal, Boone, Molly and Gabby; and her great-grandchildren Halle and Dawson.
No memorial events are currently scheduled. “To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can have memorial trees planted on a national forest in memory of your loved one.”