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Susan Irene

Susan Irene passed away peacefully in her home in Davis on February 12, 2009 following a second battle with breast cancer. She was surrounded by loving friends, caregivers, and Yolo Hospice staff over the past nine months. They will remember her as a very unique and interesting person with a deep love and respect for nature and all its living creatures. Her cats Kiki and Cooper were also a great source of companionship and comfort to her. Susan was a woman of deep integrity, having worked as an Accountant in the Finance Department of the City of Vacaville from 1991-1998. She reluctantly retired in 1998 while fighting her first battle with breast cancer.

Susan was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Raymond Bankowski and Lucille Bankowski. A memorial service for Susan will be held at her home in Davis at 207 Pintail Place on February 26, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Yolo Hospice, 1909 Galileo Ct., Suite A, Davis, CA 95618 or to the Raymond A. Bankowski Scholarship Fund established at the University of California, Davis Campus.

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I have fond memories of Susan in SanJose 1971 at the Williams Street house 13 people going to SJS.

Rob Genest Nov 24 2009 12:00 AM

I sit here on a beautiful pre-spring day, the sun shining on the waters of Young's Bay. I think back many years to childhood in Davis when it was a town of 4,000, and my close friends from those days. So many are gone, and now Susan has joined them. Susan B., Lissa, Alison, and Susan A. were my "girlfriends" back then. I can still recall days spent playing in what was then semi-rural north Davis. Good days. Good friends. God bless you, Susan Irene. May you find peace and happiness on the other side. Class of 1965 forever!

Gordon Styler Mar 2 2009 12:00 AM

Luckily, Susan and I had a long conversation about a year ago after Dorothy Kepner forwarded her number to me. We talked about life a long while, and I was struck at what a "pistol" she was! I'm happy I could connect with her and send her friends, family and kitties good wishes and love. Although the memories are hazy, we had a good time together when we were youngsters, and that is what she's left me with - positives!

Eve MacCloskey Feb 24 2009 12:00 AM

I fondly remember Susan as we were growing up in Davis. My condolences to her family.

Christine Hills Feb 17 2009 12:00 AM