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Suzanne Aho


Suzanne Aho, 70, of Keller, TX went home to be with her Lord on December 21, 2019, at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC, after a brief but valiant battle with metastatic melanoma.

She was born on November 30, 1949 in Hancock, MI to James and Mildred Wareham. Suzanne (Sue) grew up in Mason, attended Osceola Township schools, and graduated from Dollar Bay High School in 1967. On August 8, 1970, she was united in marriage with her high school sweetheart, Roy W. Aho of Tamarack City, MI.

Sue graduated from Michigan Tech University with a major in math and minor in physics in 1971. After graduation she began her working career at the former Stern and Fields department store in Hancock as a bookkeeper. She moved to Portage View Hospital as the Accounts Payable and Payroll clerk until their first son was born in 1977. At that point she began her career as a stay-at-home mom.

In 1991, after years of volunteering in her sons’ schools, Sue went back to work in the Keller Independent School District as secretary to the guidance counselor at Keller Middle School. She retired from KISD in June 2008, as the assistant to the Director of Guidance and Counseling for the school district of some 32,000 students.

Since her retirement in 2008, she and Roy have spent their summers at their log cabin on Lake Superior near Freda, MI, and their winters traveling across the south in their motorhome visiting their nine grandchildren.

Sue’s passion was her family. She loved nothing more than spending time with her grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother, Nana, and friend. She loved to cook and bake, and share her nisu, pasties, and thimbleberry jam with neighbors and friends. Her hobby was her handwork, and she shared many of her cross-stitch projects, Christmas stockings, and Christmas tree skirts with relatives and friends.

Suzanne is survived by her loving husband Roy, her 3 sons: Chris (Natalie) of Oxford, NC; Jeff (Natalie) of Apopka, FL; and Brad (Becky) of Ft Worth, TX; and her nine grandchildren: Cameron and Finley of Oxford, NC; Braden, Parker, and Kinley of Apopka, FL; and Callie, Colson, Cambrie, and Caslyn of Ft Worth, TX. Also surviving are her sister Pamela (Robert) Washnock of Vail, AZ; brothers-in-law Duane (Karen) Aho of Dollar Bay, MI; and Tim (Angela) Aho of Crystal Falls, MI. She is also survived by nieces Heather (Ryan) Bishop of Duluth MN; Amber (Dylan) Kachur of Lansing, MI; and nephew Ryan (Rosemary) Aho of Duluth, MN. Suzanne’s family is planning a celebration of her life in Keller, TX, and later during the summer in the Copper Country, MI. Dates are to be determined.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to the web site, or your favorite Cancer fighting charity.


  • Irene and Ron Myers Posted December 29, 2019 7:16 pm

    Sue lovingly embraced us when we moved from Oklahoma to Texas. She had this wonderful way of caring for others regardless of how busy life was for her. We consider her a lifelong friend, mentor, and person that had the gift of servant leadership. So sorry for your loss. We love her and will dearly miss her. May our Lord provide each of you with comfort in the days ahead.

  • Diane and Al Strunk Posted December 29, 2019 7:41 pm

    So sorry for your loss 🙏. Sue was a beautiful person inside and out ❤️. We will miss her so much this Winter at Florida Grande. Praying 🙏 for you and your family.

  • Sharon and Rick Deason Posted December 29, 2019 7:58 pm

    We have known Sue for over twenty years, since her oldest son married our oldest daughter in 1999. It has been a blessing to have “in-laws” as special as Roy and Sue. We always enjoyed the times over the years when our paths crossed at various holidays or special events in the lives of our children and grandchildren. Sue was indeed a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. And she was a fabulous cook! We are so sorry she is gone from us too soon. Our prayers continue for Roy, her sons, and all of her family, as we know she was loved and will be dearly missed. May God give you comfort and peace in your grief, and may your memories of Sue grow sweeter each day.

  • Gail A. Evans Posted December 29, 2019 8:06 pm

    Joe and I will be missing a part of our hearts with the loss of Sue. She was my cousin that turned into my dear friend and confidant❤️
    Rest In Peace Susie.

  • Rick and Carol Dorman Posted December 29, 2019 8:56 pm

    Roy and family,
    It is with great sadness that we read this post about our friend Sue. We can remember such great times together when all of the kids were young. Our prayers are with all of you and we know that because of her faith in the Lord that we will all have a great reunion one day together. Big hugs to all of you, Rick and Carol Dorman

  • Lindy and Marty Dee Posted December 30, 2019 12:24 pm

    All of our prayers and hugs to the family. Sue will be missed here, but Heaven is singing.

  • John B Taylor Posted January 1, 2020 7:25 pm

    Into thy hands, O merciful Savior, we commend thy servant Sue. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech thee, a sheep of thine own fold, a lamb of thine own flock, a sinner of thine own redeeming. Receive her into the arms of thy mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen.

    Almighty G_d, look with pity upon the sorrows of your servants, the Aho family, for whom we pray. Remember them, Lord, in your mercy; nourish them with patience; comfort them with a sense of your goodness; lift up your countenance upon them; and give them peace; through Jesus, Christ our Lord. Amen.

  • John Tovey Posted January 3, 2020 4:57 pm

    I am most sincerely sorry for your loss, but think of all the wonderful memories you made. R.I.P.

  • Rob, Sue Chris & Nick Posted January 13, 2020 12:23 am

    We as a family are struggling to find words to express our shock and sadness to hear this news. Sue was such a sweetheart, always smiling and a great sense of humor. She was devoted to her family. We met this wonderful family many years ago from our love of cars and we just clicked…..although many miles apart we have remained friends. R.I.P. Sue you will be greatly missed by your many friends and family. Our love goes out to you Roy and your family.

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