Suzanne Dorothy Murry
Cave Creek – Suzanne Dorothy Murry (nee Dierkes) passed away October 7, 2021 after a brief illness. She lived for her family and will be remembered by all for her kindness and selfless dedication to her family, friends, and students. A long-time professor in Maricopa County Community Colleges, at the time of her passing she was Professor Emeritus at Glendale Community College, where she has taught generations of students in their Business and Information Technology Department.
Sue was born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 3, 1940, the daughter of Dorothy and Kevin Dierkes. After graduating from the University of Denver, where she met her future husband John, they moved to California. They were married in Naperville, Illinois, in 1967. They moved to Scottsdale in 1970 where she taught at Scottsdale Community College while obtaining her Master’s Degree from Arizona State University.
Her foremost love was always for her family. Married to John for 54 years, together they raised 2 sons. She will be remembered for her loving kindness, patience, and attentiveness to others. Never missing a birthday, graduation, recital, sports event, or any special occasion, she was adept at always communicating her love, even with just her presence. She is mourned by all, but especially by her grandchildren to whom their “Mumsy” will always embody the very essence of a grandmother’s loving kindness.
Sue is survived by her mother Dorothy, husband, John, sons Stefan (Adrienne) and Eric (Courtney), and grandchildren Caton, Kyle, Charlotte, Ryan, and Teagan, her brother Gil (Carol) and sister Kathy (George). The memory of her love will remain with us always.
She was preceded in death by her father, Kevin, and infant son Todd.
Sue and John were founding members of St. Patrick’s Catholic Community, where services will be held on Wednesday October 13, 2021 at 12:30pm - 10815 N 84th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008.
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