10254 W. Carlton Bay | Garden City, ID 83714

Susan E. Emerson November 12, 1943 - May 17, 2020

Susan Ellen Emerson, age 76, died peacefully in Eagle, Idaho after a hard-fought battle with Alzheimer’s. Susan was born and raised in Marysville, California, the daughter of Byron and Audrey Reiley. She spent most of her life in Stockton, where she was a devoted wife and mama to her own children and to countless students as a teacher’s aide in Lincoln Unified School District.
Whether it was making new friends in the supermarket or taking a neighbor’s twin infants for daily walks, Susan reached out to everyone she met in friendship and kindness. The daughter of a prizefighter father and an indomitable mother, Susan could also be fierce when needed, as the man who once tried to steal her Take N Bake pizza will attest. She will be remembered for her fantastic sense of humor, interesting conversation, excellent cooking and baking, and her love of traveling, going for walks, and beautiful sunsets.
Susan is survived by her husband, Harold, daughters Amy Martin and Sara Emerson, and her beloved grandchildren Ashley, Bryce, Carissa, Elizabeth, and little Susan. No services are planned for the time being. Donations for Alzheimer’s disease research may be made at www.brightfocus.org/Alzheimers. Condolences can be posted to and announcements found at https://bowmanfuneral.com/obituary/susan-e-emerson/.

Services for Susan will be announced at a later date.


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    Dianne Gonzales says

    Hi Hal please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your wife.

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    Lynette Lee-Renouf says

    Dear Hal, Amy, Sara & family,
    Blessings to everyone during this time of loss. Susan was a joy to know, and will be missed by many! I have such fond childhood memories of her. She was like another “neighborhood mom”. We have made a donation to Bright Focus for Alzheimer’s Research, in memory of Susan.
    Lynette(Lee), Heath, Rachel, & Miranda Renouf

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    Judy (Downer) Earthman says

    Hal, and the Emerson family, so sorry to hear of your loss. I only met Susan once or twice, but I remember her warmth and gracious nature. I pray you’ll be at peace and comforted by memories of Susan.

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    Tom Rasmussen says

    Hal, sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. You were always a great couple, she kept you on the right path, ( sometimes it took a little effort. Just kidding ). Lots of good memories for you and your family, travel etc.
    Best of luck to you in Idaho.

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