09/20/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
Suzanne Rene Collier McCown
Newport News High School / Bethel High School Class of 1970
Friends and Schoolmates,
I am extremely distressed to relate more sad news today. Susie Collier McKown, Bethel High School Class of 1970, sister of Carol Collier Sparrow ('63) of VA, Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald ('65) of VA, Sharon Collier Murphy of VA, and Rick Collier, passed away in Hampton on Monday, September 17, 2012 at the age of 60.
From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 09/21/12, 11:53 AM - " Susie Collier McKown":
Thank you so much, Sandi. I had read this in the middle of the night, but focused on the Bethel High School, and did not read it carefully enough to comprehend what I saw - probably because it seems so inconceivable to me. I remember Susie so clearly as an adorable little toddler back in Stuart Gardens.
From the Daily Press - 09/20/12:
Suzanne Collier McKown
Suzanne Rene Collier McKown, born Feb. 16, 1952, beloved wife of David,
sister of Carol, Jeannie, Sharon and Rick, aunt of many nieces and nephews
and cherished friend of so many wonderful and loving friends passed from
this life on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.
There will be a celebration of
life for Susie on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at 3 p.m. in Dave and Susie's
beloved garden at 17 Holly St., Hampton. Please come and bring a dish to
share in honor and memory of Susie's life.
View and post condolences on our online
Our sincerest condolences are extended to Susie's family and friends at this difficult time.
This information is also recorded here:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
Words by Henry van Dyke (10 Nov 1852 - 10 Apr 1933), 1907
Music: Ode to Joy, from the Symphony No. 9 of Ludwig van Beethoven (17 Dec 1720 - 26 Mar1897)
Adapted by Edward Hodges (20 July 1796 - 01 Sept 1867), 1824
Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee, opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; drive the dark of doubt away;
Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day!
All Thy works with joy surround Thee, earth and heaven reflect Thy rays,
Stars and angels sing around Thee, center of unbroken praise.
Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowery meadow, flashing sea,
Singing bird and flowing fountain call us to rejoice in Thee.
Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blessed,
Wellspring of the joy of living, ocean depth of happy rest!
Thou our Father, Christ our Brother, all who live in love are Thine;
Teach us how to love each other, lift us to the joy divine.
Mortals, join the happy chorus, which the morning stars began;
Father love is reigning o’er us, brother love binds man to man.
Ever singing, march we onward, victors in the midst of strife,
Joyful music leads us Sunward in the triumph song of life.
"Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/j/o/joyful.htm - 09/21/12 (sic)
Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 03/15/05
Bethel High School's Bruin clip art courtesy of Eric
Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/22/06 (replaced 02/23/09)
Flower Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.feebleminds-gifs.com/divide2.html - 04/28/03
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