The Duncan Banner


February 13, 2013

Suzanne Pearson Grantham

July 29, 1950 — Feb. 4, 2013



Suzy is survived by her husband Donald; daughter Ellen of Washington, D.C.; son, Mark and his wife Kim and granddaughter Chloe of Austin; and son Ben, currently serving in the U.S. Army in Fort Richardson, Alaska.
Her west coast survivors include stepfather, Harry Schellhous; mother, Margaret Schellhous; sister, Sharon Pearson; half-sisters: Donna Harmon and husband Gus, Diane Blakeley and husband Tom; stepsisters: Katherine Skelba and husband James, Coleen Pearson, and Jenny Pearson.
Her survivors in Duncan, include mother-in-law Pat Grantham; and brothers and sisters-in-law: Jim and Debbie Grantham, and Mike and Nancy Grantham. Her survivors also include numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of loyal friends.
Suzy is preceded in death by her father, David Pearson; and her father-in-law, Donald J. Grantham, Sr.
Our family is enormously grateful for the outpouring of love and support shown to Suzy and to us during her illness. High on this list are her faithful “Board” members who met at The Magic Carpet or our home every Wednesday afternoon for years; her raucous and rowdy Book Club that changed its venue to our home for Suzy’s last meeting, the day before her death; her Poker Club (‘nuf said); the choir, clergy and parishioners of St. Luke’s on the Lake Episcopal Church; colleagues at UT’s Butler School of Music and the National Endowment for the Arts; her fellow singers in the Texas Choral Consort; the congregations of the First Presbyterian, First Baptist and First Christian Churches in Duncan; Anne Slechta, who helped with Suzy’s care in addition to her work with Piquant Press; and the numerous doctors, nurses, medical technicians and personnel at Texas Oncology, Seton and Brackenridge Hospitals, MD Anderson, Home Care Assistance and in particular Amalia Gonzales, and Hospice Austin.

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