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Susan Virginia Clevenger, 71, coordinator for the Union Mission Quilt Project

Susan V. Clevenger
Susan V. Clevenger

Susan Virginia Clevenger, 71, a longtime resident of Virginia Beach, passed from her earthly home into her heavenly home in the early hours of Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her late husband, Walter “Bill.” She was also preceded in death by her brother, Steven St.Pierre; parents, Francois Xavior St.Pierre Jr. and Clara Virginia Thibeault; and stepfather, Axel E. Storm.

Susan leaves to cherish her memory three daughters and a son, Sandra Sue Baboorian, and her husband, Razmik, Peggy Sue Harrington, and her husband, Roger, Virginia Sue White, and her husband, Frank, and William Kenneth Clevenger, and his wife, Irish Mae. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Eric Baboorian, Brett Baboorian, Isabella Harrington, Sarah White, Olivia White, Britany Clevenger, Brandon Clevenger and Jordan Clevenger.

Born on Jan. 13, 1945, in Winchendon, Mass., Sue graduated from Murdock High School in 1963 entered the U.S. Navy, where she met and married the love of her life and fellow sailor, Bill. She chose to leave the U.S. Navy and devote herself to raising her children while faithfully accompanying her husband to new duty stations throughout his 30 years of service. Later she served as a pastor’s wife when he chose to enter the ministry following his Naval retirement. After nearly 50 years of marriage, his death in 2015 was a indeed great heartache.

She greatly enjoyed the art of sewing and quilting, encouraging others to learn and create pieces by hand. She volunteered her time to the Girl Scouts, Bible study groups, quilters groups and sewing circles. As coordinator for the Union Mission Quilt Project, Sue guided other volunteers in stitching together over 100 quilts that were distributed to the men’s shelter.

A memorial service for friends and family will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, followed by a reception at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, 4889 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.

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