Susan was born and raised in Holyoke, Ma. the daughter of the late Edward and the late Maryon Glesmann. After graduating from Northampton School for Girls in 1962 and receiving a BS in Nursing from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, she moved to Denver to work at the Crises Unit at Fort Logan Mental Health Center and moved on to Denver General Hospital Er where she worked as a psychiatric nurse for 30 years.
Her lifelong passion was the care, protection and support of animals both domestic and wild….the abandoned, starving, mistreated and voiceless amongst us.
She not only adopted 25 animals over her short life she also financially supported many animal causes, volunteered her time at local shelters such as The Intermountain
Humane Society and the Evergreen Animal Protective League and spent many vacations volunteering at national shelters such as Best Friends and The Kindness Ranch. She was an unsung angel to the animal community and set an example for all by her actions.
Susan had many fond memories of her years at NSFG. She especially enjoyed seeing everyone…..both women and Williston boys at her 50th reunion in 2012.
Susan leaves her sister Carol Baker ’56 and her husband Peter of Oakton, Va and her brother Ted Glesmann and his wife Jeanette of Boxford, Ma.,as well as an uncle
and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves a very large number of ‘the best friends ever’ who cared for her tirelessly for the six months during which she suffered.
Susan brought joy to so many and will be remembered for her caring, compassion,