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Susan Lee Eyer

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Susan Lee Eyer, 70, of Missoula, Montana, passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016, at her home after losing her battle with cancer.

She was born on May 4, 1946, in Coulee Dam, Washington, to Wilbur and Mary Lou Boydston. As a young girl she attended school in Coulee Dam public schools. In high school Sue participated in band, varsity tennis, and was a majorette. She then went on to attend Washington State University and received a B.A. in Home Economic Education.

On July 20, 1968, she married Charles Leonard Eyer in Coulee Dam. The couple lived in Pullman, Washington, until Chuck was deployed to West Germany. There, the couple had their first child, Steven. After Germany, the couple returned to Pullman and had their second child, Craig. The family then moved to Missoula in 1974. She worked for many years at Congden Law offices and later for the state Mental Health services.

In her life, Sue enjoyed quilting, cross-country skiing, camping, cooking, hiking and gardening. She visited several countries, including Austria, Italy, Canada, Germany, and stood high upon the Great Wall of China. After retirement in 2005, Chuck and Sue floated and fly-fished the Elk, Madison, Yellowstone, and Big Horn rivers.

She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, as well as friend to many. She especially enjoyed her weekly walking group and the lunch conversations that followed.

“Nai Nai” is survived by her husband, Charles (Missoula); her brother, Ted (Sacramento); her sister, Linda (Grand Coulee, WA); her two sons, Steve (Nampa, ID) and Craig (Missoula); and her four grandchildren: Donovan, Melissa, Teslyn, and Collin.

A Celebration of life is planned for Saturday, September 3, time and place yet to be determined. The family would like donations to Spectrum Discovery Area, 32 Campus Drive ED 113, Missoula, MT 59812, in lieu of flowers.

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