Susan Dalene Baxter

1966 ~ 2021


June 11, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Larkin Mortuary (260 East South Temple)
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    June 12, 2021
    11:00 AM
    Mountain View 1st Ward (1400 South and 1900 East)
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  • Susan Dalene Baxter died unexpectedly June 6th, 2021, of an aortic dissection. She was born March 29th, 1966, in Salt Lake City to John Keith Baxter and Dalene Leone Armstrong Baxter.

    Sue grew up in the Avenues of Salt Lake, attending Ensign Elementary, Bryant Jr., and East High School. She earned a B.S. in Psychology at the University of Utah and an M.S. in Social Work at BYU before becoming a social worker at Primary Children's Hospital, and more recently at the Granite School District, where she served countless people in their times of emotional need.

    Susan participated in the Hill Cumorah Pageant. She ushered at Capital Theater and Abravanel Hall for several years, allowing her to enjoy many favorite Broadway shows. She joined Kappa Nu sorority and the Salt Lake Institute Concert Choir at the U of U. She loved reading and enjoyed traveling to many parts of the world. Her loving nature, great sense of humor, and caring personality created strong, lasting friendships everywhere she went.

    As a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, she gave Christ-like service throughout her life, serving a mission in Taiwan and accepting many callings, including teaching and leading as both a ward and stake Relief Society President.

    She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister-in-law, Holly. She is survived by her siblings, David Baxter, Janet (Randy) Bartholomew, Marilyn (Skip) Riggs, Robert (Ann) Baxter, Richard (Amy) Baxter, and Karen (Mirek) Gruszkiewicz, many nieces and nephews, and her goddaughter, Grace.

    Services will be held at her ward meeting house at 1400 South and 1900 East in Salt Lake on Saturday, June 12th at 11:00 a.m. A viewing will precede the services from 9:30-10:45. A viewing will also be held at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E South Temple on Friday, June 11th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Interment will be at the Salt Lake Cemetery. For those who would like to watch a recording of the services, can do so here:
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    In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to Primary Children's Hospital Family Emergency Assistance Fund: 801-662-5959, or


    Sue was one of most favorite people. She was a light and so much fun. Her humor, stories, and positive outlook on life always lifted my spirit. She will be missed here as she carries on so much good in heaven.

    - Chandra C Woolums
    Susie was a wonderful person, an incredible friend, a person who gave so much to this world, helped many people, was compassionate, smart, loving, funny and is so missed.. I know she is watching over all of those she loves... Thank you sue for allowing me to call you a friend .. you will beloved and remembered always .. until we meet again!

    - Deborah Carroll
    Sue had a talent of putting people at ease. She was as genuine as anyone that I have ever met. She had a quick witt, a beautiful smile and keen talent in sharing stories about life's up and downs. Her sense of humor softened the jolts that life sometimes inflicts on us. I can't believe that she is gone so soon. Sue will be missed and long remembered

    - Lorena Moffett
    Very sorry for the loss of Sue, and so unexpectedly! She was a beautiful soul and a great friend. May those whom she left behind find peace and comfort. God bless!

    - Debbie Davis
    Dearest Sue's Family She is an elect lady , will miss her and her smile , kindness, and knowledge of the gospel and life. forever in our family's thoughts. send our love Anderson family

    - Doris K. Anderson