Susan H Eichelberger

February 11, 1952 ~ February 15, 2021

Service:

Feb. 20, 2021
12:00 PM
Private Family Only, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 5246 West Gossamer Way, Riverton, Utah 84096.

Susan H Eichelberger, 69, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021. She passed away from complications of Alzheimer’s. Susan was born February 11, 1952, in Tacoma, Washington to Darline and George Eichelberger, Sr.

She graduated from South High School in 1970. Susan participated in the Palmyra LDS pageant. Susan faithfully served a full-time mission in the New England states mission. She worked at LDS Hospital as an LPN, as a primary care nurse on the OB floor for a couple of years while attending Weber College, where she graduated as an RN and kept working at LDS Hospital on the OB floor. Susan found her passion in nursing with Labor and Delivery and worked at LDS Hospital Labor and Delivery from 1987-1994, where she delivered and cared for countless newborns and made a lasting impact on their families. Later, Susan worked at LDS Hospital Endoscopy and as Head nurse at Primary Children’s Endoscopy before she retired. She was loved by all her patients and treated them like family.

She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings. Susan had a very giving heart and loved to make others happy. She would frequently bring homemade cookies to her coworkers, treat a friend to lunch, or open her home to numerous friends and family. Susan had many talents and was always willing to make a wedding cake, take wedding/blessing/family pictures, quilt blankets, and crochet receiving blankets for every new arrival.

Susan loved dogs and was the proud mom to three fur babies, Molly, Zoey, and Isabella. Susan was the favorite sister to her three brothers - though, she says it’s because she was the only sister. She loved her friends, and they would quickly become family. Susan especially loved her friend, Barbara “Barb” Robertson Hooper. They became lifelong friends after serving their missions together and often said Barbara is the sister she never had.

Susan is survived by her brothers Roy (Bonnie) Eichelberger, George Eichelberger, and David (Sherri) Eichelberger. Nephews - Rod (Dawna) Eichelberger, Bart (Melissa) Eichelberger, Chad (Kristina) Eichelberger, Jesse (Brittney) Eichelberger, Breck Eichelberger. Nieces - Shilo Weaver, Bridget (Jared) Wintle, Brooke (Roy) Petersen, Liz (Todd) Duthie, Teisha (Matt) Field, and many great-nephews and great-nieces, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Susan was preceded in death by her parents, sister-in-law Charlene Eichelberger, and great-nieces Cassidy Wintle and Billie Petersen.

The family would like to thank Alta Ridge Assisted Living of Holladay, Alta Ridge Memory Care of Sandy, and Atlas Hospice. The family would also like to thank Susan’s friend Brandi Heninger for the many outings and care given to Susan.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 20, 2021, at 12pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints meeting house located at 5246 West Gossamer Way, Riverton, Utah 84096. Attendance is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions. This service can be viewed via Zoom meeting by clicking on the blue box “Watch Zoom Service”, posted above.



Guestbook/Condolences

My family and I will never forget Susan Eichelberger's kindness, generosity, service and Christlike love! She was always so hospitable to us, allowing us to stay in her beautiful home in Taylorsville, when we were visiting from Virginia. She treated us like family and spoiled us with her delicious homemade fudge, cookies, but especially with her genuine love! Susan always blessed us with her selfless charity, understanding heart and service. Susan made our wedding cake, was our photographer on more than one occasion. She also operated a warm and inviting bread and breakfast home for us. Susan and I met in the mid 1970's, when we were roommates and were great friends ever since. She and I loved to laugh, share stories with each other and cried together, when she became overwhelmed with her future life with Alzheimer's. My family and I are looking forward to seeing Susan again, as she's once made whole. Until we are able to meet again, I'm absolutely certain Susan is anxiously engaged in serving and loving others! Our lives have been greatly blessed by our wonderful friendship with Susan H Eichelberger. Dear Susan, May God be with you till we meet again. Love you always and forever, Martha & Peter Lagerberg and family

- Martha and Peter Lagerberg
I worked with Susan at Primary Children’s Hospital. She was always on time for work and was ready to make friends. She loved her work in endoscopy. She is free from the bindings of that disease that claimed her.

- Sylvia Milner
Oh, sweet Susan! You were such a ray of light, wherever you went, always kind, always thinking of others. I was privileged to have Susan as one of my first missionary companions, just briefly, but she left a remarkable impression. Her voice, alone, could soothe and mend any situation. So many years later, visiting her at the care center, she still had that lovely voice and kind, attentive heart. She reached out to so many of her fellow residents, always concerned about their well-being, and I was amazed at how attentive she was to details. I always told her that she had a better memory than I did, and I thought she could probably run the care center by herself! We used to laugh about her father's escape trick, when he was at the same center, graciously offering to open the door for exiting residents! Seems like Susan had his same spunk! She truly had a heart full of love and tenderness for all. I will miss her and the lessons she taught me about patience and about true kindness.

- Barbara Timothy Bowen
What a dear friend for many, many years. Without going into a lot of details, when Susan worked at the LDS Hospital she changed our lives forever. It is because of Susan and her spiritual awareness she helped Heavenly Father send a newborn baby to our family to adopt. She helped bring joy into so many lives through her service to others. Over the past years we have prayed for tender mercies in her behalf. Though we shall miss her, she is now free to continue her journey with those who awaited her coming home. God bless you Susan for all your goodness and may you enjoy the many rewards that await you.

- Bob & Star Miner
I’m so sorry for your loss! I’m sure she is rejoicing with family on the other side! Prayers to u and all the family.

- Melinda Romney
We lived in Susan's ward when she lived in the "red house" on Elm and she was a nurse at LDS hospital. I was pregnant with our 4th baby Nick. She was there for his delivery and it was such a blessing to have her there caring for us. Fifteen years later that baby developed Severe A Plastic Anemia and had a Bone Marrow Transplant at Primary Children's Hospital. I can't remeber how Susan found out but by then she was at Primary and was with us the day of Nick's transplant (his second birthday). I know that was not a coincidence. Once again she was there to help care for our family only this time it was under very different circumstances. Her calm and steady demeanor helped to carry us through that day. What a miracle. That is just one of many acts of service she gave our family. Thank you Susan! ❤

- Laurie Smith
My heart is full with many wonderful memories of Susan. I did her hair for countless years and knew her well. Susan was smart and strong and knew her own mind. The only thing greater than her impressive achievements was her truly genuine kindness. She never forgot a birthday and gave thoughtful gifts reminding you that you were loved. Rest In Peace dear Susan, the memories you’ve created will stand the test of time.

- Sandy Gainer Jowett
I am sorry to hear about the death of our friend. I became acquainted with Susan many years ago through our dear neighbors across the street, Mr. and Mrs. Lowe in Sugar House. They were Susan's grandparents. Later Susan moved into their home. I am grateful for all of our monthly dinners over the years with Susan, Kathy Walton and Karen Walton. We would laugh, tell stories and give each other advice. I have great memories of those events. I wish the family the very best during this time. Louise Bott

- Louise M Bott
I visit taught Susan for many years. I loved her!!! She was a wonderful person, so thoughtful!! I felt really bad when she said she had to move out of our ward. Rest in peace dear friend!!!

- Susan Griffith
We were so sorry to learn of Susan’s passing yesterday as I was doing my f/b today. Susan was such a wonderful cousin. Susan, Karen (Walton,) Louise Bott and I would always meetonce a month to go to dinner with our Happenings coupons. She also helped deliver my first granddaughter, Dominique, on June 5, 1995 at the LDS Hospital. She also worked with me as an ESL tester for Granite District for three years about 10 years ago. I visited her when she was in the Assisted Living on 4800 So. & 950 E., but we lost touch when she left there. If there is anything we can do to help with the funeral, please let us know. We will always remember her taking photos every time we had reunions in Lava as well as down here in SLC. Please know of our love for you siblings, and will keep you in our prayers during this difficult time.💕

- Roy & Bonnie, George and David & Sherry
We loved Susan! She is my dearest friend. My love and condolences to her family. She was my sister! We served a wonderful Mission in New England and remained A sister friendship throughout the rest of our life. She was like a second mother to my children. Always giving gifts she made. And loving them as only a Mother can. Her loving smile ,kind words, and loving heart will be greatly missed and leave a void in our life. Rest in peace dearest friend until we meet again. I will always love you.❤️

- Barbara Hooper