Susan Renee Homer, age 55, Sandy Utah, passed away surrounded by family on June 17, 2022.
She was born in Swainsboro, Georgia and moved many places until her family moved west to Sandy,
Utah in March 1977. She graduated from Jordan High School where she met her husband, Drew Homer.
They were married in Salt Lake Temple on March 23, 1990. She completed her degree at Utah State
University in Early Childhood Education. She was a die-hard Utah State Aggie and Jordan High Beetdigger
Alumni. She thoroughly enjoyed supporting her sons through all their activities but especially enjoyed
their school activities, and all other activities associated with either school.
Susan lived for teaching. She taught at Park Lane Elementary for 32 years. She taught kindergarten for
22 years and 3rd grade for 10 years. She had a deep love for all her students. She was a teacher through
and through. She had a gift with her students. She knew how to reach each student to help them to
succeed. She was an inspiration to her students, friends and colleagues. She was a mentor to many. She
was a strong leader and had the ability to bring others together to form a strong team. In 2015 she was
awarded “Teacher of the Year” and in 2018 was awarded the “Teacher Appreciation” award from Sandy
City Youth Council.
Susan had the trait of touching every life she came in contact with. She had an unlimited capacity to
love. She had a smile and bright personality that lit up the room. She loved her husband, her boys, her
students, teaching and her Georgia roots. She will be remembered for so many things. One of those
things is “You can do hard things”.
Susan was a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in various
callings throughout her life: Primary President, Young Woman President and in various ward and stake
callings. She had a strong testimony of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and of our Father in Heaven. She shared
her testimony in many ways including her love of music.
She is survived by her loving husband, Drew, as well as her four sons: Justin (Emily); Dallin; Jordan
(Lexie); Logan and One Granddaughter, Hallie.
A viewing will be held Thursday, June 23 at Larkin’s Sunset Gardens (1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, Utah)
from 6-8 pm. Her Funeral services will be Friday, June 24 at the Granite South Stake Center (2130 East
Gyrfalcon Drive, Sandy, Utah). There will be a small viewing before the Funeral starting at 10:30 am and
ending at 11:45am. Interment will be at the Sandy City Cemetery.
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I am so sorry to hear about Susan I have a special love for her and she will be missed love to the family .
Mrs. Homer was a wonderful first teacher for our son who had some special needs. She was always so kind and understanding and could laugh with us at difficult situations .What a huge loss to her family and friends. Proud to say we have known her.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. We are very sorry for your loss.
Dear Drew and family,
Just wanted to convey our deep sympathy and empathy to you and your family in your loss of your dear wife, mother and grandmother. May comfort and peace come to each of you during this difficult time and in the days ahead. (Jeff's wife MaryAnne is my sister). Sincerly, Deloy and Annette Shepherd
We are so sorry to hear about Mrs. Homer’s passing. She was Kira’s kindergarten teacher and we loved her! She really got our daughter off to a good start and helped her to love learning and school. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. We wish you the best.
Susan’s laugh was contagious. Her smile was so beautiful. Her love for family was so evident in her words and actions. She was a joy to be around. Prayers for everyone.
The Homer family,
We send your our love and condolences at this time. Susan is such a sweet spirit and so full of love and joy! The news of her passing is heart breaking. The last few weeks have been nothing short of devastating for you all. We hope that with time, love and prayer you can find closure. She will always be here in Spirit watching over you guys with our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Prayers and love for y'all as you over come this hard time.
We will miss this sweet lady! Grated for all she did for my kiddos some 30+ years ago! Zack was in her kindergarten class, and one day asked his dad if he could put some cologne on as he was getting ready for the day. We asked him what the special occasion was and he just said, I just want to smell nice for my teacher! Mrs. Homer was the recipient of those good smells! Too cute! She was so grateful and remembered that to this day 30 yrs ago!
She will be so missed! Thanks for sharing her with our family!
Shawn, Jeannette, Zack and Alicia Hewlett
I am sorry for your loss. She was a lovely woman and worked hard at whatever task was before her. She loved her family with all of her heart. Her boys were her joy. I worked at Park Lane with Susan for many years. She was a dedicated teacher with a lot of love for her students. She will be missed. I hope your family finds comfort in the love of our Savior Jesus Christ and the promise of eternal families.
Love to all,
We will always think of Susan as a strong, loving, capable and faithful woman (with a funny obsession for Donny Osmond!) Family means the world to her. How we love her and look forward to seeing her again someday.
Lots of love to you all, you’re in our thoughts, hearts and prayers.
Pam & Mark Murphy
Please know that Susan was the most amazing coworker a teacher could ever ask for. I will truly miss her kindness and love. She touched so many lives. My heart goes out to all of you.
Peace to your family.
Dear Homer Family, and brothers, Bill and Lee Cartmell: So sorry for your loss! Prayers are with you all! Loved little Susie and will also miss her. May God bless you all and comfort each of you!
Keeping your family in our warmest thoughts as you navigate this difficult time. What an amazing woman with a remarkable life. Wishing you hope and healing.
Rhiannon and Zian
We loved Susan, she was always so kind to our family. She was a great example to all and will be greatly missed. We send our thoughts and prayers to be with you at this time. We hope you can find comfort knowing she is with her Heavenly Father.
We love y'all and are so broken-hearted! We will miss hearing her laughter and her voice. Susan knew how to light up a room with her sweet personality. Thoughts and prayers with you all!
I was so happy to meet Susan and so privileged to spend time with her; what an incredible woman! Thank you for sharing her with me, Homer family. I know she will be missed...
Dear Drew and boys,
We are heartbroken over your loss. Susan was a bright, friendly and happy member of the extended family. We have many sweet “family home evening”, memories of her. She was a stalwart gal who could get any job done. Her willingness and capabilities shown through, especially at family parties. Cory and I wish you comfort and solace at this time.
Hugs and Prayers from the Jensen/Schooley group.
So sorry to hear about this loss!! May GOD uplift her family and friends at this time. Love & sympathies from Georgia!
Diane Reese Hodges & family!