Riser, Suzanne M. (Woods), Saginaw and Traverse City, Michigan


Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, at the age of 84 years. She was born on April 25, 1927 in Saginaw, to Harry R. and Florence M. (Bashford) Woods. She lived most of her life in Saginaw, but also lived in Traverse City, Michigan, and spent winters in Florida with her husband, Jack W. Riser. Suzanne graduated from Arthur Hill High School in 1945. She married Jack Wesley Riser on January 1, 1949, spending 57 wonderful years together. They were blessed with three children. Suzanne was a sweet, beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She was a wonderful person who was loved by all. Suzanne was the first full-time employee at Michigan Bell Telephone Credit Union. She was also employed for years at the Saginaw Postal Federal Credit Union (now Generations Credit Union), and retired as manager. She loved music and was an accomplished pianist. She loved dogs, chocolate and traveling with her husband. Suzanne was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sisters and brothers. She is survived by her children, John (Judy) of Kingsley, Michigan, Gretchen (Nolan) Cooley of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Marcia of Saginaw; four grandchildren, Jack (Brandi), Jennifer, Scott (Ariane) and Matthew Cooley, and great-granddaughter, Jaycee Cooley, along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial services will take place on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road, where her family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. Saturday until the time of service. Pastor Jim Harrington will officiate. Private burial will take place later in the Barnum Memorial Cemetery, Mayfield, Michigan. The family extends warm thanks to everyone at Edgewood Assisted Living Center for their kind help. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to your local animal shelter. www.casefuneralhome.com