Susan  Hagler

Obituary of Susan Marie Hagler

Susan Marie Hagler of Caldwell, Idaho passed away September 3, 2017 with sister DeeAngela and best friend Carrie by her side.  She fought a long, courageous battle with cancer.  Susan was born November 5, 1961 in Missoula, Montana.  The proud parents of twins (Steve was Sue’s twin brother), Charles and Sharon Hagler welcomed the twins to the Hagler family.  Steve was Sue’s best buddy growing up.  Sue graduated from Bishop Kelly High School in 1980.  Employment after high school was with the Egyptian Theater and Boise Air Terminal.  Later, she spent two years at Boise State University studying elementary education.  After a few years of school, Sue was ready to seek her new adventures.  Sue had considered her life to be “a long, strange trip.”  Some of Sue’s vast employment history included being a nanny in New York, landscaping in Texas, Oregon, and Washington.  She also worked as a seafood processor in Alaska.  When she lived in Copalis Beach, she was a plumber’s helper.  Sue saw a lot of beauty with her bright, blue eyes.  She loved the outdoors:  Camping, fishing and gardening.  Kite flying and beach combing were good times.  The ocean was one of her favorite places.  Sewing and bowling were fun activities for Sue.  Sue’s pride not only showed in her personality, but in what she owned and could call her’s.  Her landscape skills were obvious, spending most of her time gardening and creating a “park looking yard.”  Her yard always looked impeccable.  Susie struggled with cancer for the last ten years of her life, slowly deteriorating the last two years of her life.  Sue was definitely our “brave, little warrior”.  She was preceeded in death by her father Charles Robert Hagler, and mother Sharon Kay Hagler.  We know she is glad to be back with Mom and Dad.  Survivors include two brothers Phillip Hagler, and Steven Hagler (Georgia); two sisters Dee Angela Hemingway (Jeff Blackstead), and Tammy Conger (Paul); numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  The family thanks best friend Carrie Seymoure for being a compassionate sister and for the care she gave our beloved Susan.  Horizon Hospice also gave us a positive outlook – even on those gloomy, sunny summer days.  They were professional and an important aspect to Sue’s final days.  Thank you Becca, Kristen, Anne, and Trinda.  We love you Sue and are missing you already.  A mass service for Sue will be at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, Monday September 17th at 11:00 am.  Celebration of Sue’s life to follow at her house.  Burial Tuesday September 18th at 11:00 am, Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise, Idaho – next to mom and dad.