Virginia 'Susie' Rizer passed away on Monday, March, 14, 2011. Susie was born November 26, 1943, in Missouri. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Rizer. Survived by children, Jeff (Janice) Murray and Adrienne (David) Hobbs; grandchildren, Alley, Scott and Melly Murray and Elizabeth and Riley Hobbs. Susie was an elementary PE teacher in District 70 for 30 years. She taught at Baxter Elementary, Pueblo West Elementary and Desert Sage Elementary. She was very active in the community, volunteering for Channel 8 auction, Pueblo Historical Society and the Board of Elections. She loved to travel and spend time with family and friends. Contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St. Pueblo, CO 81003. The service will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 21, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Dear Adrienne and Jeff, when I started getting ready to visit Pueblo again I learnt about George and Suzie’s passing … I just don’t know what to say … I never met more generous people, I mean it. I’m dure they’re both skiing in Heaven! Big hug!!

  2. Adrienne & Jeff,

    I just learned of your Mom’s passing, and I am so sorry for yet another loss for you. I moved to California and lost track of your Mom, until now.

    Your Dad and Mom were good friends to me over the years and they are missed.

    Love,
    Sue Twitchel

  3. Adrianne and Jeff: I just now saw your mom’s obit….was shocked as I’m sure you were more shocked. My sympathy goes out to you both as losing a parent at any age leave a void in our lives. Just wanted to know we are thinking of you. May Susie be in a better world now.

  4. My deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. I so enjoyed working with Susie at Pueblo West Elementary. She will be missed.

  5. I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I was very lucky to call Susie my colleague and friend at Pueblo West Elementary during my early years in the classroom. She was always so patient and positive… I remember vividly my 5th graders could never wait for PE days. They loved her as we all did! My prayers and thoughts to you all.

  6. Adrienne, Jeff and family, Your mother was a true friend and a great inspiration. I know that I will miss her more than words can express. She was the most pleasant and enjoyable person to be around and always concerned about others. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Adriene and family,
    My deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. I truly hold Susie responsible for making me the educator that I am today. My student teaching under her guidance, many years ago, is what I hold dear to me. I learned more from Susie than from any college courses I took. She truly will be missed by one and all. She has touched so many lives with her caring, loving ways. My heart goes out to you………

  8. We are so very sorry to learn of Susie’s passing. She and George were both very nice people. The Van Ryn Family

  9. While serving on District No. 70 School Board, it was my honor and privilege to have come to know and work with Susie. She was a true inspiration and will be truly missed.

  10. My dear sister will be missed by so very many people. She left smiles and friends everywhere she went. She was the emotional rock in her family and supported them all with unconditional and endless love. We are all better people and blessed having shared her in our lives.

  11. Bunco Babe, OTC Member, and friend!
    Susie will be sadly missed by us. She was a very, good friend. She was the family we chose for ourselves. Susie always had an optimistic, happy outlook on life. She never said I can’t. She did.
    Susie was very active in the teacher’s union as a lobbyist. She sponsored OM(destiny of the Mind) both as a leader and as a judge. Susie was very active in Cup stacking bringing this competition to Dist. 70 schools.
    Susie also received her Master’s Degree bringing her creativity to the classes and teaching us the need for physical activity as a teaching tool. She was a wonderful person. Susie was a deciding influence on many lives and taught through example. She had courage to face the unknown and do so graciously. We will cherish her influence on our lives.

  12. Bunco Babe, OTC Member, and friend!
    Susie will be sadly missed by us. She was a very, good friend. She was the family we chose for ourselves. Susie always had an optimistic, happy outlook on life. She never said I can’t. She did.
    Susie was very active in the teacher’s union as a lobbyist. She sponsored OM(destiny of the Mind) both as a leader and as a judge. Susie was very active in Cup stacking bringing this competition to Dist. 70 schools.
    Susie also received her Master’s Degree bringing her creativity to the classes and teaching us the need for physical activity as a teaching tool. She was a wonderful person.

  13. Dear Jeff, Adrienne,and other family members: My thoughts and prayers to all of you on the recent loss of your mother. Truly your mother was one of the most charitable, kind, fair, and gracious people I have known. I knew Susie as a neighbor, friend, fellow teacher, and just a good person. She showed us how to live life, love others, work hard, and even how to accept her illness and death. It must have been a glorious celebration when she arrived at the gates of Heaven! Heaven’s gain is truly our loss. I pray that wonderful memories of your mother will give you comfort in the days and months ahead. May God hold all of you tightly in His arms and give you the strength you need to face life without your wonderful mother! God Bless all of you!

  14. My heart goes out to Jeff, Janice, Melly, Scotty, Allie and the rest of the family. I know that they will miss Susie tremendously.

  15. Our most sincere condolences to Susie’s family and friends. We are grateful to have known George and Suzie as neighbors and in the field of engineering.

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