Sue Topel

1946 - 2013


Sue Topel

Feb. 18, 1946 — Sept. 18, 2013

Sue Charlene Topel passed away peacefully on Sept. 18, 2013, in Walla Walla after a lengthy illness. Sue was born on Feb. 18, 1946, in San Bernardino, Calif., to Charles and Cora O’Grady.

Sue worked at St. Mary’s Hospital for years, giving her the opportunity to meet and make many lifelong friends. She was married to Gordon Topel for 22 years and raised four beautiful daughters: Dena of Seattle, Becky Johnson of Oregon City, Brandi Locke of Tacoma and Kellie Campbell of Walla Walla. She had nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild, Aurora, whom she lovingly called “Grandma’s little sweetheart,” and another great-grandchild on the way.

One of Sue’s passions was spending time enjoying the sights and smells of her rose bushes. Many were award winning. She also enjoyed spending hours at Wildhorse Casino, where she often had large winnings.

Sue was preceded in death by parents, Cora and Charles, her sister Janis and brother Chuck.

A memorial service will be held at a future date.

Sue will be missed by many.


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