Susan Worthy

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Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA
98684
(360)-892-6060
Obituary

SUSAN ( MANGELS ) WORTHY
October 29, 1955 ~ April 27, 2011

Susan Worthy of Vancouver, WA, passed away April 27, 2011 after a yearlong battle with cancer.
Susan enjoyed a full life as a financial service professional, adored wife, beloved mother and community servant.
Susan was born and raised in the Puget Sound area, and graduated from Newport High School in Bellevue and the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.
After her college graduation, Susan embarked on a career with the Seattle First National Bank, rising to executive positions as Vice President in branch management and small business lending. Susan was also a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.
In 1990, Susan married Mike Worthy of Seattle, and in the years that followed the couple was blessed with two children, Rachel and Jack. In 1998 the family relocated to Vancouver, WA and Susan engaged in a variety of volunteer activities including President of the Lakeshore Elementary School PTA, PTA Treasurer for the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics and the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington. Susan did volunteer bookkeeping for the Vancouver Lake Crew, and was named VLC Volunteer of the Year in 2008. As a member and President of the "Children's Trust Auxiliary", Susan was recognized with the Mary Granger Award in 2006. Susan most recently volunteered as Treasurer of the Village Bicycle Project, a non-profit organization providing bicycles to African villagers to help advance their standard of living.
Susan loved to travel and cherished three family safaris throughout central and east Africa. Other notable family trips included France, England, Manhattan, and several trips to Hawaii and Mexico.
Susan is survived by her parents, John and Mary Ann Mangels of Seattle; sister, Meg Watson of Seattle; brother, John Mangels Jr. of Scottsdale, AZ; husband, Mike Worthy; daughter, Rachel; and son, Jack, all of Vancouver.
A memorial service and celebration of Susan's life will be held on Mon., May 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Vancouver First United Methodist Church. (www.vanfumc.org).
Susan asked that gifts in her memory be forwarded to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington at 360-313-5678.
Please sign Susan's guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.

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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 29, 2011
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