Suzanne was fiercely independent – she lived alone for most of her adult life. She was a fashion buyer for Dillard’s and had collected a closet full of gorgeous clothes that she gave away or sold. We asked how she felt about that. “It doesn’t matter now,” she said. “I thought it would bother me, but it doesn’t.” In fact, her Bible, glasses and notebook were pretty much all she left behind.
Suzanne’s sisters came from out of town to enjoy a nice long visit. And she got her last wish – to donate her body to the UT Health Science Center Body Donation Program. Our End of Life Navigator John was holding her hand and singing to her, and as he finished his song, she took her last breath.
Suzanne was 75, under the care of Compassus Hospice. Ben Getter MD was her physician – Ben is a former board member and a wonderful supporter of ABODE.