Dr. Sue Spooner
Sue Spooner, Ph.D. who died on the 18th of October, 2012 will be cremated and her ashes scattered near her home in Estes Park, Colorado. Her sudden and untimely demise was the result of an unfortunate automobile accident. A memorial service will be held at a future date after her husband John has had a chance for his injuries to heal.
Dr. Spooner was born Susan Elizabeth Baker in Indianapolis, Indiana on February 14, 1939. Her Valentine birth date formed a central feature of her life, as she gave herself lovingly to many individuals and causes. She was the daughter of Hugh J. Baker, Jr, and Dorothy Cooper Genung Baker.
Married to John A. Spooner in 1962, she had one son, Jon Kevin Spooner. She is survived by her husband, John Spooner, son J. Kevin Spooner, daughter in-law Belynda K. Spooner and two grandchildren, Ian Christian Spooner and Isabeau Celeste Spooner.
Educated at Purdue University (B.S., 1960, Ph.D., 1975) and University of Wisconsin-Madison, (M.S., 1961) she was a counselor, counselor educator, and Counseling Psychologist. Her career as a practitioner in College student affairs included time as a counselor, counseling center director, placement counselor, admissions and high school relations counselor, and registrar’s office staffer. Her teaching began at Colorado College, continued at Purdue, thence to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor) and the University of Northern Colorado (Associate, and Full Professor) from which she retired in 2000. In a career which spanned nearly forty years, she touched the lives of numerous students and gave many hours of service to her profession and its multitude of organizations.
After retiring, Sue became an active participant in the Estes Park community. She was an active supporter and “friend” of Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies; Member of the Estes Park Museum Friends and Library Foundation Boards; past president of the Woman’s Club; and involved in the leadership of her homeowner’s association. She served as an Estes Park Visitors Center Ambassador for many years.
Her wish is to have memorials made in her memory to the Estes Park Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund in place of flowers. These can be sent to the Estes Park Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund, In Memory of Sue Spooner, PO Box 507, Estes Park, CO 80517.