Emily Suzanne Fosson, 81, of Frankston, Texas, passed away on July 5, 2023 after a short illness. Her husband of 63 years, Larry, was by her side at the time she passed.
Suzanne was born on October 20, 1941 in Sweetwater, Texas to Ross Doyle and Mary Francis (Patton) Davis. Two days after graduation from Sweetwater High School, she married Larry Fosson. She had two children, Lori Suzanne and Russell Charles.
Suzanne was a homemaker until they moved to Ely, Nevada. There she worked for the City of Ely and the White Pine County School District in the district office. She was a Girl Scout leader and the Neighborhood Chairman for the Girl Scouts of White Pine County.
The family moved to Bethel, Alaska, where Suzanne was the secretary for the Bethel Regional High School Dormitory. In addition to her secretarial duties, she provided first-aid, hugs and mom-counseling to the sixty-plus high school students living away from home to attend school. After relocating to Cordova, Alaska, she was the office secretary for Cordova Junior-Senior High School and later the office manager and loan officer for the Alaska Commercial Fishing and Agriculture Bank. In Juneau, Alaska, Suzanne worked for the U.S. Department of Fish and Game. When she and Larry were approaching retirement, they decided to move back to the Lower 48 to Elko, Nevada. While in Elko, she worked for Barrick Gold’s Cortez Mine, traveling the 168-mile round trip each day.
Suzanne was multi-talented. She was able to find enjoyable and challenging jobs each time Larry’s job required a relocation. An avid reader, she always had a book nearby. She was a brilliant seamstress, well versed in crocheting and knitting, and an excellent cook and baker. Her pies were highly sought after in community events and bake sales.
Suzanne loved to travel. Upon retirement, the couple put their household goods in storage and purchased a motor home. They traveled the United States for thirty years, from Texas to the Oregon and Washington Coast and from Appalachia to Florida and all points in between. She was the navigator and planned their trips around favorite beaches, parks and restaurants. She especially enjoyed the Oregon Coast. A walk on the beach always produced interesting shells and rocks. Favorite wild blackberry patches were visited each year with the harvest frozen and shared with family and friends.
Suzanne was predeceased by father Ross Doyle Davis, Sr. who died in 1968, mother Mary Francis (Patton) Davis who died in 1983, brother Ross Doyle Davis, Jr. who died in 1980 and her son Russell Charles who died in 1968.
She is survived by husband Larry Fosson, daughter Lori (Randy) Drew, grandson Ryan (Brittany Barnes) Drew, granddaughter Savannah (Michael) Evans and great-grandson Rhett Evans.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at the Ely City Cemetery in Ely, Nevada.