In memory of
Suzanne Wickham Suzanne, "Suzie" Wickham, whose warm and generous spirit touched so many hearts in the Marin community, especially in her hometown of Mill Valley, passed away on March 7, 2021. The daughter of Louise and Jack Allen, Suzie grew up on Ryan Avenue, attending Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, Mill Valley Middle School, and Tamalpais High School, from which she graduated in 1979. It was love at first sight when she met Jim Wickham, her husband of 38 years, and little did she suspect then that he would become the mayor of Mill Valley in 2019, or that they would raise five children in the sheltering beauty of Mount Tamalpais. Where there were children, Suzie would be. Whether it was teaching dance to a generation of children at the Happy Feet Dance School, supporting young students at the Mount Tam School - or, later, at Edna McGuire - running the Snack Shack at Boyle Park, or grilling burgers at the annual carnival, Suzie was always a caring, playful, and radiant presence. She had a gift for creating a welcoming home and for making people feel at home, as her family and many friends will attest. Suzie never sought the limelight, yet she cast a special light of her own. She fought a quiet, valiant fight against her illness, participating in a cutting-edge cancer study at U.C.S.F., and choosing to believe in the strides, rather than the odds. She gave so much to everyone who crossed her path, and now she leaves this legacy: cherish family, celebrate friendships, and choose love and courage over fear. Suzie will be deeply missed by her husband, Jim; her five children, Sarah (Bevan Jones), Ashley (Jay Harry), Ryan (Kenya Curry), Scott (Ceren Turgut), and Lauren (available); her grandchildren, Sienna and Kaiden Jones, Kali Wickham and Sierra Harry; her sister, Doree Allen; her brother, John (Leslie) Allen; her Godmother, Mary Capurro; her nieces and nephews, Madison, Isabelle, Cory, Rhonda, Brian (Becky) and Paul; and her other dear family members, Stephanie Wickham-Witt, George Wickham, Anne Baxter, and Edith Lindstrom. A celebration of Suzanne's life will take place sometime in the summer when we can gather together again. Memorial gifts may be made to: UCSF Foundation, PO Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145; or online at: https://giving.ucsf.edu/honor-memorial . Please indicate the gift is in memory of Suzanne Wickham, to benefit breast cancer research under the direction of Dr. Michelle Melisko.
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