Susan Louise Rackley

Nov 19, 1951 - May 11, 2011


This amazing woman, Susan Louise Rackley, was born November 19, 1951 in Manawa, Wisconsin. Her spirit of adventure brought her to California where she started her nursing career in 1972. Nursing was her passion and she touched many lives. Suzie married the love of her life, Horace in 1978 and had two beautiful children, Cinnamon and Martha. As she joins the Lord in heaven, she leaves behind her husband, two daughters, one granddaughter, Susan Mele and one grandchild on the way; she also leaves two son-in-laws, Viliami Tuivai and Larry T. Cook; two sisters and three brothers, Harvey Miller, Paul Miller, Joyce Bauer, Sally Miller, Fred Miller, Loretta Miller and their spouses, several brothers and sisters in law. She also leaves a loving stepmother, Lucille Miller; 19 nieces and nephews, a host of great nephews and nieces; and many other loved family and friends. She enjoyed and appreciated the simple pleasures of time spent with family. Family was her everything. Suzie has touched so many lives and will be missed every second of every day, but we know we can always look to the clouds and see her smiling upon us.

The celebration of her life will begin on Monday, May 16th with a visitation from 4pm- 8pm at East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park and Mortuary, located at 9189 E. Stockton Blvd. Elk Grove, CA 95624.

In addition, her funeral will be held on Tuesday, May 17th at 10am at East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park Chapel with a burial immediately following at Hilltop Cemetery.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary
9189 E. Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA
US 95624


  • Kathy, Gene, and Derek Kempf says:

    Kris, Fred, Jordan and Paige have shared such wondereful memories with us. Such a wonderful and caring person will certainly be missed. Hold on to those precious memories. God Bless. Gene, Kathy , and Derek Kempf

  • Kathleen Stubblefield says:

    Susie: I remember when you came to visit us in Oshkosh and we tied streamers on the bikes and rode up and down the street to let everyone know you were there visiting. There was always a time for a parade! Then you came to visit me in California (LA) and we danced at concerts, wore flowers in our hair and let everyone know you were there. Then we grew up and you became a nurse, wife, mother and friend. We all felt your presence and we all knew you were there! Love you and miss you but I will always know you will be right here in my heart, mind and spirit. Kathy

  • Tashiana Jackson says:

    Sending my love to your family. Love the Jacksons

  • Janet Abraham (Kris Miller's mom) says:

    I will always treasure the memories I have of our visit to your home in 1986 when my husband and I took all our “kids” (including Fred and Kris) to California for the first time. Susan and Horace took time to entertain us, show us their state capitol, and give us great suggestions as we planned the rest of our California trip. Their kindness and hospitality will always be remembered. Although I was together with Susan on only a few occasious, I always enjoyed hearing about the times the Miller family spent with her and her family. I know how precious those times were to them and how greatly they will miss her. May you find strength, peace and comfort in your memories and in the knowledge of Christ’s never-ending love. May He keep you in his care and guide you through this time of sorrow.

  • Debbie Farris says:

    I remember Susan, Horace, Cinammon and Martha so well. My daughters Maren and Erika shared the same babysitters from about 1981 until? We always thought it so interesting that our kids spent so much time with a loving filipino family (name escapes me now) and Maren and Cinnamon even participated in a celebration with fancy dresses and spectacle. I’m happy that Maren and Cinammon are re-connected but sad that Susie is gone. She is fondly remembered. Debbie Dyste Farris

  • Maren Farris says:

    My thoughts are with Cinnamon, my very first friend, and Martha and Horace, all of whom – along with Susan – were integral parts to my first years of life. Yours, Maren

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