In Memoriam - Suzanne Paquette
As unbelievable as it is to so many of her dear friends, our dear
Suzanne Lawrence passed from our arms this past weekend. Her
lifelong friend Carol Lindberg put together this note below.
Dear VHS Classmates,
I’m sad to write that Suzanne Paquette Lawrence passed away,
July 30, 2010.
Recently, Suzanne hadn't been feeling like her energetic self. That
evening she lost consciousness and her grandson, Kyle,
called 911. Her heart stopped beating a few minutes after
arriving at the hospital. The doctor said that she died of
Suzanne was a historian, author, actor, and presenter, portraying
women of distinction in Ventura County’s history and women
of the Bible. She was a docent for the Museum of Ventura
County for twenty years and served our community by
educating students, County residents, and organizations
through her dramatizations of historical significance. Her
work with the Tortilla Flats Project, Focus on the Masters,
and the San Buenaventura Conservancy was important to her
and very beneficial to Ventura.
Her three children that survive her are Matthew Lawrence, Laurie
Ludwig, Gwendolyn Alley Sheridan - and of course, their
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Museum of
Ventura County at the above address. Please write “Research
Library” in the memo.
Here’s to a wonderful friend, who was accepting of all
people, generous with her talents, and a researcher