Jackson resident Suzanne “Sue” Salzmann died peacefully Dec. 27 with family at her side. She was 89.
She was born Dec. 8, 1931, in Davenport, Iowa, to David Nelson Richardson and Marion Keith Richardson.
Suzanne was an active person who loved the Jackson area, be it winter or summer. She would tell the story of her first time to Jackson back in the early 1940s. She was a young girl visiting the area with her family while staying the night at the new Wort Hotel. From her room she could hear all the noises coming from the main floor of the hotel.
She graduated from Davenport High School Class of 1950. She loved to ski in the winter, and that led her to attend college in Denver.
Sue spent most of her life in the western regions of the United States but decided in the late 1970s that Jackson would be her home.
She was a volunteer who was involved with many organizations such as the Jackson Homemakers, singing with the Jackson Hole Chorale and St. John’s Hospital Auxiliary. Sue was also a member of the National Society of the Colonia Dames of America and a chapter member of the P.E.O. Her love of singing also kept her busy at the St. John’s Episcopal Church choir and Alter Guild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Dick” R. Salzmann. Sue is survived by her son Donald S. Perkins and daughter Sarah Coleman, grandchildren Sean Coleman and Katelyn Coleman.
The family held a private service.
With our deepest gratitude for your kindness, in lieu of flowers please donate in Sue’s honor to St. John’s Episcopal Church or St. John’s Hospital Auxiliary. Due to COVID-19 concerns a celebration of her life will be announced at a later date.