Obituary: Janet ‘Suzie’ Boulden July 29, 2015

Janet “Suzie” Boulden, born March 28, 1947, died peacefully at her home July 29, 2015. Her untimely death was a result of terminal cancer.
Suzie was preceded in death by her Father, Hogul; Mother, Juanita; Sisters, Charlene and Sheri; and Grandson, Logan Collins. She is survived by daughters, Tonya Collins of White Rock, NM and Susan Dukat of Larkspur, CO; Stepson Steven Boulden of Carlsbad, NM; and Life Partner, Delbert Pederson of Los Alamos, NM, as well as a large extended family and many loving grandchildren.
Suzie, through perseverance and stint of hard work, established and operated for 35 years her home based dog grooming business which grew into a Los Alamos “institution” among dog owners, many of whom became close friends as well as loyal customers.
In 2002, Suzie added a new chapter to her life by becoming a professional Tax Preparer for H&R Block and became in this endeavor, highly respected by peers and clients for her competency, knowledge and work ethic.
Among her many interests and talents was a love of slow pitch softball. Not only playing but sponsoring a many times winning team in local league play. She also became passionate about scrapbooking and making her own greeting cards.
Sharing this passion with her daughters, the 3 spending the occasional 48 hour all-nighter weekend scrapbooking, girl talk and junk food. This was her definition of a good time.
Suzie was practical, hardworking and had her feet planted very firmly on the ground. A good woman, a good Mother, Grandmother and friend who will be long remembered and sorely missed by many.
We love you Suzie, thank you for sharing your life with us.
Grave side service to be held for 1 p.m. August 8, at Guaje Pines Cemetery in Los Alamos.
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