Suzie Stramel of Cedaredge died Aug. 6, 2017, from breast cancer at Porter Hospice Residence in Littleton. She was 62.
She was born July 31, 1955, in Dodge City, Kan., to Hilary and Mary Jane Stramel.
Ms. Stramel was a longtime resident of Delta County. She started the physical therapy department at Delta County Memorial Hospital and was a major contributor to the rehabilitation department at Horizons Care Center.
She enjoyed skiing, hiking, biking and the Colorado mountains. She also enjoyed shopping, going to movies, trying new restaurants and going to the dog park with her daughter and dogs.
She is survived by her daughter, Bridgette Stramel; her mother, Mary Jane Stramel; three brothers, Stanley, Rodney and Douglas; two sisters, Marlene and Shirley; and extended family.
Funeral services in Dodge City, Kan., and a celebration of life in Delta are pending.
The seventh annual Eckert Crane Days, the annual viewing of the sandhill cranes migrating north from New Mexico through Colorado's West Slope, will be March 16-18. Representatives from the Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BCAS) will be at the viewing site east of Eckert at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, to answer questions and provide binoculars and spotting scopes.