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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Susan Valerie Herness
September 29, 1951 - March 6, 2020

Residence: Texas, formerly of Culbertson, MT

Susan Valerie Herness was born September 29, 1951 in Culbertson, Montana and passed away in Presidio, Texas on March 6, 2020. She was the oldest of five daughters born to Plenny and Evelyn Herness and raised on the family farm south of Culbertson. Her hobbies as a kid were dressing up her sisters, doing their hair, and making them listen to various records from the “4 Seasons” to “Elvis”.

Sue attended middle school at Cherry Creek School until eventually heading to the “big” city of Culbertson for high school. There she participated in cheerleading, choir and was the princess at prom in 1968. Following high school, Sue attended Beauty College and was a hair stylist for over 30 years. Living in various towns, meeting lots of new clients that became lifelong friends.
Sue was a wonderful cook, baker and made the best coffee. When she was in Plentywood she did a Champagne Brunch at The Golden Wheel. She made fresh pastries and breads and everything else needed for a brunch. It was a huge success and people came from everywhere.

Sue had four beautiful children, Stefanie Dosch, Jeremy Timm, Tanner Smith and Chance Chandler. Mom always was a great cook and was never seen without a cup of coffee! She had an infectious laugh and made sure her children had a relationship with the Lord.

In her later years, Sue spent spreading God’s word to many people. Her faith was undeniable, she traveled to multiple states, meeting new friends and spreading her faith everywhere she went. Sue bought her hacienda near Joseph City, AZ and began to be self-sufficient. She raised a garden, chickens and goats, did her own fencing, put up solar panels and dug a water well. Sue helped many people who were sick or lost by praying for them and with them. There was always a sense of peace after spending time with her. She had her calling!

She is survived by her children, Stefanie (Dalton) Dosch, Jeremy (Jamie) Timm, Tanner (Heather) Smith, and Chance (Michelle) Chandler; grandchildren, Erica Aakre, Grace Timm, Sophia Timm, Emma Timm, Kanin Smith, Blythe Chandler, Rowyn Chandler and two more on the way; great grandchildren, Declan Nicholson and Asher Nicholson; sisters, Toni Pahl, Julie (Ted Williams) and Vicky Herness; nephews and nieces, Peter Pahl, Abby Sherman, Brent Meissel, Brenda Vershoot, James Meissel, Amy Hayden, Mike Meissel, Nick Williams and Dessie Peterson.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents; parents, Plenny and Evelyn Herness; sister, Faye Meissel; nephew, Joey Pahl and brother-in-law Art Pahl.

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Kathleen Lambert (Livingston, MT)
Mar 10, 2020
There is an absolute hole in my heart that had her name on it - how I loved that girl. Her smile, her laughter, her friendship and her sorrows. We shared all that and more. Let the angels take care of you Susan.
Martha Krueger
Mar 11, 2020
Just loved Sue!! So many good memories! I'm saddened to know of her passing, but so happy I knew her! To her family, please know you are in my prayers; sending you love and healing light.
Greta Olson (Wasilla, AK)
Mar 15, 2020
I met Susan when she lived in Alaska. Pennie Muth introduced me to her. Susan loved to pray for everyone she knew. She loved Jesus and she loved her children, grandchildren, Rich and Shirley and all of her many close friends. If you knew her, she was praying for you. She loved you all and, of course, we all know how much she loved the Lord Jesus Christ. Susan must be having so much fun in HEAVEN. Thank you everybody who loved Susan on this earth. May all of your lives be blessed. May all of Susan's prayers for all you come to pass....in Jesus' name....Amen..
Violet E Tharp (Sidney, Montana)
Mar 16, 2020
Thoughts and prayers are with the family. Sue used to come to Penneys several times with her mother. I forgot Faye Meissel was her sister.
Vicki Finnicum (Butte, MT)
Mar 16, 2020
I have so many wonderful memories of Sue. She lived with us for awhile in Plentywood. She always had a smile that made everyone happy. I will always cherish these great memories.
Tammie McCormick (Culbertson, Mt)
Mar 16, 2020
I am truely sorry for your families’ loss! Sue was an absolute sweetheart I can still hear her laugh! Keep you all in my thoughts & prayers!!
Sheila Flakne Reuter (Plentywood, MT)
Mar 17, 2020
Tanner, I’m sorry for loss of your mother. I’m sure this is hard for you and your family since you recently lost your father not that long ago. You know that God has taken both of them home. Take care until you see them again. Sheila
Chole Crosby Butler (Sidney, MT)
Mar 17, 2020
I am very sorry for your loss. Sue was a very special person. May Our Lord continue to give you comfort in your journey here on earth. God Bless.
Kris Svangstu (Crosby, ND)
Mar 17, 2020
Sue and I went to Beauty School in Williston, what a sweetheart we had fun times and lots of laughs. We connected a few times over the years and yes I loved her. My sincere sympathy. XO
Jack and Lynn Tuell (Billings, MT)
Mar 17, 2020
Our Prayers go out to the Family of Susan. Jeremy- we love you and know the loss of a mother is very hard. We didn't get to know her very well, but she was always very kind and gracious to us. Our Love and Prayers- Jack and Lynn Tuell
Roxann Smith (Brockton, MT)
Mar 17, 2020
Sue was more than a hairdresser to me. She was a friend. We prayed together and cried together. Sending prayers for all of her families. She was a treasure. Her message was always to share your love.....
Suzanne M Smith (Lewiston, Id)
Mar 17, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Susan will be in my memory for her many prayers for us Greufe girls.
kelley pahl (hayden, Idaho )
Mar 17, 2020
May our Lords face be shining upon you right now and forever Susan Godbless you and you and your family are in our prayers.
The Pahl family
Gary Rabbe (Fargo, N.D.)
Mar 18, 2020
My wife Debra Collings, who passed away July 2018 was a friend of Susan's in Culbertson during school years there. I knew Susan through Debra. My deepest condolences to the family.
Diane Larsen (WHITEHALL, Montana)
Mar 18, 2020
Sending my deepest sympathy all.
Abby Sherman (Phoenix, AZ)
Mar 19, 2020
We will miss Aunt Susan's sweet and gentle spirit. Always so kind and thoughtful. Her love for her family, friends and the Lord shined through her life. We love you!!
Rich and Shirley Clement (Presidio, Texas)
Mar 19, 2020
Our prayers, hearts & love are with you all today & the days to come.
We miss you, beautiful God-Gift sister, but we know you are finally dancing with Jesus...this is not goodbye, but see you later!
Diane Zoanni Richardson (Happy Valley, Oregon)
Mar 20, 2020
So sorry to hear of Susan’s passing! So many memories at Cherry Creek school....Susan would bring her records to school and we would dance at recess time. I remember sleepovers where we would dress up as cheerleaders and practice our cheers. My heartfelt condolences to all of Susan’s family...thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ted Pate (Winslow, AZ)
Mar 23, 2020
So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I had the pleasure of knowing Susan and seeing her place north of Joseph City. May the love of God surround you with His peace and comfort during this time.
Robert & Debbie Smith (Winslow, AZ)
Mar 24, 2020
Susan was a special person in our life. She was like a sister to Debbie because she was easy to talk to and listen to her needs and prayers. She will be remembered always.
Elizabeth & Bill Petreman (Winslow, AZ)
Mar 24, 2020
Bill and I met Susan at First Baptist Church. When we found out we shared the same birth date and she was just 1 year older than me. I was ecstatic! I finally have an older sister!
Her love for our Lord just beamed from her no matter what she was going through! She was a strong, faithful example for both of us. Bill and I visited her at her place North of Joseph City on the reservation. She was a very self sustaining and amazing daughter of Yahweh! His Peace was felt anytime you were around her.
As her family travels a new journey, remember always, you still have her love in your heart! No one can ever take that from you. Your memories are precious - hold onto them. When it gets to be more than you think you can bare cling to Your Heavenly Father! Prayers for Susan's entire family!
Denise Strand Stambaugh (Mancelona , Mi)
Mar 29, 2020
Vickie,
I’m so sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. Hope you are doing okay. May Gods grace help you heal through this trying time.
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