Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA

Suzanne May Gadbois

Suzanne May Gadbois

Monday, March 24th, 2003

Suzanne M. Fortin Gadbois, a lifetime resident of Mount Vernon died unexpectedly Monday, March 24, 2003.
She was born on January 10, 1947 to Nap and Marintha Fortin, she graduated from Mount Vernon High School and married Larry Gadbois.
They made their home in the Clear Lake area where they raised 5 children and ran a custom meat operation for 23 years. Farming was also a large part of her life and she enjoyed driving tractors.
In the early 90’s she began a career as a rural postal carrier in the Mount Vernon Post Office and was relocated to the Burlington office.
Suzanne loved animals, horseback riding, fishing and camping, however, nothing gave her more pleasure that her family. She was very proud of her children and loved their friends as her own, choosing to be a second Mom to many. Her employees never remained that for long, they became family. She was a loving woman full of strength, grace and faith and will be missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents Nap Fortin and Marintha Peabody, father and mother in-law Arthur and Gean Gadbois, sister in-law Carrol Gadbois, step brothers Van and Andrew Peabody and grandson Jeffrey Moffet.
She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Larry Gadbois, her step father Dwight Peabody, children MarySue and Kyle Moffet, Tami and Tony Swanson, Rena Eagleburger and Rob Prokos, Julie Gadbois and Nathan Gadbois. Her grandchildren Amber Moffet, Dalton Swanson, Victoria and Carroline Eagleburger, and Taylor Prokos, step-brother Tim Peabody, step-sister Eve Peabody, brother and sister-in-law Darrel and Jan Gadbois, nephews Dennis and Dale Gadbois, niece Laura Hull, their children and numerous surrogate daughters and sons.
Memorials are suggested to the Clear Lake Fire Department, PO Box 186, Clear Lake, WA 98235.
Memorial Services are being held Saturday, March 29, 2003 at 4:30 PM at the Community Covenant Church, 12605 Hwy 9, Clear Lake, WA.
Cremation arrangements under direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.
Share thoughts and memories of Suzanne and sign the online guest register at www.lemleychapel.com


  • Greg Connell

    My short time with the Gadbois was filled with life and work. I attended Skagit Valley College for 2 years 1980 thru 1982. I worked for Larry and Sue cleaning the shop. Almost always Sue invited me to dinner, always served good stuff and of course iced tea. I do not know what it was about Sue that made me feel so welcome and part of their family but I was given that by her and will never forget her. Bless her, and her family for helping me get through college and life as a single young man alone those many years ago.