Monday, July 21, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Suzanne Mattson Hagstrom

By
From page A2 | January 08, 2014 |

SuzanneHagstrom

May 1, 1944 — Dec. 27, 2013

Suzanne Mattson Hagstrom, 69, of Placerville, Calif., formerly of San Jose and Alamo, Calif., passed away at home on Dec. 27, 2013, after a short, valiant battle with a rare, aggressive form of cancer. She touched many lives as a loving wife and mother, talented teacher, homemaker, dog-lover and friend to so many who will miss her dearly. We know she is now at peace and at home with her Lord.

Suzanne was born in Oakland, Calif., to Sanford and Mozelle (Hatton) Mattson. She graduated from San Ramon High School in 1962, where she sang in the school and a cappella choirs. She attended Diablo Valley College, then earned a degree in English from San Jose State University, and went on to complete her Elementary Education teaching credential. She enjoyed teaching second- through fourth-grades at Laneview Elementary School in San Jose for more than 25 years, where she made a difference in the lives of her many students. The friends she made when she was teaching continued to be close friends the rest of her life.

Suzanne met the love of her life, Wesley Hagstrom, in Lake Tahoe and they were united in marriage on Nov. 27, 1971. They welcomed Kara in 1975 and John in 1977 to their family in San Jose, Calif., where they lived until moving to their current home in Placerville in 1997. Throughout her life, Suzanne enjoyed spending time with her family, playing with her dogs, gardening, traveling, studying the Bible, singing, reading and spending summers and weekends with her family at Lake Tahoe. She was a member of Cold Springs Community Church in Placerville, where she enjoyed supporting a variety of church activities.

Suzanne was known for her dedication to her family and was a devoted Christian. She was an inspiration to all in how she handled multiple adversities with unfaltering perseverance, including dealing with her daughter’s disability and her ongoing struggle with multiple sclerosis, which added to the complications of her recent illness. She is survived by her husband, Wesley Hagstrom; her son, John; her daughter, Kara; her brother, Rex (Kay) Mattson; and the many friends and relatives who will miss her always-present smile. She was preceded in death by her parents.

For those who are interested, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made in Suzanne’s name to Cold Springs Community Church, 2600 Cold Springs Road, Placerville, CA 95667, or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Northern California Chapter, 1700 Owens Street, Suite 190, San Francisco, CA 94158.

A celebration of Suzanne’s life and private family burial services have been held. Condolences may be left for the family at greenvalleymortuary.com.

Comments

comments

.

News

Stay connected through sheriff

By El Dorado County Sheriff's Office | From Page: B1

 
EDH community unites to patch up historic barn

By Mike Roberts | From Page: A1 | Gallery

P’ville hires Camino superintendent

By News Release | From Page: B1

 
Bird tests positive for West Nile

By Ross Branch | From Page: A1

Heard over the back fence: Public swim times announced

By Bob Billingsley | From Page: B1

 
IRS unveils Taxpayer Bill of Rights

By News Release | From Page: B1

 
Highway 50 collision fatal

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1

County gets partial refund on promotional event

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A3

 
Jeepers expo Wednesday in Georgetown

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A3

Help SWR with squirrel babies

By Sierra Wildlife Rescue | From Page: A9

 
.

Opinion

The rural life: Save the day: Neuter and spay

By Jennifer Forsberg Meyer | From Page: A4

 
Different place, different priorities

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

California rambling: Giving cities a pass

By John Poimiroo | From Page: A4 | Gallery

 
.

Letters

A thank you note

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
Prada belongs in Berkeley

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Ready for Hillary?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 2 Comments

 
Fukushima

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Diamond Springs Firefighters Union is corrupt

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
100+ years and thanks

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

.

Sports

Valley View Sports Park

By Julie Samrick | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Under the Scoreboard: July 20, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

Schedule: July 21-26

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

 
Becker slips by in wild KWS finish

By Gary Thomas | From Page: A6

Sports Scene: July 20, 2014

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A6

 
Roundup: July 20, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

Season over for Post 119

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Sophia Barden wins strut title

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A7

.

Prospecting

How to safely help a horse

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Railroad Museum offers a fun ‘History Happy Hour’

By California State Railroad Museum | From Page: B4

 
As we were: Money for home repairs

By Ken Deibert | From Page: B4

Kids parade for free admission to the fair

By Amador County Fair | From Page: B10

 
Volunteer kitchen help needed in EDH

By Health and Human Services Agency | From Page: B10

 
Marshall Medical Center to host day of fitness and fun

By Marshall Medical | From Page: B10

.

Essentials

Crime Log: July 6-8

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
.

Obituaries

Betty Ellene Hock

By Contributor | From Page: A2Comments are off for this post

 
Douglas J. Beam

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Arthur J. Funston

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Jerry Grant Young Jr.

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Kathryn Noreen Nolan

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
.

Real Estate

.

Comics

Horoscope, Monday, July 21, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Sukodu

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A8

New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
American Profile Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Horoscope, Tuesday, July 22, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8