Susan Patricia Wilkins

December 16, 1951 - September 17, 2021
Susan Patricia Wilkins

Susan Patricia Wilkins exited this world on September 17, 2021 in her gentle and quiet wayafter heroic resistance of a relentless esophageal cancer. She was 69 years old.

Though she died in Salt Lake City, Utah, Susan was born in Queens, New York on December 16, 1951 to Wilbur Lindner and Cecilia Eleanor (de Boves) Lindner. She met the love of her life Ronald Wilkins as a teenager in New York, with whom she celebrated 51 years of marriage before her passing

She and her young family moved with their first daughter to California, where her three other children were later born. Susan dedicated herself to caring for her family and supporting her husband in his HVAC business

Susan completed a Bachelor of Arts degree as a busy mom of four. She began her career as a medical transcriptionist in Yuba City, California and then a medical assistant at the same orthopedic practice. Susan and her husband moved to beautiful Hamilton, Montana as empty nesters. There she worked in Senior Administration as Director of Physician Relationsat Marcus Daly Hospital. Moving to Montana allowed Susan to fulfill her dreams of tending chickens, miniature horses, and her beloved Yorkshire Terriers.

She leaves a rich legacy of love and family all of whom are dedicated to keeping her memory alive.

She is preceded in death by her parents Wilbur and Cecilia (de Boves) Lindner and her aunt Rita Bochow who was like a second mother to her and her uncle Jack de Boves. She is survived by her brother William Lindner (Carmelita Lindner), her nieces Lynn Torres andLaura Lindner (John Sheets) and Laura’s mother Rhoda Lindnerhusband Ronald Wilkins, her children Vicki Wilkins (Chris Bartlett), Sandie Wilkins, Ron Wilkins (Emily Adams), and Elizabeth Litsas, and nine grandchildren Savannah Drown (Corbin Ney), Samuel Drown, Juliana Drown, Jonah LitsasMyleigh Litsas, Cecilia Bartlett, Magnolia (Maisie) Bartlett, Theodore Bartlett, and Francisca (Frankie) Bartlett.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 East South Temple, Salt Lake City at noon on Thursday, September 23, 2021 with graveside services at Mt. Cavalry Catholic Cemetery to follow.