February 18, 1962 - March 29, 2021
Susan Charles Susan Charles passed away unexpectedly on March 29, 2021. She was a Truckee resident for over 30 years. She was born in San Francisco, CA on February 18, 1962. The second daughter of Abbott and Joyce Russell Charles, she spent her entire life in Northern California, growing up in Oakland and attending the University of California at Berkeley. From the very beginning she was known for her friendly, outgoing, adventurous spirit, gathering up multitudes of friends and pet animals along the way. As a young teen, she spent almost every day riding her horse Clancy on trails in the wooded hills of Oakland. Always outdoorsy and athletic, she took up ski racing when she reached high school, competing in Far West League and as a top racer for Skyline High School. She earned her degree from CAL in 1985, majoring in Physical Education/Recreation. Immediately after graduating, she was hired by the city of Susanville as Parks and Recreation Supervisor. She moved to Truckee in 1990 and remained. Susan loved many things, but her greatest joy came from her daughters and their passions and triumphs. She was a vocal and enthusiastic spectator at their sporting events, passing out pom-poms and homemade banners to other Truckee HS Wolverine fans. Susan loved skiing, hiking, paddleboarding and jumping into Donner lake. She was a physically strong person with a gentle, sensitive heart. She was funny and witty and quick with a smile and a laugh. She loved big, and always strived to make connections with others. She saw the best in people and focused on the positive. She had her struggles, yet her dark times were always followed by periods of health and hope, especially in the hearts and minds of the many people who tried to help her along the way. She leaves behind her beloved daughters Elizabeth Zimmerman, Alexandra and Stephanie Randall, her sister Melissa Coupin and many friends and family who loved her dearly. For information regarding a celebration of life, please contact a family member.
Susan Charles Susan Charles passed away unexpectedly on March 29, 2021. She was a Truckee resident for over 30 years. She was born in San Francisco, CA on February 18, 1962. The second daughter of Abbott and Joyce Russell Charles, she spent... View Obituary & Service Information
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