Suzanne Marie Yaw

On Thursday, July 30, 2020, Suzanne Marie Yaw, loving mother of two children and grandmother of six passed away at age 71.

Suzanne was born on March 13, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan, to Father, James Allen, and Mother, Venus Allen (Shoemaker). Suzanne raised two children, Kathleen Hale, (St. George, Utah) and Tina Kaiponen, (Port Orchard, WA). She worked on and off for years with the Corp of Engineers, in California and Washington. October 2, 1999, Suzanne married Donald A. Yaw. They lived in Central, Utah, but spent a lot of years on the road doing long haul truck driving.

Suzanne loved to make pies and cinnamon rolls with her friend Alice Fish. They became friends when they worked together at Walmart, in St. George, Utah. Suzanne learned to make pies and cinnamon rolls from her mother-in-law, Evalyn Yaw, who worked in the bakery at Veyo, Utah for several years. Suzanne enjoyed going to the Casino, in Mesquite, with her husband Donald Yaw and playing Keno. Suzanne also enjoyed Jigsaw Puzzles, chocolate candy, potato chips, and Hallmark movies. Suzanne love to laugh and tell stories about all her experiences throughout her life. Suzanne had a beautiful smile and could light up a room upon entering.

Suzanne is preceded in death by her husband Donald Yaw, (St. George, Utah), Suzanne’s father, James Allen (St. George, Utah), Suzanne’s mother, Venus Allen nee Shoemaker (Shelton, WA) and brother, David Allen (Shelton, WA).

Suzanne is survived by daughter, Kathleen Hale (St. George, Utah), Kathleen’s fiancé, Michael Cook (Michael was very close to Suzanne), Kathleen’s children Christopher, Mark, and Cody Hale.

Suzanne’s daughter, Tina Kaiponen, husband Rich Kaiponen (Port Orchard, WA). Tina’s children Mandy and Morgan Loomis, and Ryan Kaiponen.

Suzanne’s sister, Pennie Mac Donald (Suzanne lived with) in St. George, Utah.

Suzanne’s sister, Jan, husband Kirk Blymyer (Ivans, Utah), their children, Kimberly Protsman, Jimmie, Tony, Jason Blymyer, and Kristina Moreno.

Suzanne’s sister, Sandy Allen, (Sacramento, CA), Sandy’s children Bryan Westbrook and Angel Westbrook.

Suzannes’s sister, Nancy Maclin (Idaho), Nancy’s children Teresa Allen, Jonothan Allen and Mathew Maclin.

Suannes’s brother, Charles Allen (Barstow, CA), his children Michael, Brady, Rose, and Arron Allen.

Suzanne is also survived by Suzanne’s deceased brother, David Allen’s children, (WA State), Wendy Grondahl, Wendy’s husband Richard Grondahl, and Eric Allen.

A private memorial service will be held for her on August 19, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, Nevada.

Arrangements are under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. Please give condolences on her online guestbook at



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11 Responses

  1. Tina, We are so sorry for you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. She left you too soon but you have wonderful memories of her.

  2. Tina, I’m so sorry for your loss of your mother I know the grief and the changes in your life if it will take for you. Prayers to you and to Suzanne’s entire family bless you all!

  3. To Suzanne Marie Yaw precious family God bless you. Sue had such a beautiful loving soul and I love her laughter. It’s always so hard when we lose our loved ones. May you find peace in your heart and know that she is with you in spirit. God bless love and take care of yourself.
    Sending healing prayers.
    Love & light
    Diane Arnal

  4. My deepest sympathies to both of my niece’s for the loss of their loving mother Suzanne Marie Yaw, she will be greatly missed by all of our family. Suzanne was a very special sister to me, and I will miss her tremendously. Her thought-fullness, generousity, and wonderfully funny stories about all of her life experiences.

  5. Pennie, I am so sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. Loosing a sibling is not easy. Love and prayers to you and all your family

  6. My condolences to Tina and family!
    Suzanne was a very sweet and kind client of mine and a joy to work with. I’m surely going to miss her smile! Love to all 💕

  7. extremely sorry for your loss best wishes to the family, much love and respect Angel Florek ( Westbrook)

  8. Tina , so sorry for your loss.shes your Angel now watching over you.God be with you❤.Love you. .hang on to those good memories❤❤and your Mom rest in Peace.❤

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