Official Obituary of

Susan "Sue" Marie Whitney

November 20, 1948 ~ February 24, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Susan "Sue" Whitney Obituary

Susan “Sue” Marie Whitney passed away on February 24, 2024, at her home, surrounded by her family.

Susan was born on November 20, 1948, in Missoula, MT, to Tracey E. and Wanda West Dawson. Her father’s employment took the family to several towns, and they settled in Deer Lodge in 1960. Susan attended school at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Powell County High School, graduating in 1966.

Susan married William L. Whitney on May 25, 1973, in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. Sue and Bill fostered 67 children over 29 years.  She was the administrator at Renaissance Assisted Living Home, retiring in August of 2018.

Sue is survived by her husband William L. Whitney, daughers; Casi Harris (Scott), Sherry Whitney (Joe), and Krissy O’Hare (Kevin), son Cody Murray, grandchildren; Korri Jo, Kordell, Maygen, Natalie, Jackson, Brecken, and Sylvia, great-grandchildren; Aspen, Kazen and Karter, sister-in-law Sue Dawson, niece Kelly Leaver, and nephews; Tracey Dawson and Trace Dawson.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents, sister Traci Stevens, brother Charles Dawson, stepfather Clifford Perkins, and grandson Aden Whitney.

There will be a potluck gathering at St. James Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 307 Cottonwood Ave., Deer Lodge, MT, on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 4 p.m. Please bring your favorite dish and story to share with family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the St. James Cancer Center, 400 S. Clark St., Butte, MT 59701.

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Potluck Memorial Gathering
February 29, 2024

4:00 PM
St. James Episcopal Church Parish Hall
307 Cottonwood Ave.
Deer Lodge, MT 59722


St. James Cancer Center
400 Clark St., Butte MT 59701


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