In Memory

Sue Arnold - Class Of 1964

Sue died in a house fire on March 29, 1985 in Niceville, Florida.  She was residing there with her husband and her two children from a previous marriage.  Sue was 38 years old.

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08/25/10 11:35 AM #1    

Ed Heinricks Case (Ed Case) (1962)

Sue was a blonde and blondes scared me.  But with urging from my friend Darrell Coleman, I called her up and asked her to the prom.  She said yes.  I remember she was stunning in her gown. 

Both she and her brother Larry were good people to know. 



04/19/12 05:33 PM #2    

Yvonne Heinricks (Alexander) (1964)

Sue attended Zama only our freshman year, but she and I were so close that we corresponded for three years, and after graduation, I went to stay with her on the Monterey Peninsula in California. I couldn't find a job, so I set out for San Francisco and made my home there.

Sue began a career as a flight attendant for United Airlines around 1966. Her first assignment was Coral Gables, Florida. Sue and I stayed in touch, got married and each had a son and daughter about the same time. She married Jon Rand, Zama class of 1963. Her daughter is Tristan, her son Sean. She was my attendant at my wedding, and I was her attendant too.

We were close for about 20 years, and then our lives parted. She divorced Jon, moved to Florida to be near her mother, and re-married a dentist, for whom she had worked.

Sometime in the 80s my brother Ed told me about Sue's death. I don't know when she died, but I think it was in Florida, where she lived. Jon took the two children with him to California. (He had remarried.) I wanted to contact Jon to see how the children were doing, but I didn't feel I could handle the emotions. Now Jon too has passed.

Some day I will try to track down Sue's older brother, Larry Arnold, and find out details. My memories of Sue are some of the most precious I have. She had a wonderful sense of humor and a rare tenderness. But she lacked the inner strength to overcome her demons.

Yvonne (Heinricks) Alexander

"Winnie Weedstraw"




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