Sue A. Springer

Sue A. Springer
Date Of Birth: 11/27/1937
Date of Death: 05/19/2023

Sue’s outgoing personality and her love for life was recognized in every room she entered. We lost a companion, Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother.
She was born in Salem, OR on Nov. 27, 1937, to Austin and Elma Wilson. At the age of 12, Sue lost her father to a heart attack while he was hunting in Prairie City, OR. She graduated with honors from North Salem High School in 1955, and continued her education at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR. While going to college she was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega, and she worked summers at the Oregon State Mental Hospital where she met Jim Springer while he was there on funeral business. They married April 18th, 1958.
She completed her degree in Education in 1959 and started work at a grade school in the Salem area. Jim and Sue then moved to Portland where they decided they were ready to start a family. They had three children, Lisa (1960), Todd (1963), and John (1966). Sue dedicated her life to being a homemaker serving her family with love, joy, and kindness. Sue and Jim raised their family in Beaverton, OR where they owned Pegg, Paxson, and Springer Funeral Home from 1966-1983. They also had a farm where they raised Polled Herefords and were involved with the kids in 4-H and the Washington County Fair. For years Sue led Bible studies out of her home, she also started the Woman’s Bible Study at Powell Butte Christian Church in 1982 that it is still going to this day which is great since the pastor at the time told her “good luck keeping it going”. Upon Jim’s retirement Sue and the family moved to Powell Butte, OR where they ranched and continued to raise prized Polled Herefords. In 1993 they moved back to Beaverton, OR and developed Springwood, a 55 and older manufactured home park. In November of 2004, Jim passed away. Sue continued managing Springwood and spending time with kids and grandkids. Her entire life she shared her love for Jesus with others, found a way to make a connection with anyone, loved her family unconditionally, and never missed an opportunity to make memories with those she loved.
In 2011 she met Joe Myers, who was very dear to her all the way up into the end. Together they continued watching the grandkids in sports, 4-H, and Rodeo. Every winter Sue and Joe traveled Palm Desert, CA. They enjoyed going to the spa together, and when they got back to Beaverton they would hop into Sue’s blue ’56 Chevy and go to car shows.
Sue is survived by her companion; Joe Myers. Her children; Lisa (Bill) Forester, Todd (Andrea) Springer, and John (Dani) Springer. Grandchildren; Joe (Mary) Watson, Becky Neumann, Katy (Ryan) Kimball, Briana (Drew) Van Roekel, Mitchel (Maddy) Springer, and Gage Springer. And her great grandchildren; Stella, Eden, Nate, Kodee, Josie, Rosie, Gracie, and Ridge.
A private entombment was held at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery where Sue was placed next to Jim.
A Celebration of life will be held on Thursday, July 6th, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Beaverton Four Square. Where Rick Ellingson will Officiate.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Providence Portland Medical Foundation at

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  1. Sue-Ann Lee says:

    Blessed to have called Sue a friend over the past 52 years.
    My love and sympathy to Lisa, Todd and John and their families.

  2. Klaas & Lynn Ellerbrook says:

    Sue was a dear friend of ours for over 50 years. We are saddened of her passing. She was a wonderful, kind, and thoughtful person. Sue always had a smile to share with everyone she encountered. She will be missed by many, especially Joe, as well as her family.

  3. Al & Jan Young says:

    So sorry to hear f Sue’s passing. We knew Sue & Jim from Beaverton. Always pleasant to be around, she will be missed.

  4. Pat Gosselin says:

    Sue will be missed by all who knew her. My husband and I raised Polled Hereford cattle and met Sue and Jim at the County Fair. Sue was a member of the Oregon Hereford Women (Poll-ettes in the old days) and I served on the board with her. At one time we purchased a bull from Jim and Sue, and also visited them after they moved to Prineville. Sue always had a kind word and a ready smile. I shall miss her. May Lisa, Todd and John have found memories of their mother.

    Pat Gosselin

  5. Barbara Benjamin says:

    Sue was a dear friend. I will miss her sincere laugh and hugs. She cared deeply and always had time for a long phone conversation. I will miss her.

  6. Bill & Addy Hesse says:

    Sue was kind, happy and a hard working spouse and mom to her beautiful family. Bill and I enjoyed serving the Washington County Fair with Sue and Jim. It was a joy to be around Sue as she always had a beautiful smile and was willing to provide support for whatever task needed to be accomplished. Our deepest condolences to the entire family. We will miss Sue and thank Lisa, Todd and John for sharing their beloved Mom with us and the greater community.💜✝️💜💐

  7. Chuck Hinman says:

    John and Family,

    John, we worked together at the Greenwood Inn in Baeverton and we’ve lost touch since. I remember you and how close you were to your mom and family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  8. Christy Stahlman Dunn says:

    I have known Mrs. Springer (that’s what I always called her) since 1969 when her daughter Lisa and I were in 3rd grade together. Lisa and I became best friends in elementary school and I spent a lot of time at the Springers. I was a witness to the love Mrs. Springer had for her kids. I loved spending time at their house because there was always lots of love and laughter. I recently reconnected with her in late 2022 and I am so thankful we got to visit and talk about all the good times we had when Lisa and I were kids. I loved her and she will be so dearly missed by so many.

    I love you Mrs. Springer and I’m a better person because you were in my life. I am blessed.

    Lisa, Todd and John you are in my thoughts and prayers – your Mom was one of the great ones.


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