This was the obituary from the October 29, 2009 issue of the La Canada Valley Sun:
Susan E. Linberg
Susan Elizabeth Linberg, 55, passed away Thursday night, Oct. 22, in La Cañada Flintridge, ending a year-long struggle with brain cancer.
Sue was born April 1, 1954 in San Diego to Eugene and Monica Linberg; the middle child of three girls. She went to elementary school at St. Bede the Venerable, and completed La Cañada High School in three years. She received an associate’s degree in liberal arts followed by an associate’s degree in registered nursing from Pasadena City College. Her first nursing job was as an acute unit RN at Huntington Memorial Hospital. At the same time, she continued her studies and earned a bachelor’s degree in health sciences from Chapman University.
Sue’s life was dedicated to nursing. Her career included employment at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale Memorial Hospital, Sherman Oaks Hospital and finally the Surgical Eye Center, a job that she truly loved.
When she wasn’t nursing, she was enjoying life. Some favorite past times were dancing, going to the opera, shopping, attending the Renaissance Faire in costume, hiking, taking photos and generally spending time with her friends.
Sue is preceded in death by her father Eugene H. Linberg. She is survived by her mother, Monica Linberg, her two sisters, Jane Zikratch of Visalia, Jane’s husband Tom and son David; and Patricia Anttila of Wilmington Del.; husband Art and daughters Marlena and Ashley.
Viewing will take place Oct. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cabot & Sons, Pasadena. Funeral Mass will be Friday, Oct. 30, 2:30 p.m. at St. Bede Church in La Cañada. Interment private. Memorial donations may be made to the National Brain Tumor Society.
Sue was a great person and I was glad to have known her.