In Memory

Suzanne Hickam (Hoefel)

Suzanne Hickam (Hoefel)

Hoefel, Suzanne E.
Suzanne Edna Hoefel, 62, born December 10, 1953 in Albuquerque, NM passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on April 20, 2016, in Albuquerque, NM. Suzanne is survived by her brother Charles Hickam and wife Patty Shuman; Mother-in-Law, Theresa Hoefel; son, Zachary and wife LeeAnn and grandchildren Elena and Mason; son, Dustin and wife Kelsey and grandson Colby.
She was preceded in death by her husband Dave Hoefel; father Ray Hickam and mother Edna Hickam.
She was the best daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Suzanne worked as a Speech Language Pathologist for over 20 years and touched many lives not only with her professional knowledge but also by her kind and patient love for her students. She was on a plane traveling the world whenever she had the chance and her golf clubs were always packed. Her green thumb will forever be envied as her grass was green all year round and her flower gardens were a reflection of her spirit, beautiful. She loved her family and friends and never met a stranger. Her home was open to all and her hospitality, laughter and biscuits and gravy were world renown. Her grandkids were the light of her life and spending as much time with them was her priority.
Memorial service will be held at St. Stephens United Methodist Church, 4601 Juan Tabo Blvd., NE, on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 10:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to The Folds of Honor, 5800 N. Patriot Drive, Owasso, OK, 74055, a foundation that gives scholarships to children and spouses of lost or wounded service men and women. 

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04/25/16 06:33 AM #1    

Melissa Menke (Males)

Prayers for the entire family.  I so remeber her love for golf in high school.RIP


04/25/16 07:37 AM #2    

Paul Hoffman

A sweet spirit with love of life. Prayers for the family. Suzanne will be remembered by all of us so fortunate to have known her and touched by her kindness..

04/25/16 10:11 AM #3    

Linda Whitener (Winn)

May she rest in peace. Many prayers for the famiy and friends.

04/25/16 10:42 AM #4    

Kristina Sly (Linton)

She was one of the brightest, most energetic people I remember at MHS.  I learned about powder puff football from her and how she loved the pep teams.  She will be so missed by all of her family and the world around her.

Kris Sly Linton

04/25/16 02:01 PM #5    

Cynthia Allen (Martinelli)

Suzanne was my bestfriend and we were always together.  Such a huge hole in my heart.  Definitely one of a kind.  She will be greatly missed by so many.

04/25/16 04:56 PM #6    

Karen Smith (Mann)

Suzanne was a good friend since Hawthorne Elementary School.  Being from the east mountains, she was my buddy near the elementary school should there be an emergency that would have evacuated the school.  Remember, this was around the Cuba missile crisis.  Those days of Camp Fire Girls.  May she rest in peace and prayes with the family.

04/25/16 10:18 PM #7    

Joseph (Steve) Montoya

For me, Suzanne is frozen in time…it is always 1971 and there is Suzanne.…the sweet, positive, and energetic person who could in a flash, favor you with one of her iridescent smiles.

As I recall, she was class Historian. She took her responsibilities quite seriously and yet had the gentleness of spirit to laugh-off the playfull ribbing she took for it. 

We did not cross paths after high school but I am certain that in the intervening years her loved ones were able to witness first hand the admirable qualities she possessed. Their loss must be heavy.  My thoughts and condolences go out to them  



04/27/16 07:36 AM #8    

Kathleen (Kit) Wells (Davis-Taylor)

I have treasured memories of Suzanne Hickam (Hoefel) from high school, especially in PEP Club!!  She was a light of kindness and beacon of joy!  She understood the deep meaning of life, love and laughter. Such a blessing to have been on the receiving end of her unconditional friendship!  What a beautiful and gentle soul!

Prayers of love and comfort to her family and close friends. God bless you through your precious memories of your Mom, Grandma, sister, and beloved friend!

04/28/16 11:58 AM #9    

Joanne Johnston (Ferrary)

Suzanne was always cheerful and enthusiastic in all she did!  From Pep club to bein elected to Who's Who!

She will be missed! 

04/28/16 11:58 AM #10    

Joanne Johnston (Ferrary)

Suzanne was always cheerful and enthusiastic in all she did!  From Pep club to bein elected to Who's Who!

She will be missed! 

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