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Susan Marie Carson

Obituary for Susan Marie Carson

June 29, 1928 - February 7, 2021
Elyria, Ohio | Age 92

Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother


Susan Marie Carson (Hoppinger), age 92. Passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 7, 2021. Born in Lakewood, OH to Robert J. Hoppinger and Mildred Hoppinger (Miller) on June 29, 1928. A lifelong resident of Rocky River. Susan was an avid reader and movie goer. Working as a Switchboard Operator in the early days of the Westlake Hotel in Rocky River. After graduating DePauw University in Indiana with at BA in Finance she married her high school sweetheart Donald L. Carson on November 18, 1950. She began her career in Finance working at the Pentagon as a civilian worker. Susan continued her career in Finance first as a volunteer at the YMCA in Westlake. Susan became fulltime when The Y moved from the original site on Clague Road to its current site on Columbia Road. Susan and her husband Donald were members of the American Legion Post #738 for 70 years. Serving in the Ladies Auxiliary, Susan became known as the "Poppy Lady". She is survived by her son Jeffrey R. (Eunice), her granddaughters; Lauren (Nathan) Beitel, Elise (Richard) Logan; 4 great grandchildren; Audrey, Gwendolyn, Catherine and Richard, Jr. Sister-in-law to Sue (Jim) Johnson, Ross (Kay) Carson, and the late Lee (Bonnie) Carson. Cousin to John Schantz and many nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be forwarded to the Westshore YMCA, 1575 Columbia Road, Westlake, OH 44145. The family plans a Celebration of Life in the Summer. (440) 333-9774

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    Westlake , OH 44145

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