Susan Jean Kenyon (nee Ward), age 78, of White Bear Lake, passed away surrounded by family on September 22nd, 2022.
Sue was born to Wesley and Alice Ward on January 4th, 1944. The youngest of three children, she is preceded in death by older brothers Lee (Sylvia) and Dennis Ward (Betty Lou). She grew up in Robbinsdale, MN, and attended Robbinsdale High, where she was crowned Homecoming Queen in her senior year, 1961.
In addition to devoted husband of 48 years, John Kenyon, Sue leaves behind a large and ever-growing family of loving children, Dave Kenyon (Nancy), Sue Mellstrom (Steve), Jeanna Warren (Steve) Denise McCormick (Peter), Peter Kenyon (Stacy), grandchildren; Kori Kenyon (John Lokken), Krista Kenyon, Sarah Kenyon (Sam Czelatdko), Emily and Ryan Mellstrom, Allison Fredrichs (Brett), Katie Warren (Nick Davenport), and Benjamin Warren, PJ and Julia McCormick, and four great grandchildren, Weston, Norah, Mikko, and Jackson.
After high school, Sue worked as a dental assistant in Golden Valley, MN, where she met John Kenyon, DDS, on a blind date. She married John in 1974, and the pair blended their families together in White Bear Lake. Following their marriage, Sue worked part-time for John’s practice at Lakeshore Family Dentistry, then known as Kenyon, Wright, and Kron, DDS.
Sue was known for her love for family, very nearly matched by her love of ice cream, in particular, French Silk Pie at Donatelli's. In her later years, she was a craft fanatic, with a particular knack for cross-stitching and card-making. Her children and grandchildren knew her as a world-class hugger and banana bread baker.
She attended White Bear United Methodist Church regularly with John, and Silver Lake United Methodist until the latter’s closing. Together, the two of them built a loving and supportive home. Their love and generosity were shared with family, friends and the White Bear Lake Community.
Sue will be remembered for her sweet tooth, and her sweetness. She was sweet to everyone she met.
In lieu of flowers, grateful memorials to White Bear United Methodist Church and the White Bear Food Shelf preferred.