|Charles Hammer, Harry Mills, David Hammer, Alison Cocks, Carla Kia and Bonnie Hammer
Susan Franzen became a part of our lives in May of 1994 when our mother was diagnosed with a terminal illness. We had known Susan for years through the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in which our two families were members. Susan and our mother, Hazel Hammer, developed a friendship while working on many projects at the UU. It wasn't until this past year, however, that our entire family also felt the warmth and love of Susan's friendship.
We could not have survived the difficulties of this past year if it were not for Susan's devotion and support. Susan immediately took charge of supplying meals to our parents and arranging visits by UU members, physics, wives and Democrats. Throughout Mom's illness, Susan was there. She was always ready to help with any task we requested or that she anticipated. She was often by Mom's side or checking up on her. The entire family felt her love and support. At a time when we were most weak, Susan stepped in and arranged many of the necessary details for Mom's memorial service.
We wanted to dedicate this brick to Susan Franzen in tribute to the deep affection she had for our mother but also because of the dear friend she became to us all.