Suzanne Kathryn Craig

Honored by:Kay Swanson Craig
Brick location:PAVER:15  map

Daughter of Kay Swanson Craig and Patrick J. Craig Granddaughter of Edgar P. and Irene Warner Swanson and Tom and Helen Hupke Craig.

 And now you are a Cyclone! It's been fun watching you grow up. It will be a joy to watch your bright future unfold. I wish for you health and happiness always Dear. You're a delightful daughter and I'm so very proud of you.

 How could it be that the little girl whose allergies and asthma kept us on constant alert became such an athletic cheerleader with awesome toe-touches? .... that those long fingers that started successfully on the piano are now playing the piccolo for the ISU marching band! GO CYCLONES! Grandpa would be so proud! .... that those little dancing feet at Marshalltown graduated from Robert Thomas as a graceful ballerina; How could it be that the little girl who needed Grandpa's help with math graduated as an Ames High honor student with a 4.0 overall? ... that the little girl who entered kindergarten as a quiet little mouse and then became a giant mouse on the Nutcracker stage is now capable of leading a whole ISU cheering section if she so chooses? ... that the skills you've learned from living with Kathy a fun and loving sister will soon be translated to getting along with a sorority of girls who will soon be like sisters too!

And as Marilyn said How could it be that the prettiest brightest most talented and persistent of all the '95 Ames graduates is also the very nicest one of all? Suzy remember all your special birthday parties--circus pirate doll gingerbread a dozen roses for sweet 16 a candlelight dinner party on your 18th! The flipper races the life-sized gingerbread cookie the beautiful doll cakes the circus parade dressing Barbies in tinfoil! And all those winning Halloween costumes!

What fun we've had in Ames and from coast to coast with your cousins Melissa and Laura David and Roxanne Aunts Lynn and Beth and Grandma Swanson! Disneyland Washington D. C. Canada and Mexico now Disney World and Hurricane Erin! You've always loved your dolls especially baby dolls and those Barbies! Grandma gave you your fist Barbie--Golden Dream--when you were five and in the hospital with an asthma attack. I never imagined how many Barbies--and asthma attacks--were to come! Through the years Suzy's Special School and all those lesson plans you've developed the imaginary students you've taught the chalkboard lessons the school floor plans those intricate work sheets! I'll really be surprised if you still don't become a teacher! You've blossomed into a confident well-rounded beautiful young woman ready to take on the world! I love you!

 ----- Suzy Dear,

 I'm almost as proud as your mother and so pleased she honored you in the Plaza this way. You're playing in the Iowa State University band at the dedication ceremonies--not your favorite flute but a piccolo. You'll see your name often as you go by to class. Your Grandfather Ed enrolled you at Iowa State before you were born! He'd be pleased Iowa State won out. He never forgot your insistence in riding that rough bucking bronco at Veishea long ago. I'll always remember how well you presented your Invent Iowa project in Des Moines-over and over and over all day long. Your exceptional high school record should give you a strong background for the challenging honors classes ahead! You are trying to keep your goals in focus. We miss you at home--your interest in our steel Lustron house has encouraged me. The house of the 40's going strong in the 90's. Take care of it! Love Gma Swanson.


Brick located at: H2

Paver Inscription:

Irene Warner Swanson 1913-2006
Kay Swanson Craig 1947
Suzanne Kathryn Craig 1976
Kathryn Lynn Craig 1979
Lynn Swanson Seydel 1944
Roxanne Elizabeth Seydel 1979
Beth Swanson Duede 1948
Melissa Marie Duede 1976
Laura Renee Duede 1984
Beth Carolyn Warner 1888-1960
Eunice Decker Warner 1856-1942
Estella Irene Martin 1853-1940