In Loving Memory of Susan Kindle: 1950-2022


Susan Kay Kindle, formerly of Chehalis, died on Dec. 3, 2022, at the age of 72, in Twin Falls, Idaho after a sudden and unexpected illness. 

She was born Nov. 20, 1950, to Forrest and Marjorie Kindle and grew up attending Chehalis schools. She graduated from W.F. West High School in 1969 and attended Centralia College.  In high school, Susan worked as a concessionaire at the Chehalis Theater. After high school, she worked as a babysitter and housekeeper for Jerry and Jane Kaija, then as a bookkeeper at the Centralia Medical Center and finally, as a records clerk at Lewis County Medical.  Susan moved to Idaho in 2000. 

In 2010, she underwent surgery for ovarian cancer and successfully overcame a blood cancer. After a back surgery in 2020, she was moved to a transitional care facility where she remained until her death.  

Growing up, Susan was the neighborhood hula-hoop champion. In addition to that, no one could beat her at four-square, a fun playground game that we played in front of our home on Adams Avenue. She loved music, especially Anne Murray, the Carpenters, and Lynn Anderson. She was very active on Facebook where she enjoyed sharing clips of TV shows from the 50s and 60s.  

Susan was preceded in death by her parents.  She is survived by her siblings and their spouses: David (Spencer) Kindle of Olympia, Tim (Claudia) Kindle of Chehalis, Karen (Dennis) Franson of Buhl, Idaho and Sharon (Cheryl) Buren of Tumwater. 

She is also survived by her nieces and nephews: Craig (Dani Holtz) Franson of Philadelphia, Jenny (John) Taylor of Chehalis, Jill (James Nesbit) Kindle of Olympia, Kelly Franson of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Tracy (Jordan Kirst) Franson of Santa Rosa, California. 

She was very proud of her great-nieces, Kady and Bryn Taylor of Chehalis, and great-nephew, Kellan Eggleston of Olympia.  The family would like to thank Serenity Transitional Care in Twin Falls, Idaho for their friendship and support during the past two years. And a special thank you to her niece, Kelly Franson, who lovingly sat by Susan’s bedside during this difficult time.