Kasper, Susan Marie Tangen
January 4, 2007
Susan Marie Tangen Kasper, formerly of Tahoe City, passed away Dec. 20, 2006. Born Feb. 14, 1943 in Alhambra, Calif., Susan grew up in Pasadena, the daughter of Clarence Henry Tangen (of Norwegian decent) and Ellenor Carolyn Johnson (of Swedish and Norwegian decent).
Susan attended Pasadena High School, class of 1960, and Pasadena City College, class of 1962, and was a member of Omicron Nu Epsilon. She enjoyed an early career as a model and cosmetologist. She married in 1964 to Mr. Kasper and lived in Arcadia, Calif.; Golden, Colo. and Lafayette, Calif. Susan’s only child, Kristin Sue Kasper, was born in 1968. Divorced in 1986, Susan moved to Tahoe and enjoyed her good friends and community during her 15 years in Tahoe City. She worked at Wanda’s Flowers and thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful Tahoe seasons with her two cats.
In 2002, Susan moved to Green Valley, Ariz. and subsequently returned to Nevada and California in 2006. She had recently moved to Walnut Creek to be closer to her two granddaughters when she passed away.
Susan loved life, flowers, animals, nature, precious gem stones, cooking and most recently being a grandmother. Susan is survived by her older sister, Bonnie Tangen Skeels; and nieces and nephews of Spokane, Wash.; her daughter, Kristin Kasper Glickman; and her two grandchildren, Alexandra and Samantha. Kristin, Alexandra, Samantha and husband, David, live in San Francisco.
Friends are invited to join a celebration of Susan’s life on Monday, Jan. 29, 2007 at Sunnyside Restaurant in Tahoe City from 3 to 5 p.m. Donations in Susan’s memory may be made to the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. P.O. Box 9041 Truckee, CA 96162, http://www.hstt.org.