Susan Lee Knoll

susan knoll

Susan Lee Knoll was born Susan Lee Miller on August 26, 1955 in Shreveport, Louisiana, the second child and only daughter of Robert P. Miller and Sue E. Miller (Arnold). Through much of her childhood, the family lived the life of very proud "Air Force brats", as her father completed a 27 year career which began in World War Two. Robert P. Miller retired as a Colonel, and the family settled into the community of Littleton, Colorado. Over the next decade or more, Susan found her place in her new community, worked at various jobs, made a living, found her own life and friends, and married a wonderful man named Rick Herndon, who despite having divorced years later remained the closest of friends.

Susan worked for a time for the Colorado Humane Society, and then volunteered for it for many years. She also volunteered for Afghan Hound Rescue and ended up keeping numerous Afghans she could not part with. Over the last few years she has adopted one mutt from the Denver Dumb Friends League, and two retired greyhounds from Rocky Mountain Greyhound Adoption. In between she collected several other dogs and a horse she loved just as dearly. Animals, but mostly dogs were one of her greatest joys.

Susan worked mostly as an office manager until she and her brother inherited the family potato farm near Alamosa, Colorado. She managed the farm from her home in Englewood up to her passing.

Susan married Steven Knoll in 1991 and settled into a life she loved that revolved around caring for her husband, animals, garden and an old farm house she turned into a palace.
Susan is survived by her husband Steve, Brother Robert C. Miller and his wife Mary, Uncle Lee Arnold, Cousin Steve Perry and his wife Graz. Susan is also survived by countless friends who she considered, as did they, family.

Susan was the most kind, gentle and loving person you could ever hope to know. Her sudden and unexpected death will leave this place a little darker, but the light of heaven shining brighter. She will be terribly missed by anyone who knew her.

In lieu of flowers the family would ask that contributions be made to any of the following:

Rocky Mountain Greyhound Adoption
Lupus Foundation of America
Alzheimer's Association
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (2250 South Logan Street, Denver, Colorado 80210) on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. A celebration of Susan's life and reception will take place at the Wellshire Country Club immediately following the Memorial Mass.

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