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Susan Dickson Getman

Susan Dickson Getman

July 14, 1968 - April 7, 2018     Age: 49

Susan Dickson Getman, Born July 14, 1968 in Columbus, OH, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, April 7, 2018. She and her husband, David Getman had just moved to Bryceville, FL into their new home. 

Susan lived in Chicago, Milwaukee, Atlanta and Bettendorf, IA.  After college she moved to Jacksonville in 1998 where she met her future husband David, and from there they moved to Tampa, Cary, NC, Vero Beach, and then back to Jacksonville.

Susan graduated from Dunwoody High in Dunwoody, GA in 1986 and then went on to The University of South Dakota for her bachelor’s and master’s degree in English.  After spending some time in the banking business, she became a scorer of written achievement tests for the 2 leading high school and college testing companies in the country.

Susan was an accomplished writer of prose and poetry. 

Susan was baptized, confirmed, and married in the Episcopal Church.

Susan had a passion for ice skating and was a member of The Wauwatosa Skating Club near Milwaukee and the Atlanta Skating Club during her times in those communities.

Susan was a life-long cat and dog lover and requests that anyone wishing to make a donation in her name should do so by donating to their local no-kill animal shelter.

Survivors include her loving husband, David Getman of Bryceville, FL; parents, Betty and Bill Dickson of Fernandina Beach; brother, Scott Dickson of Los Angeles, CA; aunt and uncle, Anne and Fred Grossenbach of Middleton, WI; aunt, Lois Wagner of Greenville, OH; mother-in-law and husband, Lynn and Bob Duff of Brunswick, GA; father-in-law and wife, Mike and Sarah Getman of Kelso, WA, and a host of loving cousins, their spouses and school friends living in and out of the country.

Services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church with The Reverend Stephen Mazingo, Rector officiating.

7 Condolences

  • Julie Hand Posted April 9, 2018 8:42 pm

    Susan was my best friend all through high school. We sang together, danced and acted together, devoured chocolate together and went to concerts together. We shared many, many, many laughs and a few tears. She was also my maid of honor. Although college and adulthood moved us many states apart we always stayed in touch. She holds a place in my heart that no other friend will ever fill. Looking through pictures and memories of Susan, I came across a card that she sent to me years ago, it is a picture of Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin (she knew how I loved Pooh Bear). The quote on the front of the card reads, “Promise you won’t forget about me, ever. Not even when I’m a hundred.” No Susan I won’t forget about you, ever. Not even when I’m a hundred! My thoughts and prayers are with David, Bill, Betty, Scott, and Susan’s extended family and friends. Until we meet again my dear friend! I love you and will miss you greatly!

  • Amy Burgess Posted April 9, 2018 9:12 pm

    Susan, it was less than a year ago I was finally able to meet you. The first time we went out to dinner you and David had us “Maine” folks try gator. It was a great night catching up and getting to hear the stories of how you and David met. I was excited to see when the next time we’d get to meet each other again, not knowing it was going to be a few months later. I was excited for you and David to be the first of the family to meet my boyfriend and so glad you both approved. I know you were looking forward to building and finally getting to live in your brand new home. From the pictures you posted it came out beautiful! In a couple of weeks I will be moving to Florida and was hoping to be able to spend more time with you and David getting to know you better and someone I could hang out with. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am still left speechless with this news. You will definitely be missed! Love, Amy

  • Brian Bascle Posted April 9, 2018 10:26 pm

    I had not seen Susan since high school but was glad to be back in touch again with her via Facebook. I always appreciated her kind words and sense of humor. So sorry to get this news and I offer my deepest condolences to her family and friends.

  • Lori Johnston Posted April 10, 2018 1:47 pm

    Susan was a sweet and kind high school classmate that you could always count on with a smile, friendly word and willingness to help and laugh. I was happy that we had reconnected on Facebook and was excited to see the progress on the new house. I am saddened by her early passing but comforted in the knowledge that she is at peace. Sending my sympathies to Susan’s husband, family and many friends.

  • Cheryl (Riebow) Printz Posted April 10, 2018 2:13 pm

    Susan was my first best friend in grade school. She lived 3 houses up the street from me. At that time we weren’t allowed to walk on the street so we walked back and forth on the front lawns. We’d call each other every day after school to see if we were going to play with our baby dolls, wooden people (Fisher Price) or our Sunshine Families. I was truly heartbroken when you had to move to Atlanta. Luckily I got to spend a week at your new house one summer and took my first ever plane ride home. My baby doll is named Susan in your honor and that happened many decades ago. I will miss you always and will never forget your smile and the time we got to spend together as friends. I was so excited you found David and had a great life with him. (Thanks David, for treating her so well and loving her like you did). I was having fun watching you decorate your first home. You left us all way to soon. Go now, and be an Angel in heaven. Love you

  • Martha Hayes Posted April 11, 2018 9:07 pm

    I was so very sorry to learn of Susan’s passing. We met at work while she was living in Tampa. We used to enjoy getting together on the week ends for lunch, both loved Mexican food. Such good memories. We stayed in touch thru the years after they moved. I as so blessed to have her as a friend and will miss our emails.
    Sending love and light to David and the rest of her families and friends.
    Know she is resting in the Arms of Angels until we meet again.

  • Jeff Kroger Posted April 13, 2018 9:39 pm

    I first met Susan in college at in South Dakota. We went our own ways, but through facebook, we got to chat again. We chuckled at the fact I live just a few minutes from were she went to high school. She was always so kind to everyone. My sincere condolences to the family and friends.

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