Suzanne Yancho Hall

June 4, 1935 - February 10, 2014

Suzanne Yancho Hall, age 78, of Plano, Texas, passed away February 10, 2014, in Plano, TX.

She was born to John P. and Annie Bennett Yancho on June 4, 1935, in Morristown, New Jersey, the third of three children. Raised in Morris Plains, New Jersey, Suzanne graduated from St. John the Baptist Episcopal School in nearby Mendham, New Jersey in 1953 and from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine in 1958 with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing.

In 1958, Suzanne married Richard “Dick” E. Hall, whom she had met in college, and then moved with her husband to New York, NY. Over the course of their 55-year marriage, Suzanne and her husband relocated several times, to Pittsfield, Massachusetts; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Lake Zurich, Illinois; and Marietta, Georgia, where Suzanne and her husband lived for over 30 years. In 2012, Suzanne and Dick moved to Plano, Texas to be near their son.

Suzanne was deeply devoted to her chosen occupation of nursing. She began her career as a visiting nurse in Flushing, New York. After raising three children, Suzanne resumed her nursing career, rising through a number of positions over 20 years in home health care, patient care coordination, and case management, first in the Chicago suburbs and later in the Atlanta area. Over the course of her career, she maintained close relationships with patients and coworkers that were grounded in respect, compassion, and caring.

Suzanne’s greatest passion was her family. As a child, she grew close to the aunts, uncles, and cousins of her large extended family, with especially fond memories of summers spent at her parents’ beach house in Seaside Park, New Jersey. In her later years, Suzanne vacationed each year in the same Jersey Shore location, enjoying long days on the beach with­­­ her husband, children and grandchildren.

Suzanne is survived by her husband, Richard “Dick” Hall of Plano, Texas; sons, David Hall and wife, Judeth of Minnetonka, Minnesota and William Hall and wife, Barbara of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Pamela Clarke and husband, Robert of Chicago, Illinois; and grandchildren, Henry Hall, Caroline Hall, and Camille Hall, all of Minnetonka, Minnesota; Katherine Hall and Emily Hall of Dallas, Texas; and Alison Clarke and Jane Clarke of Chicago, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, John B. Yancho and William P. Yancho.