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Susan Marie La Beur

June 05, 1953 ~ July 06, 2021

Susan La Beur age 68, of Sebastian, Florida passed away on July 6, 2021 at William Child Hospice House in Palm Bay, Florida. She was surrounded by family and friends and passed very peacefully. Susan was born in Trenton, NJ and settled in Florida in the 1970’s.

Susan, an RN, was retired from Health First after working 11 years as an orthopedic nurse at Holmes Regional Medical Center. She also had worked at the VNA and Health South of Vero Beach.

Susan was predeceased by her father, David La Beur and is survived by her mother and best friend, Shirley La Beur, her brothers David Lee La Beur and his wife Flo, Dennis La Beur and his wife Kathy, Dwayne La Beur and his wife Barbara; two nieces, Laura La Beur and Amelia La Beur, and two nephews, David Lee La Beur, Jr. and Karl Schofield all residents of Florida.

Susan had many very good friends including friends from her college days (Beaver College now Arcadia) in Glenside, PA., her Florida friends, her GNO friends (you know who you are), and her nursing friends. She will be deeply missed by all!
Her passions were traveling and reading. She had traveled all over the world and the United States. Since retiring she averaged reading over 200 books per year and loved sharing her favorites with others.

There will be no services at this time. The family will have a get-together later in the year. In lieu of flowers, Susan wished for donations to be made to one of her favorite charities. Please select from:
Salvation Army Vero Beach Corps, P.O. Box 2864, Vero Beach, FL 32962, Humane Society of Vero Beach, 6230 77th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32967, William Child Hospice House, 381 Mediplex Pkwy, Palm Bay, FL 32907


Katie Shouppe APRN

July 8, 2021, 1:25 am

Susan was such a welcoming face when I came to A6 as a new RN. I treasured her wisdom and whit. She showed me the ropes and how to effectively communicate with physicians which was a daunting task as a new RN. Over time I gained her trust as we would hand off patients to each other from my night shift to her day shift. Later on I had privilege of working day shift with her. I will never forget Susan and her love for nursing and people. She was tenacious about life and traveling. I never met her nieces but she always bragged about how proud she was of them. Every MD, family and patient on A6 knew if Susan was their RN they would lack for nothing when it came to care, love, humor, efficiency, thoroughness, knowledge and skill. I’m saddened I may have not fully expressed my adoration for her while she was still living.

Liz Tibensky

July 8, 2021, 1:41 am

Our GNO group had dinner just 3 weeks ago…I will cherish the hug I gave Susan then. Susan will be so missed, I send my love to her family. Our group will never be the same.

Catherine Tidmore

July 8, 2021, 7:26 pm

Thank you for your beautiful testimonial, Katie Shouppe APRN. Susan’s effervescent personality touched every person she met. She truly made a difference in the lives of others.

Kelsie Stork

July 8, 2021, 9:56 pm

Susan was a nurse on the ortho floor when I was a CNA there. I was going through school and finding my way as a nurse when I got to work along side her. She helped me understand so much about being a good nurse. She taught me how to care for people more then just physically but also mentally and spiritually. She showed me how to redirect people’s frustration when they’re sick and turn it into something helpful for the patient and the medical staff. Susan and I worked close for several years on that floor but one thing that I will never forget, she always hated the smell of coconuts! She even gave me lotion and spray one time for the days we worked together! She is one of the nurses I thank for everyday for the nurse I have become. I could never thank her enough for all her lessons. She will always be loved and dearly missed.

Heather Korkowski

July 9, 2021, 11:05 pm

I met Susan when I started as a CNA on A6. She was always encouraging and clearly had a love for life. When I completed nursing school Susan continued to help me grow as a nurse. Her patients loved her and so did all of the rest of us. She was an Angel and will truly be missed

Alana Cataldo

July 11, 2021, 4:31 pm

I met Susan when I worked on A6 at HRMC. She was an amazing and inspiring light that will never go out. She reminded me, often, that it was OK to be both beautiful and strong. She made sure I didn’t get walked on as a new hire. She made sure every single one of us felt supported. When I was leaving for a new job, she gave me some life advice that I will never forget and use to this day. Susan will be sorely missed.

Janice Sales

July 22, 2021, 12:03 am

I had the pleasure of knowing Susan since the early 1990s. We work together hand-in-hand at Health south and at the VNA. I had the pleasure of calling her my best friend for many many years. She had such a very big heart. I will love and miss her every day. Condolences to Shirley and her brothers and their families. I’m sure her loss has left a very big hole in your family.

Barbara Wolf

December 15, 2021, 11:14 pm

I knew La Beur (what we called her) back in our Beaver College days. She was a hallmate and very generous with her time and beloved car, Matilda. I remember that she worked at Howard Johnson’s across Easton Road from the college and we would await her 11:30-midnight return to campus to help her count the tips. She drove me to Wanamaker’s in Jenkintown to buy a cocktail dress for an upcoming date when I had no car on campus. Although we were not close friends, she is someone that I always enjoyed during those college years and a young woman that I have never forgotten. Rest in peace, La Beur, and may your memory be a blessing…you were in my young life. Barbara Huston Wolf Class of ’75

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