Suzanne Large Applegate, 90, died in her sleep on March 4, 2022. A nurse by training, Suzanne found her true calling as an artist. One of her favorite quotes was by Delacroix: “The first virtue of a painting is to be a feast for the eyes.” She explored numerous mediums, from precise renderings of homes in pen and ink, to lush landscapes in watercolor, to colorful multimedia creations. In mid-life, she furthered her artistic studies by attending Virginia Commonwealth University and collaborated with artists across Virginia. Her work won awards and admirers and is displayed in homes worldwide.
She also relished her other role as mom to one son and three daughters, and eventually as grandmother to seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She traveled widely, spoiled her pets, and found beauty in the everyday. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Roger Applegate, her beloved sister, Joyce Pec, and her precious grandson Nathan. Suzanne’s final resting place will be in her hometown, Jackson, MI. She will be sorely missed, but her creativity, kindness, and humor lives on in those who loved her.