Suzan “Suzie” Jean Allyn Scaringi of Snoqualmie, Washington died peacefully on June 24, 2022 with her sons by her side.
She was born to Bill and Marjory Allyn on July 22, 1947 in Seattle, Washington at Providence Hospital.
Suzie attended Franklin High School in Seattle, WA. It was during her high school years that she met her husband, Michael Scaringi, whom she married in 1967. She later attended and graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Home Economics.
Suzie spent most of her life as a resident of Mercer Island, Washington. She and her family lived in a home that was built in the 1930s surrounded by fir trees. They enjoyed beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains and Lake Washington. She was an employee of the Mercer Island School District for over 25 years working at both the district office and the high school.
Suzie and Michael enjoyed many adventures together: canoeing the Bowron Lake Canoe Circuit in Canada, reveling at Mardi Gras in New Orleans, building houses in Tijuana Mexico, exploring nearly every part of the West Coast, and their greatest adventure–raising two boys. After her husband passed away in 2006, Suzie continued her travels: Hawaii, Ireland, Italy, and Guatemala. Her more recent adventures focused on her four grandchildren. She thoroughly loved her role as grandma. She taught all 4 grandchildren to forage for mushrooms, shared her love for maps, and had inspired them with her amazing recall of native plants.
Suzie displayed a genuine interest in what her family or friends were doing. She was also a person of many talents: an avid hiker, passionate conservationist, skilled seamstress and quilter, and amazing cook. Suzie was a fun person with a quick wit and mischievous nature. She always found a reason to laugh (whether it was appropriate or not).
Suzie is survived by her two sons, Tony (Michelle) and Marco (Robyn), her four grandchildren, Michael, Maki, Rosina, and Joanna, her many nieces and nephews, and her countless friends.
Suzie was preceded in death by her husband Michael, her parents, Bill and Marjory, and her two sisters, Joan and Margy.
In lieu of sending flowers please consider planting a tree in honor of Suzie or donating to Conservation Northwest, an organization dedicated to creating wildlife corridors that support Washington State’s diverse wild animal populations. You may write “In memory of Suzie Scaringi” under the Leave a Comment Section. The link is provided below.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, July 29th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Tolt Macdonald Barn, 31020 NE 40th St, Carnation, WA.
Please RSVP here: bit.ly/SuzieRSVP