Hazel Susan Fashaw
Hazel Susan Fashaw

March 27, 1955 - March 27, 2017
Born in Denver, Colorado
Resided in Denver, CO
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Hazel Susan Fashaw, age 62, died at The Denver Hospice in Denver, Colorado, on Monday, March 27, 2017. The cause of death was neuroendocrine carcinoma.

Born March 27, 1955, in Denver, Colorado, to Doris Opal Bronson and Jack Allen Fashaw, Susan graduated in 1973 from Douglas High School on Ellsworth AFB, SD and from the University of Denver in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in Music History. Susan also completed a four-year theology program from the Catholic Biblical School in 2008.

Susan lived in many different places including Salina, KS; Ft. Worth, TX; Ellsworth AFB, SD; Denver, CO; Paris, France; Turin, Italy; and Toronto, Canada, before settling again in Denver. Susan spoke English, French and Italian, and like her mother, she taught English as a second language while she lived in France and Italy. Susan was a world traveler and made several religious pilgrimages to countries such as Israel, Egypt, Greece, France, Italy, and most recently, Spain.

While Susan had many positions in her short lifetime, she was happiest working as an Administrative Assistant at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Susan volunteered at Samaritan House and taught many Bible study classes at the Cathedral. One of her greatest joys was singing alto in the Cathedral choir. Susan was a talented artist and musician. She loved to paint and draw, was an accomplished flautist and pianist, knitted beautifully and had an impeccable sense of taste and style.

Susan was a devout Catholic and was baptized while at DU. She was consecrated to Mother Mary on August 14, 2013, and she had a special devotion to St. Therese of Liseaux.

Susan will especially be remembered by her family and many friends as someone who was loving, thoughtful, funny, loyal, adventurous, generous, stylish, spirited and outgoing.

Survivors include siblings Michael Antonio Hodge, Mark Bronson Fashaw, Karen Cynthia Fashaw, Brian Keith Fashaw and Jann Marie Hodge. Susan is preceded in death by her parents and by siblings Cheryl Ann Hodge and Vincent Alexander Hodge, II. Many thanks to the clergy, choir members, friends and family who kept vigil, sang, prayed with, prayed over, and prayed for Susan.

The Funeral Mass for Susan has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 10:00 am at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, 1530 Logan St., Denver, CO 80203. Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 12801 W 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 at approximately 12:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Susan's name to the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception or to Samaritan House, 2301 Lawrence St, Denver, CO 80205.

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Funeral Mass
Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
1530 Logan Street
Denver, CO US 80203
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
10:00 AM
Cemetery
Mount Olivet Cemetery
12801 West 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO US 80033
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
12:00 PM

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Cathedral Bascilica of the Immaculate Conception
1530 Logan Street
Denver, CO US 80203
Samaritan House
2301 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO US 80205