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Suzanne Halverson

Jul. 14, 1966 - Jun. 29, 2018

Date of Service: Jul. 5, 2018

Suzanne Bell Halverson was born July 14, 1966 in Rexburg, Idaho. She was the second child of seven children born to Garon and Sheryl Bell. Suzanne grew up in the Rexburg area and later attended Rick’s College majoring in Art. There she met the love of her life and best friend of 32 years, Kevin.

Suzanne and Kevin married on May 2nd, 1986 in Rexburg, Idaho and were sealed together in the Idaho Falls Temple. Together they raised five children in Rupert, Idaho. Suzanne created a home full of music, art, the love of reading, and chocolate chip cookies. With her impeccable eye for design she enjoyed making a beautiful home. Antiquing, painting, photography, reading, and winning at Scrabble were her passions. She loved music and encouraged her children to play, often requesting impromptu living room concerts.

The last few years she worked as the LDS seminary secretary at Minico High School where she loved working closely with the teachers and with the students as a mentor and confidant. Suzanne had many close friends and enjoyed laughing and lunching with all of them. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children and six grandchildren.

After three years of rigorous ovarian cancer treatments, Suzanne passed peacefully in her home surrounded by family. Despite all of life’s hardships, her faith and love in her Savior never wavered. The family would like to thank the kind staff and physicians at Minidoka Memorial Hospital and St. Lukes in Twin Falls. A special thank you is also conveyed to Minidoka Hospice for their love and gentle care.

Suzanne is survived by her husband Kevin Halverson and their children; Dayna Anderson (Carl), Troy Halverson, Kelsie Bates (Dakota), Samantha Hunt (Jefferson), Travis Halverson (Hannah); and her grandchildren Claire and Lincoln Anderson, Everett and Georgia Bates, Theodore and Winnie Hunt, and another Baby Boy coming in September.

She is also survived by her parents Garon and Sheryl Bell; her siblings; Allan Bell (Susan), Stevan Bell (Kari), Christine Bell, Ethan Bell (Echo), Ryan Bell (Lisa), Amy Bell, and many nieces and nephews.

Suzanne is profoundly missed and deeply loved by all.

Services will be held on July 5, 2018 at the Rupert L.D.S. Stake Center 324 E 18th St. Rupert, Idaho. There will be a viewing from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment will be held at the Rupert Cemetery.

Condolences for Suzanne Halverson

From Kelly & Esther Koepnick along with the Class of 84:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Kevin.
From Linda (Ennis) Price:
So so sorry Kevin, thoughts and prayers.
From Susan Taylor:
Big hugs for you and your family, Kevin!
From Stephanie Brown Lucero:
I have so many wonderful cousin memories of Suzanne. She was always the peacemaker and made sure everything was fair. My heart goes out to her family and loved ones. She will truly be missed.
From Wendy Price-Quam:
Kevin I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
From Darren Brown:
My sincerest condolences. May your family find peace in these troubled times.
From Dana Jo Cameron:
Sometimes we make a new friend in life and we are blessed - so I was blessed with Suzanne's friendship as was my daughter Laci. She made you feel better about life's challenges everyday. She was a young woman with lots of wisdom - I have missed her these last few months when she could no longer attend my estate sales and yes Laci I will miss her more too. Thinking of you Kevin and all of your Family.
Greg & Dana - Scott & Laci
From Constance Hymas:
Suzanne has been my dearest friend for 48 years. She lived her life with more dignity and grace than anyone I know. She is greatly loved and missed.
From Debrah and Carlos Roundy:
Our deepest condolences to the family
From WES & Evelyne Schow:
We didn’t get to know Suzanne until after the ward boundary change. Cancer is nasty & has taken the lives of two very stalwart members in the last few months. May God bless this family with peace and understanding.
From Diana Little:
I am so sorry for your loss, Kevin.
From Diana Little:
I am so sorry for your loss, Kevin.
From Angie Shlam:
I am a friend of Karen’s through work. Please know that your family is in my prayers.
From Connie Halverson:
For Suzanne to fight cancer for 3 years must take a strong willed person. I wished I had met her. Nothing I can say will help but please know that her life had an impact on people. To work at a seminary school means she touched the lives of the young and the way she lived her life -we all know that left a positive mark on them .
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