Susan “Susie” G. Martin

Susan G. Martin (Susie), 83, of Portland, Oregon, passed away June 5, 2023 in Olathe, Kansas, surrounded by her children and son-in-law. Susie was a native Oregonian, born to Milton and Mary Lou Luton.

She enjoyed bowling, sewing, volunteering at her children’s elementary school and was a Cub Scout den mother.

Susie was proceeded in death by her husband Gene and her sister Barbara Luton. Survivors include son Michael Martin; daughters Marie Frawley (Don) and Michelle Nyhus; grandchildren Steven, Eric, Ryan, and Kelli; and great grandson Gene.

Per Susie’s requests, there will be no services.


  1. Michelle Nyhus on June 12, 2023 at 6:44 pm


    I miss you so much. You were a fun and loving mother. I will remember you always. I like you forever, I love you for always, as long as I’m living, my mother you’ll be.

  2. Deb Reser on June 12, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I’ll always remember her from the days on 63rd ave. Always bubbly, friendly and smiling. She was a very sweet lady. May your memories fill you all with joy and happiness.
    Sincerely, Deb Reser (Wollin)

  3. Bob Brown. on June 12, 2023 at 9:06 pm

    She was like a second mother to me and my sister. I have many good memories of growing up with her in the neighborhood. I remember her as the den mother for our Cub Scout troop, making rain gauges and carving Jack o lanterns. A wonderful giving woman.

  4. Sharon Clark on June 13, 2023 at 10:51 am

    Thought of her often — her love of Pepsi, chocolate stars, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches and life! And – oh the hours on the phone (sometimes more than once a day) laughing & sometimes crying! She will be missed!

  5. Marie Frawley on June 13, 2023 at 10:00 pm

    I will miss Mom forever. When she passed, it hurt my heart. Im glad shes no longer suffering though.

    Mom is now in heaven with Dad, her sister Barbara, and all her family and friends who went before her. I’m so glad Mike and Michelle were able to fly here to Kansas to see Mom, hold her hand and tell her how much they loved her. Mom was so good to us.

  6. Teresa gibson on June 14, 2023 at 12:24 pm

    Will miss her…she was a great woman with a kind heart. Always smiling…rest in peace Susie.

  7. Carla Wienert on June 14, 2023 at 12:29 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. When I remember her…I only see a vibrate, happy woman with laughter in her smile. I am glad that you were all able to be together. Much love, Carla W.

  8. Kelli on June 18, 2023 at 11:25 pm

    My Grandma Susie was a kind, cheerful woman. Growing up, my brother and I would sit in front of the fishtank in her living room and watch mesmerized as she fed the fish so they would come out to see us. We would look out the window at the squirrels that would steal a bite out of her bird feeders. She would point out her favorite figurines on the table that sat under the window. These little details in her home showed a glimpse into who she was – a kind woman who loved to care for others. Most of all, I remember how much she loved my brother and I. Every time I saw her, she reminded me she loved me. She had pictures of her grandchildren on her walls and she was always excited when we called. Grandma Susie was a lovely woman and we will all miss her. – Kelli

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