Susan Anne Herrgott

March 2nd, 1978April 6th, 2017

Susan Anne Herrgott was born on March 2, 1978 in Royal Oak, Michigan. She was the daughter of John L. and Janet R. (Van Heusden) Herrgott.

She died at her home in Boulder on April 6, 2017. She was 39.

She worked as a registration clerk at Good Samaritan Hospital's Emergency Room.

Cremation was chosen by the family, and they will return her cremains with them to Michigan.

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Hello, I was saddened to hear of Susan's death yesterday. My deepest sympathies to you, her family. I've known Susan for over ten years. We met at a meditation retreat and she was active in our Dharma Ocean community. We fell out of touch when I moved to New York in 2009. Fortunately, I had a lovely conversation with Susan two weeks ago when our daughter went to the emergency room at Good Samaritan. She was incredibly helpful with our admission, very warm and caring. She told me that she was doing well and very happy with her work at Good Samaritan. We reminisced about old times and she told me that she was enjoying participation in Dharma Ocean's online meditation retreat called The Somatic Practice of Pure Awareness. She remembered that I had worked in hospice as a chaplain and said, "I just love the chaplains on our staff at the hospital. I always enjoy talking with them and receiving their support. They are angels that I can always call upon." Even though I have not worked as a chaplain in many years, it was thoughtful of Susan to remember that I did that work. Her words were generous and validating. At the end of the conversation, she gave me a hug and expressed her support for my family in the midst of a difficult time. We took great comfort in having her love and support as we entered the emergency room. I've been thinking of her often over the past week. My heart hurts in knowing that she died so young. I will miss her enthusiasm, kindness, and bright smile. She is in my prayers, as are you. Please let me know if I can be of support. With love, Jonathan Daniel Denver, CO 585-703-3840
Sending my deepest sympathy to everyone that was touched by Susan in some way. We were close in high school and our early years of college at Wayne State University. We lived together for a year in Ferndale, MI and had some really great times together. She was instrumental in my growth in becoming more of my full self and becoming a better person in this world. I know she has made a great impact on many lives and on this planet in the time that she was physically with us. May we all continue to grow and spread love and peace as Susan would want us to.
I'm so very sorry that this happened to such a beautiful person. Susan was so smart, so genuine, so honest. I was lucky to have her as a friend since high school. I cannot imagine the torture the family has gone through and the grieving you are feeling now. Susan loved her family so much. I remember her discussing the bond she had with her dad and she got tears in her eyes and choked up. I wish I could hug everyone in her family. I wish I had done more to help her.
It is hard for me to collect my thoughts into any coherent form that could nominally be considered a 'comment.' Susan and i were the best of friends throughout middle school, into high school and remained close for years thereafter despite the divergent directions in which we chartered out lives. This past week, i've been thinking constantly about all the notes se passed notes to each other in the hallways, how we spoke in secret codes, and spent countless hours talking on the phone. I admired her older sisters almost as much as she did, when they were not annoyed that we snuck into their closets to try on their clothes. The Susan that i knew then was creative, thoughtful, and honest. She could be independent and experimental, and did not shy away from pushing boundaries. She was also incredibly loyal. She was proud of having established a new home for herself in Colorado, having completed her degree, and was committed to her Buddhist community there for many years. May she continue to inspire us all to strive towards our goals and to live in peace with the earth and one another. Amy
I just don't know where to begin. I hired Susan over 10 years ago to help me grow my prosthetic and orthotic office. I will never forget that interview. I told her that I was looking for a teammate and it was a amazing fit from that day forward. Susan was the most loyal and dependable employee one could ask for. There were only three of us that worked together in that office - and to say that we were a family would be an understatement. We supported each other through good times and bad, but definitely never lost sight of having fun. She, Roberto and I had so much fun together! In fact, I have so many photos that I'd love to share if you told me where to send them. Susan and I were the same age and had an awful lot in common. We talked a lot about family, life, happiness, careers, etc... I recently had my second child and spoke with her right before giving birth - telling her that I would reach out once things settled a bit. I had planned to call her on Tuesday the 4th, but was interrupted and never made it back to my phone that day. I'll never make that mistake again. If there is one thing this has taught me, it's that you call someone the moment you think of them - no matter how inconvenient the timing. I wanted to tell her that I ended up having a boy despite that fact I was convinced it was going to be a girl when we spoke. I'm sure she not only knows this now, but is being entertained by my floundering through this parenthood thing. I don't know what happened to Susan, but do know that she was taken from this earth far too early. She impacted so many people and constantly was working to be a better version of herself at the same time. She will be missed by many of us. I'm sorry to have never met any of her family members, but know that I have been thinking of you every day since I received this news. I can only imagine the grief you must be feeling right now. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help support you through this time. Sincerely, Angela Montgomery Boulder, CO 303.720.8502
I will miss you dearly Susan and will remember you always! I first met Susan over 3 years ago when she became my supervisor at Good Samaritan Medical Center. Soon after becoming my supervisor she became my friend and coworker. We was always smiling and positively impacted all those she came in contact with. I am so sorry I wasn't able to say goodbye to you, I wish I hadn't needed to say goodbye to you. You were so young and had so much life to live but memories of you will always remain with me. Thank you for sharing your light with the world while you were with us but I know that you will continue to share your light wherever you may be. I hope you and your family are able to find peace during this difficult time.
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