Suzanne Gilmore Earl, 65, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2020 after a three-month battle with cancer.\r\n\r\nSuzanne was born in Oakland, California and as the daughter of a U.S. Navy captain, spent most of her life moving every few years, with stops in Rhode Island, California, Texas and eventually settling in Utah. This helped her excel at making new friends and getting to know others. It also instilled in her a love of travel and of discovering new places, something she did her entire life.\r\n\r\nShe served faithfully in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as a full-time missionary in the Washington D.C. mission in 1976-1977, and in many other capacities. She had a deep love of music which led her to sing in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for more than ten years, one of the greatest joys of her life. She felt closest to her Savior when she was singing, and she made sure to do it often.\r\n\r\nSuzanne loved cooking for friends and family. Chicken paprikash, corned beef and cabbage and cheesecake were favorites. She was exceptionally creative and loved sewing, painting and writing. She loved to tell jokes that were sometimes funny, binge watch television shows and read all sorts of books. She could spend hours bird watching, enjoying nature and visiting a variety of National Parks. She loved spending time with her one-eyed dog, Tucker, her 12 grandchildren and offered to babysit whenever her services were needed. \r\n\r\nSuzanne is survived by her siblings, Scott (Mary), Doug (Leslie), Sandy, Mike (Lori) and her six children:\r\n•\tChris Earl, his wife Colee, and their two sons, Devlin and Marcus.\r\n•\tLilli Bird, her husband Brent, and their four children, Grace, Maggie, Davis and Ivy.\r\n•\tMichael Earl and his girlfriend Kara.\r\n•\tBen Earl, his wife Lydia, and their four children, Wyatt, Bridger, Aaron and Benjamin.\r\n•\tPatricia Trepanier, her husband Jack, and their two children, Clementine and Owen.\r\n•\tHannah Earl, and her fiance, Rex King. Suzanne was looking forward to attending their marriage in two weeks, but for now, she’ll be in attendance from a front-row balcony seat.\r\n\r\nShe is preceded in death by her father, Frank Gilmore, her mother, Ava Lena Gilmore and her sister Cathy.\r\n\r\nFriends and family are invited Monday, March 9, 2020, to the Riverfront Ward Building located at 3219 S. 300 E., Salt Lake City. A viewing will be held from 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment held at Elysian Burial Gardens.\r\n\r\nEven though Suzanne’s last days were filled with doctor appointments, treatments, scans and pain management, she still had a smile, a joke and a twinkle in her eye for her caretakers and family. She was beyond thankful for all of the help that she was receiving to make her well, and then eventually to make her comfortable.