"Life is good!"
-Suzanne Freeman
  • 64 years old
  • Born on July 14, 1947 in Dallas, Texas, United States.
  • Passed away on August 11, 2011 in San Simeon, California, United States.

*The Background song on this site is "Wishing Well" composed and performed by Suzanne's son David C. Freeman 


Memorial Service Information - WATCH THE MEMORIAL VIDEO
The memorial service was held on Friday, August 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM
Samulseon Chapel, California Lutheran University
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The Freeman Family would like to send their heartfelt thanks to all those who attended or watched the service. The service was streamed LIVE across the internet. It was also recorded and is available here for those that were unable to attend or watch.  


Suzanne Louise Freeman of Westlake Village, California, died suddenly on August 11, 2011 while riding her motorcycle on the Pacific Coast Highway near San Simeon, California.

She was with her husband and friends at the time of her death. 

She was 64. 

Suzanne was born on July 14, 1947, in Dallas, Texas and married Stephen Freeman in 1971. Suzanne graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts in the German language. She was an active member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. 

Suzanne and Stephen moved to Westlake Village, California in 1976. 

Throughout her professional career she worked for Westlake Lutheran Church, Exxon, and for the majority of her career in the Office of the President at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. 

She is survived by her husband, Stephen G. Freeman and children David C. Freeman, of Las Vegas, Nevada and Ashley A. Freeman, of Santa Barbara, California.  In addition Suzanne's sister, Janet Baber, of San Antonio, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

Suzanne was a devoted wife of 40 years, a beloved mother, aunt, as well as a friend to many. Her mother, Francis Flick, and father, Jesse Flick, of Dallas, Texas preceded her in death. She was proud of her Texan heritage and never fully lost her endearing southern accent.  

All her life, Suzanne loved tennis, reading, cooking, history, knitting and politics. A world wide traveler, Suzanne spent decades filling her passport with stamps and her heart with memories.  Upon  receiving her motorcycle license in celebration of her fiftieth birthday, Suzanne began her passion of seeing the country via her Harley Davidson Softail motorcycle on trips with her husband, family and friends. She was an experienced rider of over 14 years. 

Suzanne was a member of New Hope Lutheran Church (formally known as Westlake Lutheran Church) and Ascension Lutheran Church.  She touched lives with her positive attitude, devotion to California Lutheran University as well as with her love and generosity toward others.  

Suzanne was loved by her friends and family and lived a full and joyful life. She often said, "Life is good!"  

Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be directed to a scholarship fund set up in Suzanne's name at California Lutheran University. 

California Lutheran University
Attention: Planned Giving
60 W. Olsen Rd. #1675
Thousand Oaks, California 91360 

Please make checks payable to "California Lutheran University".The memo line should read "Suzanne Freeman Memorial Fund" Alternatively, donations to the scholarship may be made via credit card by calling (805) 493-3829 and stating the purpose of your call. You will be directed to an appropriate party. 


Posted by Stephen Freeman on August 11, 2019
On this day 8 years ago, God needed you with him so he took you away from me, Ashley and David, and so many others. Fortunately for us and countless friends, he left our memories of you in our hearts. We miss you Suz...!!! Always and Forever... you are, and always will be, truly missed......
Posted by Lou Hronek on July 8, 2019
The upcoming week next month in August and every August preceding continues to remind us how much we miss you. Thank you for being the angel that you are by watching over Steve and the kids. Until we are all together again, God bless you.
Posted by Kim Hendricks on July 8, 2019
I want to express my condolences on Suzanne’s passing. I know it’s been several years, but I know everyone still misses her. My parents, Harold and Pat, knew Suzanne’s parents in Dallas. Although I think I only met Suzanne once when we were all living in Dallas, I remember her and how sweet and kind she was. If I’m not mistaken, she met her husband at the apartment complex where they were neighbors. I also remember Janet and hope she’s doing well. I believe she and her husband honeymooned in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It’s been many years and I googled Suzanne’s name and came up with her obituary. My sympathy to the family. She certainly was a very special person. May she Rest In Peace. I know we will all see her again some day in paradise.
Kim Hendricks, Chicago
Posted by Ashley Freeman on December 23, 2018
Mom, I really miss you and I’m still so sad that you’re gone.
Posted by Meribeth Freeman on August 11, 2018
Suzanne, my soul sister.
I miss you! Our family reunions are just not the same without you. I know you would love to be here to watch Alex and Marillion grow and mature.
Love always, Meribeth
Posted by Lou Hronek on August 11, 2018
Hi Suzanne! Although you left us too soon, your presence if often felt wherever we go or whatever we do. Thank you for being part of our lives in the past, today and in the future as you always are and will be...forever missed.
Posted by Steve Bennett on August 11, 2018
Suzzy.. I will forever miss your smiles and wonderful sense of humor.. you still make me smile just remembering right now! I couldn’t have asked for better neighbors and friends.. and of course, my nose cannot forget the many amazing wonderful meals you shared.. you Motorcycle Mama, you..
Posted by Stephen Freeman on August 11, 2018
Suzanne my dear wife . . . I miss you so much. I can't believe 7 years have gone by. Much has happened in this time but I still think of you almost every day. Ashley, David and I are well and living our lives in a way you would be proud. I love you . . . Stephen
Posted by Carolyn Foyle on July 14, 2018
As time marches on Suzanne, things change, people, places, things! You are certainly missed by so many.
Posted by Steve Bennett on August 11, 2016
Suz... you know I always think of you and miss you always... seems such a short time ago you were my next door neighbor, friend and constant source of amusement: especially when Steve needed an occasional reminder who was in charge, yelling "FREEMAN!".. haha!
And what an amazing cook: waking up to the smell of you baking in the air, or trying a new recipe that always turned out Amazing! Riding your Harley to work? AWESOME! Spiritual hugs, Suzy!
Posted by Lou Hronek on July 14, 2016
Hi Suzanne! Still miss you very much. Please watch over us all when this coming September when we all take another ride down and back on the Natchez trace. We will miss you but will feel you with us. Warm Regards! Lou
Posted by Michael Holmes on August 15, 2015

Marianne and I just completed another Alaska cruise last week and everytime we sail, we think of Suzanne as we depart port or attend an art event. It is funny how those times we shared touched us so much that as the years go by we continue to relish the time spent with you both more and more. Mike and Marianne
Posted by Steve Bennett on August 11, 2015
One cannot think of Suzi without it putting a smile on your face instantly!
Such a positve, happy bright light.. she touched everyone she met, leaving one feeling like you just met an Angel on earth, and she was that; and still is back Home...
Miss your quiet humor and loud laughter, Suzi... I was blessed to know you; and am still blessed knowing your family still: it's apparent you are still guiding them all!
Posted by Lou Hronek on August 11, 2015
There is not a single outing with Steve or good news about David or Ash that goes by where Margie and I don't think about Suzanne.

As recently as yesterday I still well up (as I am now) when talking to Steve about something that included Suzanne in our many times as a foursome.

At the first anniversary of Suzanne's passing we planted a Chinese Pistachio tree in our front yard three years ago and named it Suzanne. Often when leaving the house or coming back home I will look over and say, "Hi Suzanne!".

The vivid memories of Suzanne are as fresh in our minds as her tree that continues to flourish, vibrant in colors and makes us smile.

Miss you so much!

(Ps..... Hey Suz! Steve is turning out to be a good cook. You would be proud!)
Posted by Carolyn Foyle on July 16, 2015
Time, just time makes a world of difference. Suzanne will always keep a special place among us as she should. Blessings to each family member.
Posted by Marylee Waltz on August 11, 2014
Always in my thoughts, Suz.
Posted by Meribeth Freeman on August 11, 2014
You are always in my heart. I miss you!
Posted by Carolyn Foyle on August 11, 2014
To the Freeman Family, As time goes by our hearts do heal, but there will always be a special piece of our hearts that will always hold our love for our loved ones. God Is Good All The Time.
Posted by Meribeth Freeman on July 14, 2014
Happy Birthday! You are never far from my thoughts and always in my heart!
Posted by Carolyn Foyle on July 14, 2014
Happy Birthday in heaven Suzanne, your an angel watching over all of us.
Posted by Lou Hronek on July 14, 2014
Dear Suzanne, We miss you very much. Thank you for watching over your kids, Steve.....and the tree Margie and I planted in honor of your life. It continues to grow strong as do eveyones memories of you. God bless you today on this special day. With Love, Lou & Margie Hronek
Posted by Carolyn Foyle on July 14, 2013
Happy Birthday To Suzanne in Heaven.
Suzanne's in heaven, paved with streets of gold, shining like the sun and at the pearly gates all heaven to behold. We miss you and love you.
Posted by Meribeth Freeman on November 23, 2012
You were definitely loving remembered with thanks for all your love - and cooking tips! So many Thanksgivings together - but gone too soon. Love you, Sis!
Posted by The Freeman Family . on July 15, 2012
I made your peach cobbler the other night. Of course everybody loved it! It made me remember such happy times at home with you. Tonight my house is ablaze with candles. I love and miss you every day. Love, David
Posted by Michael Holmes on July 14, 2012
As we remember this day and the loss of our dear friend, Marianne and I remember the wonderful times we spent together. Even the pictures of cruises you took without us, we took the same ones and feel like we were with you on that cruise as well. That is how infectious Suzanne was. Even when you are looking at a piece of art you find yourself saying Suzanne would love that.
Posted by Sue Koons on July 14, 2012
Memories are a wonderful blessing. Remembering pool parties, block "get togethers," garage sales, Laker games, attending church, walking your dogs, special cheese dip, Texas drawl, that big smile and just being GOOD NEIGHBORS. We miss you, but we will meet again.
Posted by Meribeth Freeman on July 14, 2012
Happy Birthday, dear Sister! How I miss you! But I know we will meet again. With much love, Meribeth
Posted by Lou Hronek on July 14, 2012
Tomorrow (7/14) will be a special day for Margie and I.

This afternnon I went to a local nursery and bought a tree. In the morning, with help from our gardner, I will plant a Chinese Pistachio tree in the center of our front yard. It is our way to always keep the memories fresh, the love cherished and the freindship never forgotten.
Posted by Carolyn Walter on October 7, 2011
Dear Steve, Thank you for letting me know about Suzanne. I was completely shocked and read with tears many of the tributes to her. My heart goes out to you & yours. Dave Walter & Carolyn Major-Walter
Posted by Reg Schultz-Akerson on September 9, 2011
Dear Steve, David & Ashley: We just heard about Suzanne's death through Linda LeBlanc. She was such a delight of a colleague at CLU--a gift to work with her. She always spoke with such joy about each of you. Our hearts go out to you & pray God's comfort. Reg & Peg
Posted by Lois Jean Gover on August 23, 2011
Steve, I'm so sorry that we couldn't attend Suzanne's service. We will forever remember Suzanne and the blessing we received by knowing her. She was a very special lady who will be terribly missed by all who knew her and enjoyed her uplifting conversations. Love, LJ & JE
Posted by Maria Martinez on August 23, 2011
Dear Ashley and family I'm deeply saddnened to hear from your loss,my prayers and my heart goes out to you.
with love.
Maria Martinez and family.
Posted by Karen Kuketz on August 23, 2011
Dear Steve, Ashley and David,
I will never forget all the wonderful memories I had growing up with Suzanne. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Karen and George Kuketz
Posted by Walt Maguire on August 21, 2011
Steve- Appreciated so much the beautiful memorial, the wonderful pictures-and that very special smile of Suzanne's. We, too, will miss her beautiful smile, her humor and her presence. You and yours remain in the thoughts and prayers of so many. Walt and Jane
Posted by Allison Brockford on August 19, 2011
Suzanne, you were a proper lady with just the right amount of sass. Thank you for being a second Mom to me growing up. 

David, Ashley & Mr. Freeman, my heart goes out to you in this very difficult time. My love to you all...
Posted by Loan Nguyen on August 19, 2011
Hi Steve!
We are so sorry about your loss. She is a great women. We will miss her. Love you all.

Vu-Bich Loan
Posted by Marc Meredith on August 19, 2011
I was privileged to call Suzanne a colleague and friend during my time working at CLU. She will be greatly missed!
Posted by Nanci Cartwright on August 19, 2011
Steve, Ashley & David, I was grateful that I could "be" at Suzanne's service via the live streaming today. Ashley, what a beautiful and graceful tribute you made to your mom. I wish I could have known her better. I know you are grieving; but she lives on in you. Much love, Nanci
Posted by Beth Gallagher on August 19, 2011
Dave, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She was such a lady - I smile when I think about her southern accent. She will be missed by so many. My heart goes out to you, Beth Yovanovich Gallagher
Posted by Steve Bennett on August 19, 2011
Steve, David and Ashley,
I am deeply saddened for your tremendous loss.. Your mother brightened up every moment spent with her: one never left her without laughter following; and a smile that lasted all day... she will be greatly missed by all! Hugs
Posted by Wilma Westerfield on August 19, 2011
Dear Steve and family,
We are so sorry about your loss, Suzanne was such a sweet person and she will be sorely missed. We love you and we will see you in the fall.
Love your cousin Wilma
Posted by Nathan Brown on August 18, 2011
Dear Stephen, David and Ashley,
I am deeply saddened to hear of your sudden and tragic loss. She was loving and caring to everyone that had the privilege of knowing her. My heart goes out to you. 
Nathan Brown
Posted by Teddy Foyle on August 18, 2011
Suzanne was like another mother to me. I was blessed to know her. It makes my heart ache to write this. It's a blessing that least she didn't suffer. Of course you know I love you all. -Teddy
Posted by Lou Hronek on August 18, 2011
Suzanne was a friend to everyone. Her radiant smile in the pictures you see tell you the same. Her personality was special to all that had the honor to know her. I am only one of the fortunate ones that did. May God bless her on her final journey to peace and tranquility. Miss U!
Posted by Marylee Waltz on August 17, 2011
Dear Steve, Ashley and David,
I will miss Suzanne's "can do" attitude, her wonderful sense of humor,stories about her travels on her "hog" and her puppies - Scarlett and Rhett. I will miss her beyond words. Rest in peace, dear friend. Marylee
Posted by Donna Jean Sprague on August 17, 2011
Dear Steve and family, we send our prayers to you. Suzanne will be so missed. We're sorry we can't be there but will try to watch the memorial service via this website. With deepest sympathy. Love, Donna Jean & Aunt Geneva
Posted by Sue Koons on August 17, 2011
Steve, Ashley and David:
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We're more than neighbors. We're family. We love you guys. Denny and Sue
Posted by Cynthia Martin on August 16, 2011
Dear Stephen & Family,
Our Hearts wrenched for your family! Hope Suzanne's life cherished keep alive memory. We hope u and your family goes on to remember her. I'm Ella Siler's oldest Grandaughter Cynthia. Send our love and our Hugs!C.Martin
Posted by Linda Kidd on August 16, 2011
Dearest Cousin Steve and family,
My heart goes out to you and your family. She was such a sweet and wonderful person. We had so much fun with the two of you sharing our memories. She will be missed.
Love Lynn
Posted by Heather Webster Davidson on August 16, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my heart and prayers. Take care

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