Susan “Suze” Markham

Susan “Suze” Markham

LAPLATA, Md. –Susan “Suze” Marie Markham, 58, of LaPlata, Md. (formerly Kingsford), passed away at home from a sudden cardiac arrest on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.

Suze was born on Aug. 20, 1962, to the late Charles and Jean (Wesoloski) Elliott. She graduated from Kingsford High School in 1980, going on to graduate from Michigan State University before enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1985. While stationed in England she met her husband Paul Markham and was later married on Oct. 26, 1988.

After her service she was honorably discharged and went to work for the United States Department of Navy Explosive Ordinance Technology Division where she earned her 20-year pin. Although her work was mostly classified, Suze did share her love and dedication to her job and she was proud to continue to serve her country.

Suze is survived by her loving husband, Paul Markham of Maryland; sisters, Cindy (Scott) Aderman and Heidi (Joe) Rizzo, both of Kingsford; brother, David (Heather) Elliott of Florida; step mother-in-law, Terri Dickerson of Virginia; sisters-in-law, Sharon (Wendel) Ingram and Teresa (Denis) Peters of Virginia; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Chuck and Jean Elliott, father-in-law, Richard “Dick” Dickerson, mother-in-law, Lois Markham; grandparents, Homer and Cecelia Elliott and “Pops.”

Suze had a beautiful funeral service with full miliary honors in Maryland on Jan. 18, 2021. Additional arrangements have been made for a celebration of life and graveside burial with full military honors at Iron Mountain Cemetery Park this coming spring.

In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established in her memory.

Condolences may be expressed to the family of Susan “Suze” Markham online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.

The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the funeral arrangements.