My heart breaks and am so thankful for the help she has given me. She showed her love for so many by giving the gift of this website. (12/28/2008)
I'm so sorry - I was still hoping and praying... my condolences to her family and friends who are surely missing a wonderful, unique woman right now. You are in my thoughts and prayers now.
I'm a fairly new reader/poster at thriftyfun and did not have an opportunity to get to know Susan but I greatly appreciate the obvious effort she put into this site for all our enjoyment and help. There is nothing I can say that will make the loss easier but I'm hoping her loved ones can take some comfort in knowing she was so well loved. What a legacy!
I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to her family and friends at this sorrowful time.
I will never forget receiving her friendly and encouraging emails, whenever I contacted the Thriftyfun website. (12/28/2008)
I'm so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and the thriftyfun staff. She was such a sweet lady and touched so many peoples hearts with her kindness and giving. Julie (12/28/2008)
I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Susan, her friends and family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. I've been with Thriftyfun for a short time, but enjoy it so very much and it has come to help with the crafting newsletter I publish for crafters. It has shared many ideas & tips in a variety of areas, I give credit to whomever gave it. I know she will be greatly missed & at the same time her spirit will be near for everyone. (12/28/2008)
I am so sorry for your loss and our loss of Susan. She was so nice and so quick to answer my emails, whether they were to ask where my post was or to tell her the site was down. She would always respond and say *Thanks. I will especially remember when she wrote to tell me I won the contest of Tip of the week when I won $25. She was so nice and happy for me.
My heart goes out to you all. Shes in a better place.. and she's well. God bless. (12/28/2008)
So Sorry for the loss of Susan. She has touched the lives of many. May she reep her rewards in heaven. (12/28/2008)
Dearest Thriftyfun Staff and Family Members,
I'm just broken hearted. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss...and our loss. As so many have said, Susan was so sweet and quick to answer e-mails. I'm so grateful that she started this "family". If we loved Susan by just having a note from her, then how you that worked with her must be grieving. I'm truly sorry. Please know you, too, Dear Staff, are so very much appreciated, too. May God bless each of you! We'll miss Susan so very much. (12/28/2008)
So sorry of her passing, hope she's better off than we are, no more pain. ot bragging, she sounds like me, working, inventing all the time, thinking of others, and trying to be"All she could be". Good luck to family. (12/28/2008)
By Kathleen W.
I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to Susan's family and friends at this sorrowful time.
May God Bless you and give you peace.
What a great loss. I am so sorry. (12/28/2008)
I'm so sorry to hear this news. I wish to offer my sincerest condolences to Susan's family and friends. Susan has touched so many lives in a caring, thoughtful and positive way. (12/28/2008)
My prayers to those she left behind.I know she's in a better place and no longer in pain.
Keeper in NC (12/28/2008)
I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my own Mother Dec. 22, thirty years ago. So I truly can understand your pain at this time.
God be with you. (12/28/2008)
GodSpeed. All of you have been richer for knowing a wonderful lady. My heart goes out to each of you during your time of loss. (12/28/2008)
Oh my god, I am so sorry for her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her family, may god be with you in your time of need. I loved her and her family in need right now! (12/28/2008)
My prayers to Susan's friends and family. May God be with you. (12/28/2008)
I am so sorry to hear of Susan's passing. Her website has been an inspiration and of much enjoyment for me and my family. I know she is proud to have you guys "holding down the fort". Please continue! (12/28/2008)
My sympathy to her family, the staff of Thrifty Fun and all who loved her. (12/28/2008)
My condolences to all of Susan's family. She was a great inspiration to me and a wonderul person.
Liz from the bonfire (12/28/2008)
My condolences. Her website has given me some very useful information and I look forward to getting it. Hopefully her inspiration will continue with her family.
My sincere condolences on your loss. Susan will be greatly missed.
hugs, cinnamon (12/28/2008)
I am so saddened to learn of Susan's passing. She will be missed by so many people who have been on the receiving end of the wonderful advice we have received. This site has been so helpful to me so many times and I have passed some of it on to my family and friends.
My prayers and condolence to her family and friends and to all the staff of ThriftyFun. (12/28/2008)
I am so sorry to hear about Susan. She was a beautiful person. After corresponding with her through e-mails, I felt close to her as if I knew her personally. She will be missed but not forgotten.
Betty from NC (12/28/2008)
I am sorry for your loss. The lose of a parent is very overwhelming. Just keep her in your heart and she will always be with you. I know my dad is. Your mother was a special person with many passions. She will be missed.
Sorry again. (12/28/2008)
I am so sorry to hear of Sue's passing. My sympathies are with you all. (12/28/2008)
My sincere condolences to you, your staff, and her family. I love this web site, and hope it goes on in her memory. Mary W. (12/28/2008)
I am so sorry for your loss! ThriftyFun has been part of my life for about a year now, and I don"t know what I would do without it. Susan was quite a visionary to start this online community. My husband just graduated from college, and I also attend - we have 2 teenage children, so any way I can improve my family's life frugally is a boon. I won the $25.00 prize twice; when I thanked Susan & told her about my personal situation, her emails were so kind and supportive! It meant so much that someone I didn't know could be so caring. I am thankful for the influence she has had on her part of the world - just one person can truly change the world. My thoughts are with her family - my mother died 12 years ago, so I know that it leaves a hole in your heart. God bless you all! (12/28/2008)
Even though I am fairly new to this group, I was shocked to hear of Susan's passing. My prayers are with your family and friends. Prayers and hugs, Diane (12/28/2008)
I'm sending my deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Susan. She was a fine lady. I've been a ThriftyFun reader for about three or four years. She never failed to answer an e-mail or discuss any problem or offer a suggestion. She always was very helpful. She will be extremely missed. (12/28/2008)
By Chris T. from Latrobe, PA
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Susan was a fine woman who took the time for people. She will be greatly missed. (12/28/2008)
By Chris T. from Latrobe,PA
My prayers go out to the entire Thriftyfun family... and of course you on the staff are my Thriftyfun family, too.
Funny how a person can find herself grieving for someone she never met face-to-face... (12/28/2008)
To Susan's family, ThriftyFun family and staff:
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your loved one, Susan. I have not been with this sight for long but I have learned so much and am so greatful for all of the good ideas you all have shared with me. What a great idea Susan had and I am sure you all are going to miss her terribly. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time.
From Carol in Florida (12/28/2008)
By florida gal
I just received the sad news of Susan's passing. I am so sorry for your loss, and feel it is my loss as well, since Susan and Thrifty Fun have been such a huge part of my life for several years, and she has done so many sweet things for me. I will be praying that her family's pain will heal and only the happy memories will remain. She has touched so many lives, and she will be greatly missed.
Harlean from Arkansas (12/28/2008)
I am so sorry to hear this news. My prayers are with her family and those who worked with her. I have some of the nicest emails and notes from her.
April in Missouri (12/28/2008)
So sorry for your loss. It will be a great loss to all of us who count on ThriftyFun on a daily basis as well. Hang in there -- her spirit will always be in your hearts. (12/28/2008)
My heart skipped a beat just now, I just read about Susan's death. I would like to offer my heartfelt sympathy to all of her family and friends.
I was deeply shocked and saddened. Rest in peace, Susan!
My deepest sympathy on the passing of Susan. My thoughts and prayers are with you. (12/28/2008)
By Lois Ann from New York
Susan has touched all our hearts and the hearts of everyone around us. Through her ideas and inspiration as well as her love for thrifty.com she will live on forever.
Thank you Susan
My love and prayers go out to you all! (12/28/2008)
I am so sorry to hear of Susan passing. I am new to this site, but have come to love it. She began a wonderful thing. Thanks and best thoughts to her family. (12/28/2008)
So sorry to hear of Susan's passing, I didn't even know she had been sick. Amazing how one person can effect the lives of so many. She will be missed. Accept my condolences to her family and friends. (12/28/2008)
By piki viki
I am heartbroken -- for me for you for all of us. I am so sorry. (12/28/2008)
I logged on to submit something clever, and saw that our leader and friend had passed away. I thought it might be someone else, but now I see it was not. I am crying right now, as I too feel I have lost a friend I never met.
I tried twice to get up to see friends and relatives this year, and was going to stop and have a chat but never got to meet her. Because she said she was going to take some time off, I didn't even know she was sick until just 30 minutes ago, much less gone. I am so sorry for her family and her friends.
I hope she and her staff knew how much she was admired, loved, and respected. I look forward to all the cool things my email would send me, and would miss it terribly. But, I also understand if her loss means the loss of her website.
Please convey to her family our heartfelt condolences and that she will be missed more than she might have evern known.
Poor But Proud
Sandra Allen (12/28/2008)
I am so shocked and pained to read of Susan's passing. I always looked for her comments and respected her opinions on various subjects. She always came across as such a kind and gentle soul. I can't imagine how hard this is for you, her family. You have my deepest sympathy. Therese (12/28/2008)
Please accept my condolences for your loss. I so enjoy ThriftyFun and have received many good ideas and suggestions. What a great legacy she left (aside from you all, I'm sure).
Sincerely, Vivian (12/28/2008)
Susan was so sweet and caring. Any time I took a problem or an issue to her, her reply was so quick and her interest and caring so evident. I will truly miss knowing that she is there and that her hands are on the reins. I hope this site survives her. She has built a world wide family around her own heart and I know we will all miss her more and more as time goes by. You are all in my prayers even as I rejoice with Susan in her new life. (12/28/2008)
Sorry to hear about that. I really like this site. I have recommended this site to people. (12/28/2008)
My thoughts and prayers are with Susan's family, you were very lucky to have such a wonderful loving person in your life she will be sorely missed by all. (12/28/2008)
I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Susan, I've so enjoyed being a part of this group! God bless to her family! (12/28/2008)
I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Susan and hope your Holiday has been (and remains to be) one of comfort and fond memories in your time of sorrow!
I have nothing but sweet memories of Susan's kindness! She will be sorely missed! Please know that all of us who visit Thrifty Fun have sadness in our hearts and Prayer on our lips for you all! God Speed!
I'm so sorry for your loss. Always a man unafraid to show my emotions , I find my self deeply moved. She is not dead, only gone on down the path. (12/28/2008)
By Gary H.
I am so sad to hear of her passing. I looked forward to reading Thrifty everyday. My thoughts and prays go out to the family and her staff. She is sadly going to be missed. (12/28/2008)
I pray the family has strength to handle such a loss. Please remember her passion lives on in thriftyfun.com. I'm so sorry for your loss.
I'm without words.
My sympathy and prayers to all of you at this sad time in losing Susan. I am new to this site but you all have become like family to me. Your site is so full of ideas, love and compassion. Susan will be missed by so many people.
With love, Merilee in St.Pete (12/28/2008)
I am not going to let this pass. I am going to berate God until he sends the spirit of Susan Sanders Kinzel back to us in the form of one of her children or a member of her staff; who will slowly replace the love and the kindness Susan Kinzel abundantly gave to perfect strangers.
Executive director: The World Humanitarian Peace and Ecology Movement and a kindred spirit. (12/28/2008)
So sorry for your loss. Being a man who has been unafraid to show emotion , I find myself deeply moved . She has not died , she has only gone on down the path . (12/28/2008)
I am so sorry to learn of Susan's passing. May you have wonderful memories of her to sustain you in the weeks, months and years to come. God bless you all. (12/28/2008)
We are family and my thoughts and prayers are with you. Over the years Susan has touched all our hearts. During this difficult time, please know everyone of us are there for you. IF you need ANYTHING, just let the "thrifty readers" know and we will be there for you. We care! (12/28/2008)
I'm sorry for your great loss, but Susan has left a legacy that will live on forever. Thank you Susan for ThriftyFun and such creative living. (12/28/2008)
I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you all comfort in these coming days. This is a great site to go on in her honor! Love and peace to you, Melissa (12/28/2008)
My deepest sympathies - Susan's loss would be felt tremendously both by her family and the family she created on ThriftyFun.
Thank you Lord for the wonderful life of Susan which touched us all in so many ways.
May you rest in God's love.
We miss you.
Your thoughts and prayers are with us all. THANKS FOR SUCH AN ANGEL!!!! (12/28/2008)
By Judy Carol
I am so sorry for your loss. It is never an easy thing to lose a loved one especially during a holiday time. I pray that you all will find comfort through Jesus christ our savior and savor the beautifil memories of Susan. (12/28/2008)
Sending out my condolences for your deep loss. I very much enjoy ThriftyFun that has so many good ideas and suggestions that touch all of us. What a great site that sweet Susan has touched us with by giving her time and love to all of us. (12/28/2008)
I am so sorry to hear about Susan's passing. Although I never got to meet her in person, I always felt like I had a friend in her. How sad that she is not with us any longer. My prayers are with all of you. (12/28/2008)
I'm so very, very sorry for your loss. Condolences to all who loved her. (12/28/2008)
Susan left a wonderful legacy of knowledge, vital information, fun and laughter. All we can hope for is that we leave the world a better place, and Susan certainly did that.
I too, was an occasional craft winner, and those checks always made a difference in my overstretched budget.
Susan reached out beyond the ezine and touched many lives. The arts and crafts, household hints and frugalities that she has helped her vast extended family share have enhanced all of our lives.
I am a better, happier person, having had Susan in my life, as we all are. I will smile through my tears and remember her with laughter and gratitude.
My deepest condolences to her family and staff. S.B. San Antonio TX (12/28/2008)
By U*n*U (Doggy)
I am so sorry for your loss! I wondered who she might be..... and realized that she must be the one taking the time to answer my occasional mails personally, tending to my questions in such a kind and friendly manner.
I am glad I sent her at least a Just to say Thank You note, for all her work, a couple of months ago. May Susan rest in peace and may you never know sorrow and pain again. (12/28/2008)
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She will be greatly missed. (12/28/2008)
I twice had the pleasure of getting an e-mail response from Susan in regard to ThriftyFun, and was so impressed that she'd even take the time to personally answer. My deepest sympathy to all of her family, friends and loved ones. Blessings and peace to you all in such a difficult time. (12/28/2008)
May god's love be with you all. And please know that he only want's what is best for us. And he must have known that our Susan was tired. You may not see it now but in time when you look back you may see it as well. Do you know how many people you all have touched? YOU have touched me. I cry with you now. And if any or all of you ever need to talk you have my numbers. I feel we have lost alot. I am so sorry for your loss no words will do. My love to all of you. Connie from arkansas (12/28/2008)
May God envelope you in His loving arms and comfort you in this time of sorrow. I am so sorry for your loss. (12/28/2008)
We are never old enough to lose a parent. My heartfelt condolences. (12/28/2008)
I am so sorry for your loss. Sue has touched thousands of people. She will surely be missed. (12/28/2008)
I wanted you to know we are sending the family and friends of Susan special prayers for strength and peace at this sad time. Thankfully we know we will see our special friends and family once again in the afterlife! This gives us strength. I read that wonderful obituary and Susan was QUITE the awesome gal! I only wish I had know her in person and not just on-line. I will miss getting her e-mails. I hope you can keep ThriftyFun up and running as her legacy. Again, I am so sorry for your loss. Peace be with you. (12/29/2008)
I don't know how Susan had the energy to keep up with all she did with ThriftyFun and other projects. And still treated each of us like WE were the only one that was important and special. Sending personal emails and notes. Doing favors by correcting mistakes we make.
I didn't believe it when I won $25.00 the first time. I asked her if it was a joke or scam. I was never lucky at winning things. Only once when I was in the 7TH. grade. I won an art contest by painting a circus poster for Ringling Bros.The Prize was 2 tickets to the circus and $25.00. I just thought it was amazing that both sums were the same so many years apart. Susan was so kind and I will miss her very much. I know the ThriftyFun Family is devastated, as we all are. Sending prayers for her family and the staff. We thank them for sharing her passion and joy with us. May
God give them the comfort of HIS love.
Rest now dear Susan.
A tearful and sad Great Granny Vi (12/29/2008)
My heartfelt sympathy to all Susan's family and friends. May she rest in peace.
Carolyn in South Africa. (12/29/2008)
By Kings Kid
My deep condolences to the family and friends of Susan. She will be deeply missed.
With love and prayers.
Pamela, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
I am deeply saddened for your loss. May God wrap His arms around you extra tight, and bring you peace and comfort. I'm thankful she went quickly. There is never a good time of year, if one was to choose to pass away, and it doesn't make us miss anyone any more or less. May future Christmas Seasons bring you happy thoughts and thankfulness, closer family, and new memories to cherish. God Bless..... (12/29/2008)
Just learned of Susan's death. I am so sorry. We all have lost a wonderful lady and fine friend. We grieve with you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you as he holds you in his hands. Ellen from Taft, CA (12/29/2008)
Prayers for Susan and her family at this sad time. I'm fairly new to this site, but God bless Susan for her insight to create this space for all to use. I have learned much. Thank you and bless you, her family, as you continue your life journey.
Crystal - Michigan (12/29/2008)
I am new to the site and emails, but I was so thankful I was directed to it. Your family website has been a huge assistance to me in more ways than I could ever describe....I have learned SO much in these last few weeks. Thank-you! My deepest sympathy to each of you in the passing of your beloved mother. May God bless and keep you strong during this time. (12/29/2008)
She sounds like a very special woman - a treasure. My heart and prayers go out to all of you. (12/29/2008)
I am grateful to have "known" her through this website. She will live on in the hearts of us all. God be with Her Family at this sad time, and may they find their strength from Him, to help them move forward.
I am so sorry, words cannot say. Susan founded the best website ever. ThriftyFun is a real community. Dearest love to everyone. Julia (12/29/2008)
By Julia in UK
My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. You are in my prayers
God bless! (12/29/2008)
I know that I haven't "belonged" to this website for very long, but Susan was in my prayers everyday since I found out she was ill. My condolences go out to her family and friends. I'm sure that a person as gracious as she will be sadly missed.I am so glad that I found this site. You do make everyone feel like family and it's so nice to talk to people that you have somethings in common with. Again, sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Anna (12/29/2008)
By Anna G.
I was truly saddened to hear of Susan's passing. Though we only "met" through ThriftyFun, she always made me feel like a long-time friend. She will be missed. My prayers are with you during this most difficult of times. (12/29/2008)
I'm so very sorry to hear of her passing. She was a much loved and well thought of lady. May the Lord bless and keep all of you. (12/29/2008)
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I always loved Susan's emails, especially when we would go back and forth Seattle Seahawks vs. Chicago Bears. All in good fun, of course. She was the best! This life is but a doorway to something so fabulous that we who are left here can only imagine the wonders that wait for us! God Bless You! (12/29/2008)
My sincere sympathy to all her loved ones.
May she rest in peace.
I'm sorry to hear of Susan's passing....may she rest in peace. She had a productive life and I am grateful for her contribution and caring. I love this web site. (12/29/2008)
By Janet R.
God Bless and God Speed Miss Susan, and to your family, a fond wish for peace.
Dede Smith (12/29/2008)
I wish to add my condolences on the passing of Susan. She seems to have been a very special person and my thoughts go to all who loved her.
Am saddened by Susan passing, she was a great person Thrifty Fun has helped me many times Thanks Susan.
May her spirit travel to a more peaceful place. She will be loved as much on the "other" side :) Heartfelt Sympathies to her family and friends. Bright blessings. (12/29/2008)
My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to all who are mourning her passing. I lost my father on Dec. 21. I like to think all who pass this time of the year have the most specatular Christmas celebrations, more than we can ever imagine. (12/29/2008)
My thoughts and prayers are with Susan's family and friends. (12/29/2008)
What a sad day this is... finding out that our Susan as left this world. But glad, I am, that her suffering is over. To all of us and all of you at ThriftyFun.Com please accept my deepest prayers that you all remember all the wonderful things that Sue brought to all of us through her wonderful and giving life!
God Bless you all and take care of you through this very sad time. Her legacy will live on through all of her children and the staff at Thrifty Fun.
Love to all of you Mary From MI. (12/29/2008)
To Susan's family and Staff
'm sorry to hear about Susan death.
I've read the obituary and she was a very special person, very talented and her challenges were out of this world and yet she was able to keep helping each and everyone of us in a special way.
May God give you strenght in this difficult time. She is not gone but remains in our heart and the angel she was will keep watching over us forever.
My deepest sympathy to her family and staff at ThriftyFun.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
Keep up the good work in her memory. (12/29/2008)
As I type. there are tears for all of us who open the ThriftyFun emails. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I truly felt like I knew Susan as she shared many wonderful tips and thoughts with this helpful sight. My prayers are with each one of you who worked along side her and loved her joy for living and sharing with others.
In memory of her, I encourage all of you to keep up the excellent work. Thank you for sharing the obituary with us. Susan lived a full and very giving life. You must be very proud of who she was her on earth. God bless each one if you with His love and grace to go forward as Susan would want you to. (12/29/2008)
By Bobbie G.
My deepest sympathies to Susan's family and friends. (12/29/2008)
I am SO sorry to hear about Susan. I wish all the best to her family right now.
I was amazed when I found this website at the ambition and goal the site had, and it is accordingly one of the only websites I have remained signed up from the early days of the Net to today through six different emails. It is really a valuable service! Susan's family should be proud that she did so much for humanity. (12/29/2008)
My thoughts are with the family at this tragic time. Ms. Susan left behind a wonderful idea, and after reading about her above, an obviously wonderful family. A person is never gone forever if their legacy lives on, and Ms. Susan left behind a very happy legacy. (12/29/2008)
I am so sorry to hear about Susan's passing. I pray that her family will find the strengh to get through this.
Thriftyfun.com has helped me and I am so glad that I found it. It's a website that I love to go to everyday. Thank you Susan for giving us this wonderful gift.
My condolences to Susan's family and friends...I so appreciate what she and the others of the Thrifty Fun site have made for the rest of us, to use and share. MY sorrows for you and wishes that your hearts will be lightened. Susan (12/29/2008)
I'm so sorry to hear of Susan's death. I didn't know her personally, but I read Thriftyfun.com almost every day, and I always felt her spirit and sense of fun. She did, after all, name her site Thriftyfun.
For all her practical advice, I always felt she was having such a good time. And I'll bet she's still having a great time. My condolences to her family and friends. I hope you find comfort in all these emails from people whose lives Susan has touched. She really knew how to live. (12/29/2008)
I am so sorry for your loss. Thrifyfun is the best web site ever. Susan created a wonderful thing. I am so glad to have found it. You'll all be in my thoughts and prayers at this most dificult time.
Joanne, South Carolina (12/29/2008)
I was just reading through all of the warm and heartfelt messages on this site. So many people Susan touched. I always enjoyed opening up my ThriftyFun newsletters everyday. So many wonderful and interesting subjects were covered. You always knew you would find something useful. Something to smile about. It was obvious a lot of time went into really thinking about what would be helpful to the reader. Susan's ability to tap into the needs of so many people she had never meant highlight what a warm and caring woman she was. All of the hundreds of helpful hints and tips she gathered from readers will be passed along from person to person and she will continue to make a difference just as she always has done. (12/29/2008)
May all of you find PEACE at this time. Thank you Susan for this wonderful website. You will be missed.
Marilyn, Brook Park, Ohio (12/29/2008)
By Nonna Mar
My condolences to The Thriftyfun family on the loss of Susan. (12/29/2008)
Thank you Susan, sleep with the angels. Denise (12/29/2008)
My deepest sympathy. God bless. (12/29/2008)
A shock, and so very sad. I can't express my sympathy with just words. (12/29/2008)
my heart goes out to you and my prayers are with you. (12/29/2008)
My sympathy and prayers are with you, and my gratitude for all I have received from your site. May love and peace be with you. (12/29/2008)
For Susan : Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free ; I'm following the path God laid for me I took His hand when I heard Him call, I turned my back and left it all I could not stay another day. To laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found that peace at the close of the day. If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah, these things I, too, will miss. Be not burdened with time of sorrow, I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I savored much. Good friends, good times, A loved one touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, Don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now, He set me free. ( Author Unknown )
lease know I send my love and prayers to the family and staff of Thrifty Fun at this sad time. May you continue your fine work in her honor and keep her close to your hearts.
I'm so very sorry to hear of Susan's passing. It sounds as if she were one of the truly blessed among us, with gifts galore and a love of sharing those gifts with others. Please accept my most sincere sympathies.
I am so very sorry to hear about Susan. I feel like, though we never actually met, that I had a friend in her. She was always so helpful and so pleasant. Again, please accept my deepest sympathy.
Please accept my sympathies on the passing of Susan. I am sure the pain is unbearable, especially to happen during the Christmas season. ELAINE (12/29/2008)
I am extremely sorry to read about Susan. It sounds like a remarkable person and she will be missed by all. She created the most awesome site on the web! I know you are proud of her and her accomplishments and the way she lived her life.
Sincerely, Toebeanie (12/29/2008)
I was so sad to read about Susan's passing. I lost my beloved partner on 21st September and I can really feel for her family, friends and all who knew Susan. I hope she is at peace and in a better place. She sounds like a wonderful person and her spirit will always be with her loved ones - in their hearts. GOD BLESS YOU SUSAN. (12/29/2008)
I feel as if I have lost a very dear friend. It's so sad. My sympathies to all her loved ones and to those whose lives she touched and enriched. from cett, on her little island of malta in the mediterranean. (12/29/2008)
So sorry to all the thrifty fun family, our thoughts are with you all, especially susans family,kind regards Ruth and girls hull UK. (12/29/2008)
By ruth langdon
Goodbye to a dear friend. How very strange that we never met!! It seems as if we did. My sympathy to all who knew her and her family, both in flesh and through the internet. Her caring influence spanned continents. We, in the thriftyfun network, are all better for her. God bless her family, and rest in peace, dear Susan. (12/29/2008)
Laughed til she cried.....I can identify with that, and I'll bet she leaves behind many fond memories for those who loved her. May her humor and strength be her legacy.
My heartfelt condolences to her family and friends, and we will all miss her. (12/29/2008)
I'm so sorry to hear about Susan's passing. God Bless her family and Friends.May she be with God Now and Always Like she will be in everyone's hearts.My deepest sympathies to all. (12/29/2008)
I jerked back in my chair as I read on your site about Susan's passing. I am a relatively new follower and have benefited greatly during this short time. I send my condolences to Susan's family and to all the staff at ThirftyFun. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
With Peace and Love, Nancy (12/29/2008)
God bless Susan and her family (12/29/2008)
I was saddened to hear of Susan's passing. She touched many lives with this wonderful website. I can only imagine what joy it would have been to know her personally. Those of you who were close to her are extremely blessed. (12/29/2008)
My condolences to you and your family and all the ThriftyFun members who will miss her. (12/29/2008)
Love and Prayers from us to you and your family. May the new year bring you peace, love from Washington , ~S and Family (12/29/2008)
I am so sorry to hear of Susan's passing. I have enjoyed Thrifty-fun for a while now. My sincere condolences go out to her family. She sounded like a really wonderful person, someone you would have liked to have as a close friend. I will continue to enjoy ThriftyFun, she left behind quite a legacy for many, many to enjoy and learn from. God Speed Susan, you are in God's arms now....REST IN PEACE (12/29/2008)
Oh, I'm so sad to hear of her passing. R.I.P. dear Susan, and thank you for your wonderful website and a life lived well- God Bless (12/29/2008)
I am so sorry to hear of Susan's death. I stumbled onto this web site several years ago, and became an instant fan of it. Susan and her sweet and kind ways made visiting it such a wonderful experience. She was always courteous and kind, and in this hustle-bustle world that's hard to find. Although I never knew her personally I feel that MANY of her friends WORLDWIDE will miss her. My condolences to the family. (12/29/2008)
By Sharon Shearer, Ky
Just wanted to let Susan's family know that she will be sorely missed by her internet friends as well as her real life ones. I will be praying for your families. (12/29/2008)
By ZINA FROM FLORIDA
I was saddened to hear of Susan's passing. My condolances to everyone who loved her - may you find comfort and peace in God's care for you loss. To Susan - thank you for this website. It is a huge accomplishment and you have touched and helped thousands and thousands of people. You will always be in peoples' thoughts and hearts. You obviously made the most of your life and didn't waste it. May you rest in peace. With love - Pat (12/29/2008)
By Pat Waddo
What a sad day! The Thrifty-fun family feels like they have lost a dear friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to Susan's family and her many friends. (12/29/2008)
I am so sorry for your lose of this lovely lady, I am sure that she will be sorely missed. In sympathy (12/29/2008)
Our sympathy to Susan's family, the staff of Thriftyfun.com, her friends, etc. We all will miss her terribly. I've not been online for a few days. I'd so hoped her condition was better. Just know she's in a much better place with our Lord.
Keep her legacy going. You're all family to me. God Bless You All.
Terri Henry, Pahrump, NV (12/29/2008)
I'm fairly new to this newsletter. But I sure appreciate that it is here.
I'm very sorry for the loss of the founder, Susan.
My prayers are with your family and co-workers at this sad time. (12/29/2008)
This is such a huge loss, I am so sorry. I am so grateful she started this site and shared these awesome tips with us. It has helped me countless times. Again, I am so sorry. (12/29/2008)
I am so saddened to learn of the death of our friend, Susan. Although we did not meet "face-to-face", Susan always made everyone her friend.
I am sorry for the loss to her family. It is so difficult to lose a loved one. She will be missed. But, Susan will live on! She will live through this great place...Thrifty Fun! She will always be remembered. Her many friends will remember her.
And we will remember that "she laughed 'til she cried!" What more could we ask for in a friend!
Barb in Tennessee
I have been such a fan of ThriftyFun. It has helped me in so many ways. I am so sorry for your loss, especially at this time of year. What a thoughtful person she must have been to have created such a special website that helps so many. My thoughts and prayers are with all those who knew and loved her.
~Janette in WV (12/29/2008)
Though I have not met Susan, she touched my in so many ways. I am so very sorry to read of her passing, may she rest in peace. She will not soon be forgotten. (12/29/2008)
I am so very sorry to hear of Susan's passing. She has touched my live in so many ways. I feel I have lost a life long friend. Goodbye Miss Susie (12/29/2008)
By Sandramorris1949 AT yahoo.com
To Susan's family--my thoughts and prayers. Her work on earth will not be forgotten. She helped so many people with just this website. (12/29/2008)
I am sorry to hear of Susan's passing. I have only known about the web site a few months, but I looked forward every day to her email. I won $15 for a baby sweater set. She gave me a better look of my self, and what I could do. I will pray for the family. Sincerely, Carleen (12/29/2008)
By Carlee4n Seyller
What a legacy she left. More profound than the so-called empires of the past. Aloha oe. (12/29/2008)
By pigeon toes
I am very sorry to hear of the loss of Susan. I love the bit you wrote about her. I am praying for the family.
Whatever I can do to help, I will. She has a wonderful site here, so it is up to us that love her to carry on the legacy.
arah M (12/29/2008)
I look daily for my favorite email and have been missing them. Reading that Susan was ill but sad enough, but now today I read of her passing.
My sympathy and prayers go out to each of her family, the staff of ThriftyFun, and the extended family of ThriftyFun fans. She will be missed by so many. God bless you all. Barbara from NC. (12/29/2008)
I've read your site daily since I found it a few years ago and find it to be a fabulous resource.
RIP Susan. God bless you and your family. (12/29/2008)
Thank You for watching over the family which Susan's passing has left behind, so that they can continue with what their mother began and help others to whom You have given opportunities to earn an income in this unique way, reaching many who need the advice. As the staff and family follow Your Golden Rule: "Do unto others as You would have others do unto you." and "Love others as yourself." (12/29/2008)
Sorry for your loss. I have only just found this site not long ago, but it is a wonderful place to find handy tips and hints. My prayers go out to the family. Crafters are one big family when we loose one, it feels like we lost part of us. (12/29/2008)
By Sandy C.
Wow I am so sorry to hear of our loss. I have been away for several days and didn't know she was ill. I am so very sorry. I thank God for thrifty fun.com. Many hours of enjoyment have been spent reading my email and responding to requests. (12/29/2008)
She will be in my prayers. I have learned a lot from this website. (12/29/2008)
May her new journey be filled with wonder and joy...
May the journey her family now faces be filled with her spirit...
And may we all walk our paths a little finer for having known her.
Blessed Be. (12/29/2008)
OMG I am shocked! My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. God bless you all! (12/29/2008)
Mere words can not express our sorrow, nor of our love for someone who has helped so many. She has helped people in so many ways, not merely by sharing tips on how to save money in these troubling times, but also by showing us that our SELF-worth is more then any combination of items that we could ever own. May the Divine lead her to the Summerlands of Peace, and ease the grief that we all feel deep in our hearts. Susan will be remembered with love forever.
BB-Krystal from Newton, Ia (12/29/2008)
I send my condolences on the passing of Susan. What a beautiful bright smile she has. She has brought so much love in this group and I look forward to reading the mail everyday. Blessings to the family. (12/29/2008)
I have so enjoyed Thrifyfun.com. and grateful for all Susan represented and passed on to us so willingly. I am so sorry for your loss. Would love to have met her. Maybe someday. . . I am grateful Susan's sons carry on her work. May God bless you all. (12/29/2008)
May all the good she did for all of us be remembered. I express condolence to all the family members and friends. May the good be spread to all and always! (12/30/2008)
What a wonderful legacy to leave behind--knowing that you have helped thousands of people and will continue to help more long after you are gone. If all of us could live up to this, the world would be a far better place. Her work will be appreciated for years. Her family must be so proud of all the lives she's touched. Thank You. And my deepest sympathy. (12/30/2008)
I am greatly saddened to learn of Sue's passing. I am not a young woman myself, but Sue's newsletter taught me much about life when I thought I already knew so much. (smile) I trust her work will continue beyond the grave in this newsletter and other work she has begun here on Earth. I have only the deepest respect for her life.
I hope those of you who grieve her passing will feel the love I send to you at this time. (12/30/2008)
By Carol in PA
A kind person and very thoughtful. She encouraged others and that is a special gift. My sympathies to her family.
Susan touched each one of us who enjoy ThriftyFun. I am certain we all learned something from these daily emails. I for one learned more than all the simple and inspirational tips, ideas, etc. ...I learned to share. Thank you Susan for that lesson, your job here was well done. God is proud of you... (12/30/2008)
I am very sorry to hear of Susan's passing. She sounds like such a terrific spirit who touched many lives. I hope her work will continue through others.
By Sue Carroll
I am so sorry to hear of Susan's death. My prayers go out to family, friends, and staff. She will be missed by so many. She has helped so many people with the ThriftyFun site. I could not wait everyday to recieve her newsletter. She will be greatly missed. God Bless you all. Cindy from Texas (12/30/2008)
Family, Thrifty Fun Staff and Friends,
I felt as if I knew Susan personally. Threw the newsletter we became connected. We shared emails and she was friend. Susan's inspiration and gift of sharing goes beyond words. She inspired us to share our gifts of creativity and knowledge of tried and true. She will be missed. May you all find peace and comfort of joy having the honor to have known this beautiful Lady. God be with you all and may the memories surround you always!
Jennifer Jager, California (12/30/2008)
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of Susan. She will surely be missed. (12/30/2008)
I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. An angel is on the wing. God bless. Cathy from MA (12/30/2008)
Words cannot express my condolences. Her picture shows a woman of joy and commitment to her craft and her family and friends. I was honored by her a few times by winning a few contests on Thriftyfun.com. She will be missed but as another post stated. What a legacy to leave behind. May God surround your family with His Love during your time of bereavement.
Love, WandaJoy (12/30/2008)
No words can be said to express the loss of a fine lady. (12/30/2008)
I'm numb with shock...
My sympathy to all of Susan's family at home and at Thriftyfun. God Bless all of you and keep you in His loving embrace
Oh my dear! I am so sorry - it is such a loss for you and for all of us who have been connected to thriftyfun - It has made a contribution to so many of the lives of us and all our readers. We never had a chance to meet - but we exchanged many pleasant emails and I was honored to represent thrftyfun in the L.A.Times a few months ago - through Susan. Her warm voice will be missed.
With my deepest sympathy - pam munro aka pamphyila (12/31/2008)
May God Bless and be with you and your family. Rest in peace with the Angels Susan. We will miss you. (12/31/2008)
By Marie B.
Go with the angels Susan...you will be sorely missed. My prayers and good thoughts are with your family and friends.
Marie Bowcut Utah (12/31/2008)
By Marie B
Haven't been on here for a few days, so, I just found about about Susan's passing. Am sooo very sorry to the family, friends and Thrifty Fun staff for your loss! May God grace you with his love and comfort in this most difficult of times. She will be sorely missed by us all! May you ALL be able to carry on her legacy. (12/31/2008)
So sorry to hear of Susans passing. I haven't been with the board long, but I like it. You can tell by this board that Susan like to help people, and she did it well. I would have loved to have met Susan, she just seems like an ideal person. She will be greatly missed, not only by her family and staff, but by her readers also. My greatest sympathy goes out to all her loved ones. I hope her work here will continue and inspire us all in some way. God Bless to all of you. SandyC (12/31/2008)
I was very sad today to learn that Susan had passed on. She was an inspiration to so many people and touched so many lives with this web site, for that we will forever be thankful and miss her terribly. There are no words for the loss of such a creatively wonderful spirit such as Susan. My heart and prayers are with her family, and those who knew her and shared this wonderful life she lead, her gift to us.
My heart goes out to all Susan's family. I will keep you all in my prayers. God bless you all and give you peace. (12/31/2008)
My prayers go out to the family. Susan will be greatly missed by all of us devoted readers. I have solved many household questions and quandries by reading this site. I hope the family will find the strength to continue the great work begun by their mother. May the new year bring peace and joy to all of you from the wonderful memories you have. (12/31/2008)
I am so very sorry for your loss. I will say a prayer for all of you tonight. (12/31/2008)
Please accept my condolences on the passing of Susan. What a wonderful blessing I have received in the short time I have been receiving the newsletter. I am grateful to Susan in founding Thriftyfun! I appreciate all the effort put into making this website the informative and wonderful place that it is.
May God give you strength to get through this difficult time and peace in your hearts as you continue to heal.
Blessings, Brenda (12/31/2008)
I am so sorry for your loss. Susan sounded like a wonderful woman that touched all our lives. Good job with ThriftyFun, it is a keeper. Thanks for starting it for us, a great memorial to Susan. (12/31/2008)
By Judith W.
My heart joins everyone who celebrates this fabulous woman...her life...what she gave and what she has left behind for all of us to continue to enjoy! Thank you Ms Susan! May you soar in peace with the eagles for all eternity! (01/01/2009)
Thank you Susan, for creating a community of Kindness. People from all over the globe are willing to take time to offer help and encouragement to perfect strangers. Your work has drawn us together, and renewed our faith in people. Though you are not in this World any longer, I believe that you are hearing these words may your memory be blessed as one of kindness and giving.
Brigitte in Israel (01/01/2009)
God be with the family of Susan, I feel like I have lost a member of my family. You will be missed Susan. Brigid (01/01/2009)
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss of such a beautiful and talented lady. There are no words to help with the healing of your pain. From experience I must say that only as each day unfolds it gets a little easier to bare. Remember when things get unbearable you only have to close your eyes and feel the love of millions of hugs around you. Take care.
Hugs Mrs. B Schultz (01/01/2009)
I am so sorry to hear about Susan. I have enjoyed thriftyfun since I found out about it. I LOVE this site, our prayers go out to Susan's family. What a wonderful lady. (01/01/2009)
My thoughts are with you regarding Susan. Although I did not know her, she sounded like a very wonderful lady. She did an awesome job on the Thirtyfun site. I will miss her very much as I have learned so much from this site. I look forward to this site everyday. (01/01/2009)
By Elaine K.
I am sorry to read about Susan's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. (01/02/2009)
deepest sympathy in the passing of Susan.My heart is with you all. (01/03/2009)
I love this site! Thank you Susan and family for making it happen. RIP sweet lady!
My deepest sympathies to Sue's family and friends. Susan's legacy will go on, as her website continues to help many of us stretch our dollars as far as possible in these tough economic times. (01/03/2009)
So sorry to hear about Susan's passing. My prayers are with you. May God give you the strength to get through this trying time. Anita (01/04/2009)
I am so shocked. I have been out of state and not read my emails.Susan and I emailed on several occasions. while we weren't close friends. i sent her emails on a regular basis and she helped with a personal problem I had awhile back.I will truly miss her (01/04/2009)
I just learned of Susan's passing tonight, and I'm very saddened by the news. I recently lost a loved one, and it's so very, very hard to bear. May you find the support you all need in your family and friends, to get you through this difficult time.
While the pain will ease as time passes, when it seems unbearable, think of the good times you shared. I did this when each of my parents and husband passed. It helped me so much get through the days. I also realize it's easy to say, but hard to do. God will be with you in this time of sorrow and will help you through.
Susan will be missed, not only by her family, but also by the people who read Thrifty Fun. I enjoy every issue.
Keep up the good work.
Jo Ann (01/05/2009)
I just became aware of Susan's passing upon returning from the Holidays. My heart goes out to Susan's family and friends at this difficult time. Enjoy the memories of special times and happy moments. (01/05/2009)
So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you. (01/05/2009)
Susan would have been my kindred spirit. I wish I could have met her. What a wonderful eulogy of a great woman who followed up on her ideas, unlike many of us who only do lip service to our dreams. I'm moved and inspired more than you know to step out in faith to believe that what one thinks really matters and can be such a help and inspiration to so many, as was hers to us. Blessings on her family. Carol Vitu (01/06/2009)
She will always be alive! Thanks Susan for sharing everything with all of us we all LOVE this site! (01/06/2009)
Thank you, Susan for making this website, and all your hard work. I love all the sharing of frugal ideas here. God bless your family and friends, x (01/07/2009)
Her life was worthwhile! May we remember Susan when we read and post, and follow her example in living thoughfully and helping others to do so. (01/07/2009)
By Cathy S
I will try to do as Suz would want me to do. I will try to live up to the example she has set. For the people who were not privileged to have met with her every Wednesday morning for the last eight years, she said her greatest accomplishment were her children. I agree they are a testament to her, and their sorrow and loss is beyond belief.
I have lost my sister, my friend, my mentor and I am so lucky I was able to know her and share a bit of her wonderful life.
By Bill Burgess
Susan my sister, my mentor, my friend I agree your children are what you thought were your greatest works. There is no doubt you were one of the Creators greatest works.
I will not see you each Wednesday morning anymore but you will ALWAYS be with thoes of us who were lucky enough to have you as a friend.
I will miss your unending support and unique insight. (01/07/2009)
May I offer my deepest sympathy to her family and friends. I was so sorry to hear of this loss. (01/08/2009)
Thank you for thriftyfun.com Susan. It was a wonderful gift to humanity. The works in your life have benefit millions. Thanks for making a difference. (01/10/2009)
I would like to offer my condolences.
Regards, Vivienne B. (01/10/2009)
My heart...thoughts, and prayers go to all of you and the family for such a great loss. She will be missed by all. (01/11/2009)
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am so thankful for this site, which helps my family and I daily, and would like to send my thoughts and prayers to all who loved Susan, who sounds like a wonderful and very special person. May you feel comfort and peace in this difficult time.
Susan's life has sure touched a lot of others' including mine.
My heartfelt condolences to all her friends and family.
God bless you all.
I just wanted to convey to you all my deepest sympathies on the loss of Susan, the founder of Thriftyfun.com. I can only imagine the joy she put in your hearts as a friend and an inspiration. From what I have read about her, she would be my kind of people and it is always a privilege to know someone who offers so much love and creativity to those around her. God bless you all in Jesus name, Amen. Anatole
What a heartbreaking discovery to read that Susan has passed away! I am saddened beyond words! My deepest sympathy to all of you who loved her so much and were her family, whether by blood or by choice. I know I will always remember her and will think of her each time I log on to ThriftyFun from now on. She will be missed by thousands of her loyal ThriftyFun friends. (01/15/2009)
I barely remember you Sue, as the last time I saw you I was about 10-- but my Dad loved you and so without say I do as well. You were with him during his last memories and for that you are an Angel in my heart. Everything I have read about you tells a story I never knew, and wish somehow I had known. You seem like you were such a loving individual and true friend to many. I will consider you family for all time. It breaks me to hear this news. I wish I had known you better. :( Much love and sorrow combined,
By Christopher K.
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