Susan Polanco

Obituary of Susan B. Polanco

Susan “Sue’ Bernice Lamb Polanco, was born July 1, 1949 to Chester and Beatrice Lamb, in Sacramento, CA.  She passed away on August 19,2022, at Pete Moore Hospice House in Eugene, OR, from Liver Cancer.

Sue was preceded in death by her mother Beatrice Lamb and father & stepmother Chester (Mary) Lamb, as well as her younger brother Gary Lamb.  She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Luis “Louie” Polanco, SR, her daughter Laura Polanco, of Springfield, OR, her son Luis Polanco, JR of Springfield, OR, 4 grandchildren, Adam (Wendi) Erck, of Omaha, NE, Martin Erck, of Springfield, OR, Meredith Erck, of Springfield, OR and Luis Polanco, III, of Eugene, OR, 2 sisters, Sharan (George) Winegar, of Elk Grove, CA, Karen Hovland, of Sacramento, CA and a brother Dale Lamb, of Klamath Falls, OR, and several nieces and nephews.

Sue graduated from Hiram W. Johnson High School in Sacramento, CA in 1967, Sue and Louie met 67 years ago in their neighborhood, it was love at first sight for 6-year-old Sue, 12-year-old Louie however was not interested in girls yet, Sue finally caught him and married him March 9, 1968. They moved to Springfield, OR from Fremont, CA in December 1980.

 Sue was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, and friend.  She was kind, loving, caring, giving, humble, grateful, and always enthusiastic and ready for the next adventure. She always made herself available to help any of her family and friends whenever they needed it, sometimes going without to make sure they had what they needed.  She enjoyed volunteering at the Church and her children’s schools, she was a Girl Scout leader for 12 years and an assistant 4-H leader for several years.

Sue and Louie loved to travel and explore, taking the backroads across the country to get to their destinations to see all the nooks and crannies of America.  They also enjoyed camping whether it was in the mountains or at the coast, although the coast was their favorite spot.  Spending time with her family was the most important to Sue.

Her absence will leave a hole in all of our lives.

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