Longtime Crook County resident and businesswoman Suzette Livingston, 67, of Sundance, died June 10, 2018, at the Sundance Hospital after a battle with ALS. Celebration of life will be Saturday, June 30, 2018, 10 a.m. at the new Sundance Elementary gymnasium.
Luncheon will follow at the gym. All friends and family are invited to help the family celebrate this wonderful life.
Suzette Livingston was born June 7, 1951 and died June 10, 2018.
In 1976, she married John A. Moline Jr. To this union her three precious children were born, John A Moline IV in 1977, Rachael R. Fross in 1981 and Jenna L. Moline in 1984. Divorce followed.
Then, in 2012, she married the love of her life, Perry E. Livingston.
She came to Crook County as the Extension Home Economist for the University of Wyoming in 1974 but resigned in 1980 due to government intervention. She stayed home with her children for ten years and did Creative Circle sales until the company went bankrupt.
Feeling the need to go back to school, she drove to Rapid City and accomplished her Masters of Education in 1990. That same fall, Farm Bureau came knocking at her door and, after much soul searching, she decided to become an agent with MWFB and then Western Farm Bureau Life in Denver, Colorado.
During her lifetime, she was a 4-H leader, spoke for Christian women’s clubs and was involved in starting a club in Crook County upon her return in 1984. She was privileged to continue her education earning three designations: LUTCF, CLU and RICP. She believed in lifelong education.
She served as treasurer for Ogden Driskill’s campaign, county chair for her lifetime friend Mike Enzi and participated actively in the Republican Party both at the county and state levels.
Suzette believed you had to live your life with no regrets and that people didn’t care how much you knew until they knew how much you cared. She built her business on those principles.
She felt fortunate to live in Crook County where people were honest and caring. Her accomplishments are not as important as the work she did, including serving as liaison for those who needed estate planning – and frankly, who doesn’t?
She practiced her trade by buying the very products she recommended for her clients, including disability, life insurance, annuities and long term care, which served her and those she wanted to protect very well. She leaves a legacy for those she loved as well as those she served.
Her survivors include beloved husband Perry Livingston; son, John A. Moline IV; three grandsons, John A. Moline V, Preston Moline and Ramsey Moline and Nycole Barker of Sheridan, Wyoming; daughters, Rachael R. Fross (Zac) of Cheyenne, Wyoming and Jenna Moline of Casper, Wyoming; brothers, Gary (Susanne), DeWayne (Cathy) and Mark Hinz; many nieces and nephews. And the awesome friends she chose. Thank you for being her friends.