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Susan Ruth Korey

October 28, 1941 - April 9, 2021


Susan Ruth Korey, known by friends and family as “Snoo,” passed away Friday, April 9, 2021, after a protracted period of dementia. Three loving family members were grateful to be at her side as she died. 


Daughter of Florence Korey Clement and Dr. Herman Korey and a graduate of the University of Washington, Susan worked during her professional life in both the transportation and  telecommunications industries as a research analyst. Later, she was an active volunteer for Jewish Family & Child Service and National Council of Jewish Women, the Rental Sales Gallery associated with the Portland Art Museum and Portland Homeless Family Solutions. 


She and her loving sister and longtime companion for years enjoyed Friday night dinners at Cafe Mingo, Friends of Chamber Music in the winter and Chamber Music Northwest in the summer. 


Susan was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Merritt Linn. She is survived by her sister, Nikki (Stuart) Director; nieces, Jenn Director (David) Knudsen and Abby Director; four great-nieces; and the family of Merritt’s whom she adopted,  daughter, Jodi (Ken) Coleman; son, Keith (Lisa Ludwig) Linn and their children. 


An intimate graveside burial occurred April 12, 2021. Thank you for considering a gift in Snoo’s memory to Jewish Family  & Child Service’s TASK program or Portland Homeless Family Solutions.

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