Susan Mary Snow Flack was passionate about faith, family, friends, fellowship and food. She loved Jesus Christ and she poured out her life into loving people. Susie, a lifelong area resident, died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Good Samaritan Moscow Village. Her patience, grace, and joy in the furnace of suffering over the last 5 ½ years touched countless people, and added many new names to the extraordinary list of those whose lives were changed by Susie’s influence. She lived her faith visibly: intently listening and talking to, comforting, training, mentoring, hugging, teasing, and often feeding, the hundreds and hundreds of those blessed to be loved by her. She was feisty and fun, and brought much laughter into life.
Susie was born September 28, 1938 at Gritman Hospital to Harold M. and Vivian (Wilson) Snow. She grew up and attended Moscow schools, graduating from Moscow High School. She then enrolled at the University of Idaho, graduating with a BA in Business.
Susie and Jack E. Flack were married at the Presbyterian Church in Moscow on September 14, 1959. In 1961 they moved to Lacrosse, WA to work on her parents’ ranch. In 1969 they built their current home on Snow Road on original homestead property first settled by her great grandparents in 1877. She then threw herself into the joys of being a farm wife, raising her four children, cooking, gardening, canning, driving truck, and raising German Shorthair puppies with Jack.
Susie was active in 4-H in her youth and was a 4-H leader as her family grew. She was a proud member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority while at the UI. During summer, she loved spending time at the family cabin on Chatcolet Lake, where she often demonstrated her water skiing skill, and shared her love of skiing by teaching others. In the winters she planned many family snow skiing trips to McCall and Schweitzer. Susie was devoted to serving her church community, Evangelical Free Church of the Palouse, and touched many lives through her involvement in community Bible studies. She was legendary for her love of food, for preparing enormous farm-style meals, and for collecting and sharing recipes.
Susie is survived by her husband of 59 years, Jack, and her children, Christine (Greg) Schultz of Moscow, Todd (Krystal) Flack of Powell Butte, OR, Lorna (Dan) Druffel of Colton and Andrew (Laurie) Flack of Valleyford, WA. She also leaves 14 thoroughly adored grandchildren and three great grandchildren (and another due shortly), as well as her brother, Sherman (Barbara) Snow of Puyallup, WA. She was preceded in death, in childhood, by her brother, Robert Snow. She is preceded in New Life by her beloved savior, Jesus Christ.
Viewing will be at Short’s Funeral Chapel in Moscow on Monday and Tuesday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM both days. A private graveside service will be at the Moscow Cemetery.
The memorial service will be at 1:30 PM Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the Evangelical Free Church, 4812 Airport Road, Pullman, WA. Refreshments and a time of fellowship will follow.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Evangelical Free Church of the Palouse or to Logos School in Moscow.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow, and online condolences may be sent to www.shortsfuneralchapel.net.