Susanne E. Steinmetz February 12, 1937 – March 23, 2016

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 Celebration of Life: April 23, 2016, at 1:00 P.M., – Veteran’s Memorial Building, 74 W. 6th Street, Gilroy, CA 95020.
 Susanne E. Steinmetz passed away, surrounded by her family. 
 Susanne was born and raised in Gilroy, CA. She was employed with the City of Gilroy for 45 years. She started part time, in 1952, at 15 years old, assisting then City Clerk, Graydon Carr with typing and filing. In 1956, at 19 years old, she was the youngest person, hired full time as the City Clerk of Gilroy where she remained until she retired in August 1997. 
 Susanne lived out her retirement in Grants Pass, OR for the past 19 years.
 She is preceded in death by her mother, Daisy Eddys Thomas and father, James Benjamin Thomas.  
 She is survived by her children, Jill Steinmetz, Jayne Steinmetz, Thom (Carla) Steinmetz, and Tym Steinmetz. Grandchildren, Justin Elliott, Josh Elliott, and Olivia Steinmetz. Sisters, Margaret (Steven) Wolford and Debbie Thomas. Many nieces and nephews, including Michael Valdez, Michele Valdez, Spencer Hensey, and Emma Hensey. Many friends and family, especially Gary, Susan, and Joe Steinmetz.

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