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Rene, Claudia and Phibie Lou Fichtmueller

I've known Susan from conference-presentations up to a certain day X. It was one day in April 2018 when Fearghas invited me to Boston to talk to me about Flexoptix. A trip with a stop-over via Reykjavík and a connection to Boston. Fearghas, I've known a few days...

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Jim Angell

Jim Angell

Sue was one of my best friends in the world. We shared our frustrations as correspondents in distant lands (well, 50 miles away or so) at the same newspaper in eastern Washington. We cheered each other on through our advancements and consoled each other when we went...

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Rosa Monroe

Rosa Monroe

Dear Susan, I still remember you were biking by my side at MV last month, I still can hear your laughing on the ferry way back. How I wish we could bike again ! I will always remember you and miss you!

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Falk von Bornstaedt

So sad to hear about her passing away. I think I last met Susan at the RIPE meeting in Rotterdam. Always very nice conversations with a talented woman.

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Laurie Dunham Kroes

Laurie Dunham Kroes

Here is always-cheerful Sue at a WWU journalism picnic, probably 1978. We lost touch for a while, but reconnected when I arrived at Microsoft as a technical editor. By then she had left journalism and was a network engineer. I...

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Chris Whyte

I met Susan back in 2001 when I joined Microsoft. We ended up working together for the next ~7 years (often on the same team). There was a small core group of us who were very close and spent quite a bit of time together. I can't even begin to count the number of...

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Linda Baker Freepons

Linda Baker Freepons

Sue Taylor, as she was known in 1982, was the first friend I met after moving to Sunnyside, WA. We were both bureau reporters working for competing newspapers (but covering different beats) and lived in adjacent rental houses. Initially, our friendship was rooted in...

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Regis Donovan

I met Susan when she started at Microsoft and we worked together in the networking group for a while. We drifted apart when I moved to Boston in late 2001, but when she moved out here, she reached out and we would occasionally get together for lunch etc. She was - to...

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Scott Murphy

Susan was a friendly neighbor and all around happy person - the time that our deaf Bulldog jumped into her car with Victoria and the flat out laughter and smiles that were coming from Susan are a vivid reminder of her Joie De vivre - I will miss her

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Anonymous 2

Hello, I am terribly sorry to hear about the loss of Susan Forney. She was such an amazing, upbeat person. When I started at Microsoft 16 years ago, we worked together for a short time on the same team before she shifted to another team within Microsoft. However, we...

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Anonymous 1

Hello, You do not know me, but I was a friend of Susan. I meet her about 20 years ago when I joined Microsoft networking team. Susan was very welcoming and showed a lot of compassion toward me and helped me navigate a very challenging environment, she was not only a...

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