Dec. 21, 1927 - June 6, 2019
Susie Jane Wilcox Banks passed away on June 6, 2019 in Longmont at age 91.
She was born December 21, 1927 in Rockport, Arkansas.She was the first child of Doyle L. Wilcox, and Julia Jane (Hoskins) Wilcox. Susie was a graduate of Malvern High School (Malvern, AR) and earned a BA degree from Hendrix College (Conway, AR) in 1947.
In August 1947, Susie married C. Wayne Banks, a United Methodist minister and educator. The young Banks couple were the proud parents of a son and daughter. Susie was a homemaker and minister’s wife during their childhood. Her career at WFAA-TV (Dallas,TX) began in 1970.
Following her retirement in 1990, they moved to Colorado to be near their daughter and granddaughters. Susie and Wayne enjoyed their life and home in Gunbarrel. Hers was a familiar face in the community, and she was a friend to neighbors young and old.Gardening was among her favorite activities Her gardens provided an abundance of food and flowers for many to enjoy.
She is survived by her son, Charles W. Banks, Jr., of Sulphur, LA and daughter, Jane E. Banks Roberts of Longmont; two granddaughters, Julia J. Wollenhaupt Mulholland (Dave Mulholland) of Austin, TX, and Whitney J. Nutter of Longmont. She is also survived by her sister, Modine Pawlak of Sun Lakes, AZ. Her husband of 59 years died in 2007. She is also predeceased by her parents, brother Carl D. Wilcox, and sister Ruth Wilcox Brandenburg.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, July 12th at D-Barn Reception Hall, 136 S. Main St., Longmont.
At her request, Susie’s body has been gifted to the Anatomical Board of the State of Colorado to be used for the purpose of teaching and research in the training of physicians at the University of Colorado Medical Center.