Aug. 20, 1975 - Oct. 25, 2017

Private burial rites were held for Susan Rae Akers, 42, of Chiloquin, (formerly of North Bend) at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary.

Susan was born Aug. 20, 1975 and passed away Oct. 25, 2017 in Coos Bay after a three year struggle with cancer.  She was raised and educated along the southern Oregon coast.  She attended schools in Port Orford, Langlois, and Bandon.  She became licensed as a dog groomer and worked at Bubbles and Bows and later for Noah’s Ark.  She was married to Steve Hester and to this union was born their daughter, Rebecca.  They later divorced.  Susan met and married Steven Akers.  They had two children, Lanora and Chance.  Steve passed away in 2005.

Susan and the children moved to Chiloquin where they raised sheep, alpacas and horses.

She is survived by her three children; daughters, Rebecca Hester and Lanora Akers, and her son, Chance Akers; parents, Memphis and Donna Hadden; brother, Rick and Julie Kimberly.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Steven Akers; brothers, Mark Hadden and Randy Kimberly.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, 405 Elrod Ave., Coos Bay, Oregon 541-267-4216.

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