Sue-SF2Sue was a much-loved member of the PFP community, and we will miss her!  She was an important volunteer, serving as the Denver Sale coordinator for 20 years, and was always enthusiastic to do outreach and contribute in other ways as well.  Her firm and positive commitment to our mission – both the filter program and the work with Nicaraguan potters – was enduring and inspiring.  One of her final acts in this life was to help with the First Annual Santa Fe sale in early October 2015.

Sue Howell & Penny Truitt at Santa Fe Clay, October 2015


Sue was a potter, a teacher, a musician;  a mother and grandmother, a sister and aunt, a friend to many.  Throughout her life, Sue was a lover of animals, including an orphan fawn who she bottle fed in her early twenties, and the two ferrets and a dog with whom she shared her home most recently.


She died peacefully in home hospice on November 27, 2015 from a rare bacterial brain infection after spending more than a month in a coma.  It is with great sadness that we say goodbye.  Paz, amiga!