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Susan Zimmerman

Susan Ann Zimmerman, August 13, 1946 to January 3, 2012. Once in a while you meet someone whose life touches others in a special way and Susan Zimmerman was one of those people. Born Susan Ann Hollenbaugh in Naval Hospital of San Diego, California, to parents Janice and Robert Hollenbaugh, Susan grew up with her sister, Nancy. She was a horse crazy, “wild about the western way of life” cowgirl. although Susan lived the majority of her life in San Diego she longed for the Texas lifestyle and was planning to buy her dream ranch and move there in her retirement. The award winning horsewoman spent her spare time honing her riding skills and training her Appaloosa horses with her friends. Susan was an active member of the Calizona Appaloosa Horse Club and spent many hours announcing at horse shows and manning the entry gate for the club.

Susan had a personal relationship with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and lived according to her faith and the creed of her favorite movie star, Hopalong Cassidy, which included being kind to animals, truthful at all times, respectful of her parents and proud to be an American. A celebration of her life is being planned. She will be missed by those who loved her and those whose path was touched by hers.

Photo: Susan showing her yearling filly, Rockin Yer Dreams, aka Dazzle, to a Reserve World Championship in 2002.

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