Susan Hackett

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Susan Hackett was born in Alhambra, CA.  Her father Harry Simmons was a Commissioned Officer in the United States Navy and her mother Mary Simmons was a talented artist.  Susan was destined to become a creator having been born from a mother and grandmother of artistic backgrounds and a brother with an accomplished photography career.

She met Donald Hackett New Years Eve 1968 and they became fast friends which later lead to a deep rooted and unshakable love.  Eight years later Susan accepted  Donald's proposal by saying, "When?" and they were married on October 22, 1977.

Susan always wanted to be a mother and an artist and she ensured to make all of her dreams come true.

Art was Susan's true passion and her life's calling.  She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts in 1971.

In April of 1989 her family grew by one with the arrival of a rambunctious and lively baby girl, named Tatiana.

Susan was a skilled and very accomplished artist both on and off the canvas.  Her love for all kinds of art  knew no limits. This included her love of music as she sang in the choir at the Christ Episcopal Church in Alameda.

She was an active member of the The Mother Lode Art Association of Sonora and the Frank Bette Center For the Arts of Alameda.


Susan followed her dreams and was in constant support of others being able to do the same. She thrived when helping people become who they wanted to be and achieve their own dreams.


Her love truly knew no bounds.


She is survived by her spouse (Donald Hackett), child (Tatiana Maria Hackett), and grandchildren (Maleena Belle, Liyliana Melody, and Richard King).

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Susan was the definition of GRACE and LOVE and will always be remembered as a
beautiful soul in all of our hearts.