Melinda (Mindy) Dee Suydam

Melinda Dee Suydam

Melinda Dee Suydam

Melinda (Mindy) Dee Suydam passed away unexpectedly on March 27th, 2017 in Seattle WA at the age 50. She was born on January 13, 1967 in Kodiak, Alaska. Mindy moved from Alaska to Woodway, WA with her family at the age of 7 where she graduated from Woodway High School in 1985.

Mindy was a traveling soul who loved visiting places across the country and abroad; she even settled in a few places like, LA, New York and Louisiana, but her heart always brought her back to Seattle. Mindy loved the Seattle vibe, and The Old Spaghetti Factory was her favorite where she enjoyed her birthday dinner before they closed down. Mindy loved to read (she always had a book in her hand), but what was most precious in her life were her children and grandchildren.

Mindy is proceeded in death by her grandparents; Art and Alta Bowen, & Gordon and Nellie Shaw.

Survived by her children; Sarina, River and Stoney. Her grandchildren; Jefferson and a baby girl on the way (Vera), Her parents; Sheila Rairdon and Glenn Suydam, and her Siblings; Sheri, Dayna and Shannon, her Stepparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.

Travel on Mindy, we love and miss you and will see you again

4 Responses to “Melinda (Mindy) Dee Suydam”

  • Dayna Barnhart says:

    Bright eyes, smiling, protecting, warm and kind, loves the smells of fall, funny laughing, enduring embrace, loves music; The Who, Rolling Stones, Motley Crew, Guns & Roses, and Nirvana, Batcaver days, Seattle, Books in hand always reading, never failing, Traveling spirit but grounded to your family’s embrace. Oh so loving your family and friends, but when precious children came calling first 1, then 2, then 3 most important to your hearts content, your soul, your soft spirit, you’re everything, then comes a baby grand, bursting love, more souls content, more everything. Oh how amazing you got to have that special love a grandmothers arms warms embrace.
    Now your in that special place, oh hearts breaking such sadness, and tears but most of all love and memories will hold dear. Oh my sweet sister I wish you were here but Go free traveling sprit, be free, be at peace and spread your wings, see everything! Be the angel, the essence in the air, the soft whispers will know is here. Still grounded to your family, your friends, your everything, your hearts content. Good bye My sweet sister, a Daugter, a Auntie, a Mother, a Niece, a Cousin, a Friend. Good bye Melinda Dee, Min, Mindy we love you and will see you again.

    With much love always, your Pookie

  • Dan Barnhart says:

    I will always remember the times you would fly home to seattle and stay with Dayna and I. I loved the way you would always spoil my kids especially the cool clothes you would bring them… love you Min… I’ll miss you

  • Sheri Alley says:

    One of my favorite times Mindy was when you came to visit me in Florida. We had such fun taking modeling pictures with one another. It was a beautiful time. I wish I would’ve told you more often and how much I loved you and missed your visits. You will forever be in my thoughts, may rest in peace my sweet sister.

  • Tom Tonne says:

    Mindy was a kind soul and always good to me in school. Her spirit to travel seemed to come early in life and she loved music. Sting from British band the Police was one of her crushes at the time as I recall, but The band The Who was a big draw for her. I’m writing this now, as I had not heard of her passing and was heart broken to do so now! I last saw her at a cabana party in the 1990’s and was greeted with a huge hug and warm talk. I have always thought of her as one of the best people I knew in my youth. To all her children and grandchildren please know that Mindy was a super kind soul when she was young. She didn’t let social divides stop her from making friends and because of that I had the distinct pleasure of being blessed with her friendship. With the wings of an angel I bet you are traveling now sister!

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