Susan Swanbeck

Susan Swanbeck died Oct. 13, 2023.

Susan Swanbeck of Enumclaw passed away on October 13, 2023, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

She lived a remarkable life as a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and friend, touching the lives of everyone she knew.

Susan was born in Tracy, Minnesota in 1948 to David and Sheryl Swanbeck and moved to Enumclaw in 1964. During her senior year at Enumclaw High School she was crowned Enumclaw Rodeo Princess.

Shortly after graduating in 1966, she married Harry Fisher and embraced her calling as a mother to Tracy and Scott. As a young mother, her life was devoted to horse shows, motor cross, and activities.

She later married Dennis Hagan and they welcomed twins, Kaycee and Richard, filling their days with sports, camping, and road trips. As her twins started kindergarten, Susan returned to college, eventually earning a bachelor’s degree from CentralWashington University in 1996.

While she always considered Enumclawher home, she loved to wander and lived in numerous places throughout her adventurous life, including Renton, Ellensburg, Texas, Surprise, Spokane, and Cusick, making friends and memories everywhere she touched down.

Susan never met a challenge she could not tackle.

Her exceptional talent was starting new businesses, many with her sister Peggy, including coffee stands, paintball fields, rental properties, and a bed and breakfast lodge.

She could run a tractor, ride a horse, and drive a motorhome pulling a trailer.

She was never without a list, and visitors to her home were often greeted with a hug and their own chores list.

Despite her numerous accomplishments, Susan always believed that her greatest achievementwas her family, especially her children and grandchildren.

Susan is survived by her siblings, Peggy (Erv) Kuntz, Patsy (Gene) Parkhurst, Arthur (Danae) Swanbeck, children, Tracy (Scott) Staab, Kaycee (Anton) Schweikl, Richard (Ashley) Hagan, and grandchildren, Emily, Ian, Darrian, AJ, and Magnolia, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her son, David Scott Fisher.

Susan made the world a better place and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved her. A memorial service was held on October 20th. Please share a memory of Susan on the tribute wall at