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Susan Marie Sloan

Susan Marie Sloan

Susan Marie Sloan, 56, of Tooele, Utah, passed away on October 6, 2023, after an 18-year battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her family and will be missed.

Sue was born to Robert and Mary Wilms on October 20, 1966, in Elgin, Illinois, where she grew up with her two sisters, Tracey and Roberta. In 1985, she met Michael Sloan and together were married at St Paul’s United Church of Christ in Elgin, Illinois in August of 1986. Together they had three beautiful daughters, Ashley, Emily, and Cassandra.

In 1997, after vacationing in the mountains of Utah, the family moved from Illinois to Utah. Sue loved living in Utah and enjoyed being in the mountains.

Sue enjoyed doing crafts and was a gifted artist who loved sharing her passion with others. She started a YouTube channel called SuesMandalas, with over 31,000 followers, producing hundreds of tutorials for others to learn Dot Mandala Painting. She found great comfort and serenity in painting during her fight with cancer and other health problems and decided she wanted to help others feel that comfort during their struggles.

During her years of fighting Vulvar Cancer, she felt it was her mission to educate and spread the word to other women who might be struggling with the same types of symptoms she had and hopefully assist them in finding the proper diagnosis and treatment sooner than she did. She would tell others if you were having any kind of problem see a Gynecological Oncologist immediately.

Sue was preceded in death by her father, Robert Wilms, her sister, Tracey Wilms, and her nephew Eric Luna.

Sue is survived by her husband of 38 years Michael, her three daughters, Ashley (James, Emily), Emily (Martin), Cassandra, and stepson Michael. Her Mother Mary Wilms and her sister Roberta Luna. Her grandchildren, who filled her heart with love, Jonathan, Seth, Vincent, Samantha, Connor, Alyson, Eric, and Ky, and several nieces, and nephews.

Our Family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Kate Harris, from Huntsman Cancer Institute, for her love, compassion, care, and friendship in treating Sue. Words cannot describe the love and appreciation we feel for you.

Thank you to the nurses and staff at Huntsman Cancer Institute for making us feel like family and not just a patient. Your patience, support, and guidance kept our family going for years.

Thank you to Huntsman at Home and CNS Hospice Care for your help and concern in Sues final journey. You allowed us to spend time with Sue and understand what was happening.

Our Hospice Nurse, Merrilly, guided our choices and gave us the honest answers we did not always want to hear, but needed to hear to make Sues transition at the end as painless and peaceful as possible. She stayed with Sue till the end, making sure she was comfortable.

Arrangements in care of Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Home & Cremation Center. 435-884-3031

66 Comments

  • Sheila Jaworski Posted October 8, 2023 12:07 pm

    We’ll miss her terribly. I’m so sorry for your loss!

  • Ruth Kervin Posted October 8, 2023 1:09 pm

    Mrs Sloan’s channel popped up on my feed the night she said goodbye. She touched my heart in those minutes. I also subscribed that night. I will pray for the Holy Spirit to bring comfort and strength. God Bless- RuthK

    • Same here Posted October 27, 2023 1:33 am

      This page just popped up on my screes
      My condolences
      A wondrous spirit she remains

    • Dudi Posted March 16, 2024 10:32 pm

      same happened to me just now. I also lost my Brother in February. hope they are resting well in God blessings.

      • AK Posted April 25, 2024 8:22 pm

        This page just popped up for me too and now i am subscribed. Watching that goodbye video makes me want to start mandala painting. She seemed like a nice, lovely lady. I am terribly sorry for your loss.

  • Veronica J. Valentini Posted October 8, 2023 2:03 pm

    Oh Mike, I’m so so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with Sue, you and your children. Please look for signs in the coming weeks from Sue. This will be her, letting you know she is alright and still with you. I’m so sorry. God bless you, please hang in there for the children.

  • Alfreda Posted October 8, 2023 2:12 pm

    I’m one of the many people Sue touched with her art and videos. It was a privilege to know about her work and her journey. My sincere condolences to her family.

  • Kira Lopez Posted October 8, 2023 2:54 pm

    I came across Sue’s final message to her followers, and the title, “Goodbye to all my friends” struck me as something worth my time and attention. I needed to know what this “Goodbye” meant, and why Goodbye, to all her friends?

  • major Posted October 8, 2023 2:56 pm

    You dont know me but much love to the family of sue, i hope you all have an amazing day

  • sam Posted October 8, 2023 3:08 pm

    my condolences to you all and RIP sue

  • Norma Muñoz Posted October 8, 2023 3:35 pm

    I have only watched 2 of sue’s youtube videos … and I was shocked to see that she had cancer and made a goodbye video , I made a comment on the video on October 6th 2023 , and I’m sorry to hear in the update that she died the day I made my comment. She is in a better place now relieved from her pain and I wish sue and her family and Friends the best wishes. I love you guys and I love sue.

  • Courtney Posted October 8, 2023 5:50 pm

    Hello, My names Courtney I’m 24 and I did not know Sue personally but I got to know her through her art on YouTube. She was a gift to this world and the bright light in her will be forever immortalized on her channel. I along with so many other deeply cared about Sue and will truly miss her. I wish Sues family much love and a wonderful future. You guys deserve the world. We were lucky to have all had the chance to know Sue. Rest in Peace Sue

  • Darcy Posted October 8, 2023 6:38 pm

    I appreciated every moment she spent helping others learn. She also shared her journey and gave us a chance to see her strength. She will be greatly missed in the art community. My sincere condolences

  • Diane Chavez Posted October 8, 2023 8:38 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Sue was an exceptional teacher with Mandala dot art. Such a sweet and kind woman and she will be missed by the dotting community. Rest In Peace Sue 💙💫💙😘

  • Kristina Brown Posted October 8, 2023 9:21 pm

    Sue made an incredible impact on my life, I will miss her dearly. She had inspired me to paint again. Praying for Sue’s family!!

  • WD Dilly Posted October 9, 2023 12:18 am

    I am so sorry to Sue’s family and all who knew her. She seemed like such a lovely human being and will be greatly missed. My condolences and may she rest in peace.

  • Julia Sahota Posted October 9, 2023 1:09 am

    She made a mark worldwide with her sharing of her art. Many a day I relaxed and dotted with her tutorials as my guide. She will be missed.

  • Stella Conway Posted October 9, 2023 6:58 am

    I only came across her YouTube chanel on the day she posted that she was going to hospice. What a talented lady ive watched many of her tutorials and will keep on watching till i perfect the art. Condolences to you and yours thinking of you in this sad time. From South Africa.

  • Belle Cerezo Carpino Posted October 9, 2023 9:52 am

    Dear family. I am another one of the many people Sue touched with her art and videos. It was a privilege to know about her work and her journey. I appreciate all her dedication and her shinning soul. My heart is heavy for this loss in a distance, but so touching. My sincere condolences to her family. I will follow and support all she shared and reached…sending love and light🕯️

  • Margaret Posted October 9, 2023 2:43 pm

    Mike & girls, It was a privilege to know Sue. We connected via email during the pandemic and shared a love for our puzzle hobby (I found her through her puzzle channel/SuesPuzzles first and didn’ t even know about her dot channel till later) . We found that we had a lot in common and emailed often. I am honored to have gotten to know her.. One thing for certain, she LOVED her family, 110 percent. And, she loved you, Mike. We would say we both were blessed with wonderful husbands. She loved you and her kids/grandkids like no other. She was always so positive, even when faced with her health issues. Put your hope, strength and faith in Christ now. Let Him comfort you all and know that one day, those of us that believe and trust in Him as our Savior will see each other again. Our time here is so short.. God bless you and the girls/your family. Margaret

  • Mandy Posted October 10, 2023 1:30 am

    So very sorry to come across this video today which led me here. I had not been a subscriber for long but started to binge watch Sue’s work anf then find out she was sick. I couldnt believe she could put so my heart and soul into it but all the while being unwell it just goes to show what a strong and kind person she was. Please keep the channel going we will all be here watching and keeping her memory alive.

  • Margaret Posted October 10, 2023 1:06 pm

    My condolences to Sue’s family. This has to be so hard. I am a devoted follower of Sue on YouTube. I found her probably within her first 10 videos published. Her art was always an inspiration to me and even more so when l found out she was battling cancer. She definitely made an impact on me. I hope she’s still creating beauty where she is now.

  • Lisa Posted October 10, 2023 2:24 pm

    May she rest well. Her channel popped up on my feed just today. I saw her final video. My well wishes to her family as well.

  • Nora Posted October 10, 2023 8:58 pm

    I never knew Sue personally, but I know she was just an amazing person. She’ll continue to live on in everyone’s hearts. 💗

  • Annie Posted October 11, 2023 12:16 pm

    Sue was such a godsend. Her goodbye video was recommended to me and I viewed it as her artwork was lovely. Little did I know she was an answer to prayers as I am undergoing “lady part” tumor issues and just had my first surgery. She was the inspiration and comfort that I needed. I’m so enjoying getting to know her through her videos and as a crafter I plan on working through her dot mandala tutorials. Praying for all of you.

  • Melody Posted October 12, 2023 11:50 pm

    My sincerest condolences to Sue’s family and friends. So sorry for your loss.

  • Ava Overstreet Posted October 13, 2023 8:55 pm

    My sincerest apologies. I’m sorry for your loss and just so you know, we all think that she was a great woman.❤️

  • Ashley Posted October 15, 2023 7:51 pm

    Sue popped up in my YouTube feed one night, and I’ve been checking in since to see her artwork and progress with her illness. My deepest condolences for your loss; she seemed like such a bright soul and truly passionate about her craft. She’s no longer with us, but I can tell she had great love for her family. Whatever you decide to do with her channel following her passing, we’ll be here to support you.

  • Jen Mitchelson Posted October 16, 2023 4:36 am

    Farewell Sue, our friend! Thank you for your time and effort, your art, and your smiles. Xxx To Mike and the girls, my heartfelt condolences 💐

  • Carol Neilson Posted October 17, 2023 6:16 am

    I had been following Sue’s mandala channel for a few months when I saw one where she talked a bit about her fight with cancer.
    Sorry to hear now of her passing. My condolences to her family.

  • Cathie Posted October 18, 2023 11:55 pm

    I only learned about Sue through Michelle from Michelle crochetes in Kansas. From what she has said in the devotional time each day, Sue sounds wonderful! I’m so sorry to hear about her passing. As you said, Mike, she is no longer in pain. May you all be able to find peace in the loving arms of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God Bless you ALL

  • Deana Posted October 19, 2023 9:08 pm

    I found Sue’s channel a few years ago and enjoyed learning to dot paint through her videos. My deepest condolences for your loss; she was a pleasant person despite all her health issues and a great inspiration to the craft of Dot Mandela painting. I pray for you and your children and grandchildren strength and faith to help you get through these difficult and sad times.

  • Gina Posted October 20, 2023 5:15 pm

    God bless you Sue and family, Amen. From London, England.

  • Kimberly Baum Posted October 24, 2023 2:49 am

    I accidentally came across your YouTube channel tonight and I have been crying ever since. I have since spent the past hour watching you create gorgeous art and hear how uplifting and strong you were. Gosh. I feel so lucky that I got to read your life story in this obituary and that I got to see your loving face and hear your voice on YouTube when you said goodbye. I have never seen painting such as yours. I think can do it with patience and practice and with YOU as my teacher. I have just “subscribed” to your channel… sadly, 2 weeks after your passing. In your honor, I am going to learn to paint with you, starting at your beginning videos. Sadly…. In this life, nobody gets out of here alive. I’ve been a RN for 29 years and I’m only 1 year younger than you. I plan to keep sharing kindness and spreading love to others~ until it is MY turn to go. Much respect, Kimberly Baum Columbia Station , Ohio (a rural suburb of Cleveland) ❤🙏 ❤

  • Kelly N. Posted October 24, 2023 9:08 am

    I came across a few videos of Susan on Youtube a few months ago and have been following her story since. I am a complete stranger, but I was very sad to hear about her passing. To all those that loved her; I wish you lots of strength during these difficult times. My sincerest condolences.

    Love, a friend from the Netherlands.

  • Kim R Posted October 24, 2023 2:57 pm

    Sending strength to all those mourning the loss of this beautiful human. I struggle with anxiety and Sue’s video’s always brought calm. She did an amazing job making internet strangers feel like friends, a true gift from a talented artist.

  • Harry Bates Posted October 24, 2023 11:51 pm

    Sending you all much peace and love from New England <3. Sue Sloan is a beacon of love and light, and her vibrant spirit will live on forever in this beautiful world. May every sunrise filled with birdsong remind you of her everlasting presence <3. Peace and love to you all <3

  • Lars Posted October 28, 2023 7:45 pm

    Tears water our growth

  • Florence Kake Kalonji Posted October 28, 2023 11:13 pm

    Sue was a talented, kind woman may she rest in peace.

  • Erica Thurman Lawrence Posted November 3, 2023 7:29 am

    This came on my page today and I send my Sincerest Condolences To Sue’s Family and Friends. May She Rest HEALED In Paradise Prayers For All From Texas

  • Lilly Gutierrez Posted November 3, 2023 8:06 am

    Thank you for sharing your gift and talent with the world 🌎 you will truly be missed.

  • Lola Keli’i Posted November 4, 2023 4:23 pm

    Sincerest condolonces in these hard times, God bless Sue and God bless her family. Sending positive energy from Hawai’i.

  • Audrey Posted November 12, 2023 4:08 am

    Sue was a blessing to all of us with her talent. You could tell from her videos, she was quite the lady. My prayers to her family and friends. God bless always.

  • Caner Posted November 17, 2023 8:54 pm

    My deepest sympathy to her and her loved ones. Acceept my condolences from 🇹🇷 please.

  • HencefourthTranscends Posted November 24, 2023 6:11 am

    R.I.P.

  • Munira Posted November 25, 2023 10:17 am

    I know I’m posting this comment quite late but still…. I’m so sorry for your loss… My deepest condolences to the family….. She is in a better place now… RIP SUE….. You and your beautiful art will be missed

  • Donna Posted December 11, 2023 8:34 pm

    I dont know Sue or Mike … but her goodbye video popped up on my youtube page just now. I cried watching it… I just want to send my condolences to Mike and the entire family. God Bless.

  • Alessandra Posted December 15, 2023 4:59 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am one of the many people who has found her goodbye video randomly on YouTube.May she rest in peace. I wish you all a lot of strength during this time and the time that still has to come.

  • Brandon Posted December 16, 2023 4:37 pm

    Sue’s brief video saying goodbye made quite an impact. It may not have been her choice, her wish or her desire for her imminent passing to be a beacon of light to so many, but fate had decided that it should be. So many people saw that video, myself included, and were forced to stare mortality in the eyes. We often forget our time here is not beyond measure or unending, and as such, we take all of it for granted. Through Sue’s experience, we’ve all been gently reminded to make the most of our time and make the best of who and what we are. I hope those who knew her in life and those of us who know her through death take a moment to thank Sue for some much-needed enlightenment. So… thank you, Sue. I wish you could know how many of us stopped to pay respect. I hope you know peace now in a way that none of us could hope to in life.

  • Maddie Posted December 21, 2023 6:55 am

    Rest in Peace Sue!!! Condolences to the family and wishing you guys the best.

  • Sarah Posted December 27, 2023 5:42 pm

    May Sue rest in peace. All my condolences to her husband Michael, her daughters, her family. Wishing y’all the best, may God bless you 🙏🏽

  • Jessica Metz Posted January 1, 2024 10:57 pm

    I came across the YouTube page and then saw her update , I am so glad that she is no longer in pain . I wish I would have known her in life I also live in tooele Utah ! Sending my love

    -the Metz family

  • Cansu Posted January 8, 2024 5:22 pm

    I stumbled across Sue’s goodbye video and I was deeply touched. She showed so much strength and I admire her for that. All my condolences to the family and I wish you all the best. May she rest in peace and may God bless her family.

  • random passerby Posted January 15, 2024 8:41 am

    i just came across mrs. sloan’s goodbye video, as well as her husband’s update and i just had to comment. you all seem like beautiful people and i wish you so much good! sue seems like an incredibly talented artist, and her memory will live on. seeing the “Pride Mandala” video was inspiring and heartwarming to me as a queer kid growing up in the south, and really proved how goodnatured and open minded she was. God bless your family and know that even random strangers are praying for you.

  • Jones Family Posted January 22, 2024 9:02 am

    Maybe God’s love and peace be overwhelming to you and your family. I found your last two videos on accident, but I guess not really! Thank you for you and Sure and your family love from California!

  • Jane Posted January 24, 2024 1:44 am

    I didn’t know Sue or even follow her channel. But her video came up as a suggestion while searching for something totally unrelated to the videos she’d made during the duration of her time on YouTube. I felt lead to give condolence to Sue’s husband and three children as well as all family and friends and followers who loved her. God bless and keep you.

  • Inal Posted January 28, 2024 7:25 am

    I just came across Sue’s “goodbye to all my friends” video and when I was going through her channel a little bit, I saw that she passed away. It is difficult to convey our feelings in writing, I don’t know what to say. Rest in peace.

  • June Posted March 19, 2024 7:15 pm

    I just came across Susan’s last video and I am blown away by her courage and resilience. RIP.

  • Bobalot Posted March 23, 2024 7:14 pm

    I came across Sue’s goodbye video on her YouTube channel and it really struck me.

    Her stoicism and courage blew me away.

    What an amazing person.

    My condolences to your family.

  • Creative Light Posted March 26, 2024 1:17 pm

    I wish you more than wishes, more than dreams that light your way. Wishing you the best up there in Heaven, is just want I meant to say. Dear Sue, thank you for the love and light you gave to so many people in this world. You will be missed very much ! Rest in Peace sweet Angel ♥

  • Cel Posted April 27, 2024 5:55 pm

    Rest In Peace. Thank you for everything you have done not only for your family, but everything you’ve done for the viewers behind screens.

  • Jeff Posted April 27, 2024 11:13 pm

    I’ve never watched Sue’s videos or know about her channel. But, I happen to watch her Goodbye video tonight since it was recommended to me. I was amazed she was fighting for such a long time, I admire her bravely and the love of her family and friends, May she rest in peace and at least she won’t suffer anymore. My condolences and best wishes to family and friends!

  • Colton Newman Posted May 4, 2024 2:33 pm

    I was a fan Mike linked her obituary so I am sorry if I disturb you ok sorry

  • bella Posted May 6, 2024 2:51 am

    Sues video showed up on my YouTube tonight, I felt so connected to her video instantly, then after going to her page I came here from her husbands video where I saw she passed away on my sons birthday. Now I am in tears, wishing her family well and lots of healing. She was a light you could not only see instantly but feel.

  • Carter Posted May 10, 2024 8:03 pm

    Rest in peace Susan

  • Daniel Posted May 18, 2024 11:08 am

    REST IN PEACE, SUSAN WE WILL MISS YOU.

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