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Sue Colligan

October 20, 1965 — October 7, 2012

Sue Colligan of Jackson, WY died at home on October 7, 2012. Sue was 46 years old. Sue's death was due to cancer. Sue was born October 20, 1965 in Watertown, NY. Sue was a long-time resident of the Northeast who felt she had found her spiritual home when she came to the Jackson area for the first time in 2008. She moved to Jackson full time in 2009. Sue was a graduate of Watertown High School, Watertown, NY and the State University of New York, Potsdam. Sue was the Director of Administration and Grants Management at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts for over 20 years. In Jackson, Sue volunteered for the Lawrence S. Rockefeller Preserve, and worked for the National Elk Refuge, and was the Executive Director of the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation. Sue is survived by her parents, Martha and Ed Colligan of Watertown NY; her sisters, Mary Colligan of Beverly, MA; Ellen Colligan of Alexandria, VA; Cathy O'Callaghan of AltaVista, VA; her brother, Bill Colligan, Vienna, VA; by her five nieces and nephews; and by her dogs Kanga and Finn. Sue will be remembered for her intelligence, adventurous spirit, warmth, humor, love of wildlife and commitment to conservation. Sue was a no nonsense person who made even ordinary events special and was always willing to share a laugh. She was an avid cross country skier, hiker, and kayaker. Sue enjoyed creating pottery and knitting in her spare time. Sue was a loyal sister and friend to her 4 siblings and her many, many friends. At Sue's request, there will be no funeral or memorial service. If you would like to honor Sue's life in some way, donations can be made to Hospice or the wildlife organization of your choice.


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