With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Susan Jean Kinder who fought Covid-19 and passed away in the ICU in Great Falls, MT on August 29, 2021 at the age of 71.
Sue leaves behind her cherished children, Chris (Trinity) Legg, Adam (Val) Legg and Jennifer Legg all of Great Falls, MT as well as her dear sisters Sally (John) Wolfe, and Jenny Pearson both of Mandan, ND, Doris Potter, Linda Stoner, Joe (Ammie) Potter all of Missoula, MT. Sue was the proud grandmother of Dade, Wyatt, Kenzie, and Kolter. Also grieving are her many nieces and nephews. Sue was predeceased by her father and mother, Edgar and Doris Potter, her sisters Alice Soennichsen and Patty Palmer, her brothers Allen Potter, Ed Potter, and Bill Potter, her niece Kristin Taylor, and nephew Cory Taylor.
Sue was born in Saco, MT and moved to Malta, MT where she graduated high school in 1969. She worked at the local hospital and married Rob Legg in 1972. She was a homemaker and raised her three children in Great Falls, MT. As her children grew older, she worked as a CNA at a nursing home. After she and Rob divorced, she remarried Ron Kinder of Rudyard. They moved back to Great Falls where they later divorced. She worked cleaning houses and developed close relationships with her clients. She loved the Lord Jesus, and her family was the joy of her life. She loved gardening, cooking and baking, arts and crafts, and showering her family with gifts and love. Her children and grandchildren have many memories of baking, gardening, and doing arts and crafts with her. She was completely devoted to her family.
She later added Dallas McKay into her life along with his children and grandchildren. Dallas and Sue had many adventures together hiking, traveling, and with his guidance she learned to fly fish (a desire she had for many years) and caught her first trout, which she cried tears of joy after reeling it in.
Sue left this world before her time and she was not ready to go. She would have had many more years with her family and that time lost with her is deeply felt. She would want to be remembered, loved, and for her family to live their lives to the fullest.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.