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SueAnn Dinsmore

April 13, 1948 - June 3, 2021

SueAnn Dinsmore, 73, of Forest, VA departed this life on June 3, 2021. She was born on April 13, 1948, in El Paso, Texas. She was the daughter of the late Colonel Ralph and Barbara Young.

She is survived by her devoted husband, David, of 51 years; son, Shawn Dinsmore (Taira) of San Antonio, Texas; grandsons, Daniel, Caleb, Judah, and Samuel of San Antonio; daughter, Megan Dinsmore of San Antonio; brother, Tim Young (Kelly) of San Antonio; sister, Wendy Dawson of Alexandria, Virginia; mother-in-law, Phyllis Dinsmore of San Antonio; brothers-in-law, Mark Dinsmore of Sequim, Washington, Kim Dinsmore (Cindy) of Olympia, Washington and Paul Dinsmore of Tacoma, Washington; and sister-in-law, Megan Green (Kelly) of San Antonio.

As a dedicated Army wife, SueAnn supported the family through 13 moves in 23 years. She was a loving mother who volunteered in her children’s schools, and later worked as a teacher’s aide. During her 14 years at West Point, she counseled, mentored, and fed hundreds of cadets. She also loved and supported many middle and high school youth through the Young Life Ministries at West Point, New York and in Lynchburg, Virginia.

During the school year she enjoyed serving in Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian Church and participating in women’s and couple’s Bible Studies. In the summer, she loved taking care of the family cottage in upstate New York, and spending time there with her family, especially her four grandsons. She was an excellent cook, seamstress, and decorator, often using these gifts for her many friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to Officers Christian Fellowship – West Point Cadet Ministry www.ocfusa.org or Young Life of Central Virginia https://giving.younglife.org/s/gift-designation (Code VA27).

A memorial service will be held at Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian Church on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 11:00 am.

A burial service will be held at West Point later on a date to be determined.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

A memorial service will be held at Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian Church on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 11:00 am. A burial service will be held at West Point later on a date to be determined.

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I am so saddened to see that Sue Ann has passed. My condolences and prayers for David, Shawn and Megan. We were in Darmstadt together at the chapel, in OCF bible study and lived in the building down from Dave and Sue Ann. My daughter Barbara babysat a few times . I just read a letter from her from 1991 and wanted to reconnect. We will meet again.

Posted by Judy Finch on January 15, 2022

It is with a very heavy heart that we ponder the recent passing of Sue Ann. It seems that it was not long ago that Dave and Sue Ann emerged as the power couple in the military and they exemplified all that was good with those from Northern Virginia who pursued service to their country. It is so hard to find dedicated people such as these in our present times. Thankfully, Dave has a well connected family who will arise to lend support during these most difficult times. Be thou at peace.

Posted by Genous Hodges on June 27, 2021

To Sue Ann We enjoyed our days together in Darmstadt, Germany in 1980's as our younger children were in pre-school together. You are a consumate Army wife and wonderful person. We'll miss hearing about your travels on Christmas cards.

Posted by Thomas Gerard on June 16, 2021

May God bring you comfort in the days ahead. I didn't know Sue personally but I have been blessed to work alongside Shawn and Megan, and I'm certain they are a direct reflection of the kind of person Sue was....kind, loving and simply a good human. Peace to each of you!

Posted by Michelle Ardoin on June 14, 2021

So sorry to hear this sad news. Our prayers are with your family. God bless you all.

Posted by Anna and Joel Campbell on June 13, 2021

So sorry to hear this sad news. Our prayers are with your family. God bless you all.

Posted by Anna and Joel Campbell on June 13, 2021

Loving thoughts of Sue Ann and precious memories of many years of our friendship. I’m going to miss our times together, but know you are with our loving Father now. And for that I rejoice. Love to you, and Dave. Rich and Mary

Posted by Mary West on June 13, 2021

I’m so sorry to hear about Sue Ann. We lived next door and in the same neighborhood for years. Sue Ann was a Devoted wife and mother and a person of true faith and always had a smile on her face. Sue Ann will be truly missed My family was truly blessed to have the Dinsmore’s in our lives.

Posted by Lynita Tuck on June 9, 2021

So sorry to learn of Sue Ann’s passing. I knew her from the time before she and Dave were married, and remember that evening in Dec 1969 when she said there was “no way” that Dave would go to his first assignment in Germany without her. She knew that they were a match made in heaven.

Posted by Brian Bryson on June 8, 2021

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