Suzanne died suddenly November 10, 2017, as a result of a completely unexpected myocardial infarction. As soon as possible we will all get together to celebrate her life, obviously with some music! For now, we are fighting our own disbelief by announcing her death and getting the beauty of her life and work acknowledged. Please use this space as a spot for stories and memories of our beautiful, amazing Suzanne. You may have your own videos and photos to share, and we welcome you to do so. Suzanne was all set to present next week at the 7th Annual Tapir Symposium in Houston. Watch for postings about memorial service developments and charitable contributions in her name.
Suzanne is survived by her husband Scott Davenport, her mother Hilde Kaufmann, brother Michael Kaufmann, and two cats, Mitzi and Herr Müller.
Suzanne was able to make your heart sing , make your heart smile and then the best part was she could make all our hearts laugh out loud as well.
I have been blessed to have meet Suzanne thru her husband Scott. Scott and I worked together for many years at a company we we both no longer work for. In fact it been more then I think 9 years since we worked together . Scott and I met about 17 yrs ago and right now my heart is all but breaking for him.
Scott and Suzanne story is what they use to call a great love affair. They were not only husband and wife but the best of friends to boot.
It was always a joy to be with them,
It seems theirs was such a good story , a story worth sharing and a story I so wish went on for so much longer. But with sadness it ended way to soon.
I will share with you Scott and Suzanne are two of my favorite people in this world. I can remember clearly the day after Scott met Suzanne. He couldn't stop smiling the whole time he talked about her... . It was clear to to me that this was no ordinary meeting of two people. This was special. Scott never really raved about someone he just met , especially a girl for that matter.
Yep , Scott was was smitten for sure. If you were to ask me he fell in love either right then and there if not then it was not long after. And the great part for was me was I then was gifted with a new friend as well.
Every one knows every day life can take you away from your friends now and then. But the dear friends are the ones who you might not see for ages but when ya do it's like you were together yesterday. Scott and Suzanne were that to me and very dear to me.
Suzanne never minded if Scott and I went out on a drinking sessions that could either be quick or go way to long. She even smiled if we showed up a wee bit tipsy after. Well maybe tipsy is an understatement .
Fun was always had when you were with Suzanne . She could light up a dark room in a very short time.
Any one who met Suzanne and was blessed to have her as a friend knew how Fabulous and important she made her friends feel. We were
all very lucky to have such a positive and wonderful soul touch our lives.
Suzanne brought so much happiness and love to all those around her. From her husband to family ,friends , her students , her many many musician partners and don't forget the Tapirs. I can't forget to mention her audiences and fans who all of the above are most likly part of.
She was an amazing musician and shared it with so many. How this little person carried so much equipment from palace to place is another amazement I always had with we're her . The first of which is I will never know how she did it all and how she made it all seem so easy .
Kinda like a super power of ya ask me.
I am so grateful to have met her and to have been be one of her many many friends. I am also so grateful that Scott and Suzanne met and were able to enjoy a life together. That they were able to travel the world together , to go on many adventures thru the years .
Although my heart breaks for Scott and this terrible loss he is going through and I so so wish she was with with him right now .
I am sure he will agree with this ....
We are all just a little bit better off for having known Suzanne . I'm sure all that knew her would agree as well .
As a tribute to Suzanne we should all be a bit kinder to each other and share a smile and laughter with each other like she did constantly.
Our life story was all the more the wonderful while Suzanne was here !
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