Susan Michele Dauphine of Carson City passed away on September 15, 2014 after a valiant fight with cancer. Beloved life partner of Vern Hancock, Sue will be remembered for her kindness, her resilience and her brave and gentle spirit. She was born in Sacramento, California to Lucille and Edward Dauphine and was raised primarily in California, moving around the state throughout her childhood until she settled in the San Diego area where she spent her formative “Disco Years”; having fun and living life to the fullest. In the early nineties, she moved to Carson City, where she eventually met Vern, the love of her life and found her calling at Carson Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, doing what she loved most-making life happy for the residents she loved so much in her role in the Activities Department. Sue enjoyed playing darts, wine tasting, her beloved San Diego Chargers, and her precious dog, Girlie. She spent the last year of her life waging a battle with a horrible disease, but did so with grace and dignity and a fighting spirit that will forever be remembered and honored by all who knew her. Up until her last breath, she was determined to win her war, so that she could fulfill her wish to finally make it “official” in a romantic Hawaiian ceremony after 12 years with Vern, but instead leaves us for a paradise of another kind. She is survived by fiancé Vern; daughter Stacey Dauphine of Sparks; Sister Nicole Dauphine of San Luis Obispo, California; wonderful lifelong friends to include Darren Hughes and Adam Brannon both of Carson City. She was preceded in death and has now joined her mother, Lu, who passed away recently; father Ed; and loving brother Michael Dykman. A Celebration of Sue’s life will be held at her home at 507 Raven Circle, Carson City on Saturday, September 27th from 11am-2pm.