Oath Keepers has lost one of our most active and committed associate members, Susan Harkness, known as “Terminator Girl” on our national forums. She was a dedicated patriot who loved her country and worried greatly about its future. She understood all too well that what really matters is whether we leave our children and grand-children free. We salute her and thank her for her tireless devotion to the cause of liberty, and we send out condolences to her family and friends.
The following was written by her close friend, Laurie:
Susan Kay Harkness, lovingly known by her grandchildren as “Nonna”, died peacefully in her sleep at age 64 on the 16th of September at her home in Wimberley, Texas. Susan was born in Youngstown, Ohio on March 11, 1948, the daughter of Yvonne Dahlia Howitt Harkness and Roy Kenneth Harkness.
Susan was a dreamer, fearless, dynamic and perennially searching for her next adventure. She was the greatest example of how to live one’s life without regrets. The energy and passion with which she approached any task was infectious, and she lived many lives in her short time on earth. Susan began her culinary career as co-owner of Party Planners, Inc. catering to the biggest and most exclusive events in Dallas, Texas. She went on to win the Stephen Pyles Award in 2004. Her culinary journey took her around the world from Florida to Frankfurt, Egypt to India, and New Hampshire to Israel, and on to London where she worked under Michel Roux at Le Gavroche.
She was also the greatest of storytellers, and her children’s book, The Little Graham Cracker House, has inspired children and their parents in houses all over the world. The task to which Susan was the most dedicated and the most insanely passionate, though, was being a mother to her four children and being a “Nonna” to her 3 grandchildren. Her love for them was boundless and selfless and she travelled constantly around the globe to be with them as much as possible. When she died, her bags were packed next to her bed for her imminent trip to London to see her grandchildren.
Susan is survived by her brother, Roy Kenneth Harkness, and will be desperately missed by her four children, Spencer Bromberg, Whitney Bromberg Hawkings, Kemp Bromberg, and Campbell Bromberg and son-in-law Peter Hawkings and her three grandchildren, Alexander, Barron and Snowdon, nephew Austin Harkness, niece Jennifer Bromberg, her pups Brink and Bodhi and a great number of close friends who were constantly energized, inspired, and surprised by her.
She was as beautiful as she was kind, as genuine as she was brave. She not only marched to the beat of her own drummer, she led the charge, banging the largest of drums the very loudest.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 – www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
You may sign her public Guestbook here.
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