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Susie Ilean Serena August 18, 1942 - January 30, 2023

Date of Service

March 4, 2023

Susie I. Serena passed away on January 30, 2023, at the age of 80. She was born in Nevada to Elmer Griffin and Julia Miller. She graduated from Reno High School in 1960. After graduating she moved to Turlock where she met and married Alphonso Serena and together they had three daughters: Sandra, Sally and Susan.

She worked at Emanuel Hospital and then Banquet Foods where she met the love of her life, Leonard Rhinehart. They relocated to Nevada where she worked in the retail grocery business for over 20 years. She enjoyed socializing with family and friends, going out to eat, and occasional trips to the casinos. She adored her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Susie is survived by her daughters Sandra Hilton (Ellis), Sally Dickinson (Seldon), and Susan Taylor (Kenneth). Her grandchildren Amanda, Tyler, Mitchell, Vincent, Dominic, Lauren, Madison, and Austin. Her great-grandchildren Emily, Jaxson, Sawyer, Alayna, Benjamin, Barrett, and Serena. Her sisters Dixie Handa, Carolyn Stancliff, Barbara Russell, Cornelia Hull, and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Julia Griffin, Leonard Rhinehart, and her sister Nancy Panelli.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 4, 10:00am at Allen Mortuary.

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