Suzanne “Suzie” Wickham, wife of Mill Valley City Councilman Jim Wickham and mother of five children, passed away on March 7 after a long, quiet, valiant fight against her illness, participating in a cutting-edge cancer study at U.C.S.F., and choosing to believe in the strides, rather than the odds.
Four months after her passing, Wickham’s family, friends, neighbors and those that knew from her myriad efforts to support kids throughout the community showed up to the Mill Valley City Council’s July 19th meeting to show their support for a proposal to name the Boyle Park Snack Shack, a central element to Mill Valley Little League for years, after Wickham. She ran the snack shack for 15 years, in addition to her years of teaching at Happy Feet Dance School, working the front desk at Mount Tam School and Edna Maguire Elementary School and numerous other activities in supports of kids.
The Council backed the proposal unanimously.
“We face a lot of of diff decision on the City Council and then there are the ones that you really look forward to, like this one,” Councilmember Urban Carmel said. “I can’t think of anybody is who is more deserving of this and a more appropriate way to honor her life and legacy in Mill Valley.”
“(The snack bar) meant so much to her and to my family,” Councilman Jim Wickham said. “Suzie was the love of my life.”
Read more about Suzie Wickham’s life here.On August 8th at the Mill Valley Community Center, 2-4pm, the Wickham family is hosting a celebration of life in Suzie Wickham’s honor.