Remembering Sue McIntyre
Susan Gail McIntyre, assistant professor emeritus of occupational therapy, died July 4 at Valley Memorial Eldercare in Grand Forks with her loving family at her side. She was 70 and had resided for the last five years in Thief River Falls, Minn.
Sue was born in Grand Forks on Jan. 28, 1941, one of two daughters born to Alvin and Ruth McIntyre. She was a 1958 graduate of Central High School. She graduated from UND in 1964, earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in occupational therapy.
She was briefly married to James Hultman and had one daughter. She joined the faculty at UND in 1967 and was named chair of occupational therapy in 1981. Sue created The Wyoming Program, which provides highly trained medical professionals through a full accredited mirror program, and oversaw the shift to the master’s level curriculum. The success of the Wyoming program can be attributed to the innovation, vision, and determination of Sue McIntyre.
She enjoyed watching her grandchildren play hockey and loved to knit, crochet, and quilt. Sue made the most of every moment with her family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Kelly Jo McIntyre-Gothberg, grandchildren, Jade Kaitlyn Gothberg, and Zane Alvin Gothberg, all residents of Thief River Falls, Minn.
Sue was preceded in death by her parents Alvin and Ruth McIntyre and by her only sister Ruth Young.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Susan Gail McIntyre will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 14, in Wesley United Methodist Church of Grand Forks, N.D.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 13, from 5 to 7 p.m., with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Amundson Funeral Home of Grand Forks, N.D. Visitation will continue for the hour before the service in the church.
-- Courtesy of the Grand Forks Herald.