Susan Dugan Weinig, age 65, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2019 in her home in Warrenton, Virginia. Beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend, Susan leaves behind a mourning family, survived by her husband, William (Bill); two daughters, Alexandra and Emily; father, Obadiah Dugan; brother, Paul Dugan; and many extended family members and close friends.
Susan was born in Fairbanks, Alaska on February 2, 1954, but her family’s roots were in Charleston, South Carolina. She was the eldest of two children of Col. Obadiah and Susan Godbold Dugan and sister to Paul Blakeley. Her formative years were shaped by her father’s military career and resulting relocations around the country. This challenge strengthened her commitment to maintaining important relationships, including Barbara Hightower Bruno, her childhood neighbor and best friend, and dear college friends, Jane Fisher Vagt, Jan Phares, and Holly Harper Love.
She attended Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia, graduating with a degree in Biology. During school breaks, she was welcomed into the family of her beloved Aunt Sarah and Uncle Rieppe Mehrtens, alongside their daughter, Susan. After graduating, she worked as a medical technician before going on to earn a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from George Washington University.
Susan and Bill married in 1983 and moved to Potomac, Maryland. They were blessed with two children, Alexandra and Emily. Susan balanced family and a demanding career in the healthcare industry. Her professional journey including working as a contractor for 8-A, enrolling lab systems for St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, and consulting on applications at TDS. The majority of her successful career was spent working for Inova Health Systems, most recently as the Director of Cardiac & Vascular Outcomes.
Susan and Bill moved to Warrenton, Virginia in 2012. Following her retirement in 2015, she and Bill became involved in their new community, volunteering at Fauquier Springs hospital and St. Francis Episcopal Church, participating in a local Bible study group and book club, and enrolling in art and bridge lessons.
Susan was strong in her Christian faith. She was an active member in the church throughout her life, involved in Bible study, spending time caring for the sick, organizing food for the hungry, and pursuing her own relationship with God. She was taken too quickly from this earth, but in her time here, touched countless lives through her thoughtfulness, compassion, and incredible generosity to those around her. She was full of good humor and energy, and driven by her intellectual curiosity, pursued both lifelong learning and self improvement.
Her love of life will remain imprinted in our hearts and we pray for her as she joyfully reunites with Christ. Funeral services will be held on May 11 at 2 p.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church at 10033 River Road, Potomac, MD. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in her memory to the Star Gospel Mission, an organization founded by her great grandfather, at 474 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403. Online condolences can be made at: moserfuneralhome.com