Adoptive family: Maurice and Marion Volkman
My story: Seattle Sue was adopted in memory of the Volkman’s niece, Susan Fisher Beckwith, who was raised in Seattle. Susan was murdered in Denver just before A Carousel for Missoula began to take shape. Susan was the oldest daughter of Marion Volkman’s brother, Glenn Fisher. Glenn and Marion grew up in Missoula. Marion Volkman chose the design and her daughter, Debbie Liberko, selected the colors.