Suzanne Bergam (née Sloan)
Apr. 28, 1961 - June 7, 2019
Suzanne Bergam (58) died peacefully in her beautiful home in Ontario, Oregon, on Friday, June 7, 2019 after a 5-year battle with metastatic breast cancer. Suzanne was born on April 28, 1961, in Weiser, Idaho. She attended school in Nyssa, Oregon for several years, and ultimately graduated from Weiser High School in 1979. She married Greg Bergam on January 29, 1981, the two soon trading in their matching orange and green Datsun 240z’s for a family car. During their 38 years of marriage they enjoyed home renovating and decorating, camping, and double date road trips to casinos with her cousin Debbie and her husband Lonnie Lewis. Suzanne adored her family, loved animals, and enjoyed gardening, crafting, painting, and making doll houses and fairy gardens with her granddaughters. Above all, she relished spoiling her grandchildren. Devout in her faith, Suzanne and Greg attended First Church of the Nazarene. At various points in her life, Suzanne clerked at Music Land, was a teacher’s aide to special needs children at Alameda Elementary School, worked at Howard’s Landscape Gift Shop, and then became a Financial Aid Advisor at Treasure Valley Community College. Suzanne and her family strongly encourage women to be their own health advocates, trust their instincts, and get their mammograms. She is preceded in death by her father, J.C. Sloan, and her mother June Sloan (Bailey), both of Weiser. She is survived by her husband, Greg Bergam of Ontario; her son and daughter-in-law Bryce and Nicole Bergam (Christensen) of Fruitland, ID; her daughter Sheena Moore of Ontario; her daughter and son-in-law Kylie and Robert Brown of Tempe, AZ; and her cherished grandchildren Jacob Moore, Aiden Bergam, Kayla Bergam, and Natalie Moore. Also surviving Suzanne are her sister, Sandra Wiensz of Boise; her brothers, Rod Sloan of Weiser, Jim Anderson, Paul Anderson, and Phillip Anderson, all of Boise, ID, and Jay Sloan of Salem, OH; and many loved nephews and nieces. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 14 at 3:00 PM at First Church of the Nazarene in Ontario, Oregon.