Suz Montgomery’s passion for the quality of life in Ventura County led to her longtime support of the Ventura Land Trust, where she served on our Advisory Council. It merged perfectly with her well-known passion for community service.
In that spirit, her husband and best friend John Hankins requested that those who wish to honor Suz donate to the Ventura Land Trust, one of the organizations that she loved the most.
As a true leader, she was more interested in change itself than the glory of it. She affected that change most often from behind the scenes, letting others take the credit. She was a fierce advocate for women and girls, seniors, people coping with mental illness, diversity and more. Her political activism and relentless networking resulted in tremendous change in our community that carries on with mentors and a vast network of friends.
Suz fought cancer fiercely until the very end on October 12, 2021. Much beloved, her passing unleashed a torrent of remembrances and tributes from throughout the region.
From the bottom of our hearts to everyone visiting this page in honor of Suz and her amazing tenacity and dedication, the Ventura Land Trust board and staff would like to thank you for your own love for community and for your support.