After a brief illness, Susan Lake, passed on her 63rd birthday at her home in Santa Barbara surrounded by those that loved her. Susan was born on November 13th, 1945 in upstate New York.
After studying psychodrama therapy under Dr. Moreno, she moved to Santa Barbara in the early 1970s where she became an actor in local productions and a well-known early childhood educator. She was an early and ongoing activist in the Woman’s Movement.
Her friends remember her as a vibrant personality that was always strong, funny, and honest. Susan is survived by her best friend of 35 years, Patricia Eble; the child of her heart, Madison James; and her partner of 20 years, Ksenia Luchkowska whom she recently wed on August 23rd, 2008.
Please direct donations in her name to the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care, 222 East Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101.