Susanne Catherine Ast died April 10. She was 41.

Mrs. Ast was born May 22, 1970, in Portland. She attended Beaverton schools, and obtained a degree in music from Eastern Oregon University in La Grande. She worked full-time at Sheet Music Service in Portland, while she completed a post-baccalaureate program at Portland State University in accounting and obtained a CPA certification. She worked in several accounting positions, the most recent being at Warner Pacific College in Portland.

She was predeceased by her older sister, Emilie Lemmons, St. Paul, Minn. She is survived by her parents, Vince and Nancy Ast, Portland; siblings, Mary Ast, Vancouver, Ellen Ast, Beaverton, Joseph and Stephen Ast, Portland; and numerous other relatives.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, at St. Mary Cathedral. Memorial donations can be made to Warner Pacific College in Portland.