Former Corrales resident and piano instructor Susan Rokicki died January 14.

She lived here during the 1980s and 1990s, but during the past two decades had lived in Calumet, Michigan. While here, Rokicki was known as a gifted pianist and lover of music. She maintained supportive relationships with her  students over many years.

Rokicki was a member of the Soka Gakkai International Buddhist movement. While in Michigan, she and partner Joseph Mihal were active in the Norwegian Lutheran Church Historical Society, the Sons of Norway and the Calumet community.

Among her other interests were Native American culture, anthropology, history and alternative medicine.

Survivors include Mihal, sons Stephen and Shelby Rokicki, daughters Stacey Rokicki and Sari Ashe; brother David White, sister Sally Kearney, four grandchildren and former spouse Stephen Rokicki.

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