Suzy Rupert, Rock Painter Extraordinaire

Under the category of “sees a need… does something about it”, Suzy Rupert (Lot 68) is at the top of the list.

Earlier this year she, like many of us, saw all the larger rocks that line many of the roadway intersections around our park. It was obvious that many of these rocks had, at one point, been painted white. And the reason they’d been painted white in the past is safety. Aging eyes, Oregon fog, and long winter darkness combine to make negotiating the curves and turns of our roads a bit challenging at times… especially at night.

But time had taken a toll and the white safety rocks had mostly faded back to nature. Keeping park rocks bright and white is certainly not an easy task and it was a task that just hadn’t bubbled to the top of anyone’s priority list. So it didn’t get done.

Enter Suzy. For much of this summer, she could be seen with her golf-cart “paintmobile” at various spots around the park, intently cleaning, brushing, and painting those long forgotten safety rocks back to brilliant life. When headlights illuminate the corner ahead, negotiating the turn is now much easier and safer.

So a huge Thank You to Suzy for seeing this need… and doing something about it.

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14 Responses to Suzy Rupert, Rock Painter Extraordinaire

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Suzy! It’s members like you that make Timber Valley a great place to live.

  2. Suzanne Budovec says:

    Thank you Suzy! You are appreciated!
    Suzanne & John #123

  3. Wiewel Tim says:

    Your my hero Suze!

  4. Jimmy smith says:

    You are a model citizen of our sweet community. A few more like you please

  5. Suzi Rupert says:

    Thank you for the wonderful article. I enjoyed all the many conversations and kudos throughout the project. My goal was to “get er done” before we left for the winter. Whew, just made it. We left today, what good timing for the sweet article. You all are my family!

  6. Julianne G. Crane says:

    Going to miss seeing you bent over scraping and painting those huge rocks.
    You’ve done good girlfriend,
    See you in the Spring.

  7. Going to miss seeing you bent over scraping and painting those huge rocks. All your hard work came useful during the heavy smoke days.
    You’ve done good girlfriend,
    See you in the Spring.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Suzi: You “rock”!

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