Susan Draper

Obituary of Susan Belinda Draper

Susan Belinda Draper

January 31, 1948 - March 11, 2022

“The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart” –Rumi


Susan passed away Friday, March 11, at her Carmel home. Susan, the youngest daughter of Jean and Ray Draper, was born in the old Carmel hospital. A fourth generation Carmelite, she is survived by her sister Wendy Ograin, brother Michael Draper (Ann), nephew Dr. Christopher M. Orgrain (Dr. Monisha Motwani), great-nephews, Nikhil and Arjun Ograin, niece Catherine Calderon (Scott), nephew Rurik Draper (Alexandria) great-nieces Aurora and Lillianna ‘Cobe’ Draper.

Susan attended River School, Carmel Middle School, Carmel High School and Dominican College in San Rafael. An artist, she was very active in the community and supported Harrison Memorial Library, Pac Rep, the Carmel Foundation and the Big Sur Land Trust. She was also a volunteer docent at the Monterey Aquarium, a walker and hiker and world traveler. Born of love, acted out of love for family, friends and community, she will always in all ways be remembered in our hearts and loving memories of her 74 year journey.

Susan was an exotic flower with a sweet fragrance and kind heart. Her love for animals and all people was tender and genuine. She had a love of nature. Her essence was peace and harmony. The beauty of her heart will live on.

The Draper family wishes to thank Dr. John Hausdorff, Kari, Araceli and Myra with deep gratitude for their loving care and attention.


A Celebration of Life will take place this summer.

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Celebration of Life

A Celebration of Life will take place this summer