Susan Marie Eckard, 64, of Collington Harbor, NC, passed away peacefully at home on February 14, 2014. Marie was born on November 19, 1949, in San Antonio, TX, but moved frequently with her family as their father traveled with the U.S. Air Force. Marie especially loved the family’s time in Spain. She lovingly cared for her younger brothers and sisters, and had a special place in her heart for all her nieces and nephews. She was a talented photojournalist, and was most known for her work in Southern California covering the Baja 500 & 1000 for off-road racing publications. She was a strong, intelligent, and perceptive woman with a benevolent heart.
She is survived by her siblings Cecelia Graciani Wolf of Crimora, VA; Robert Eckard of Collington, NC; Paul Eckard of Cincinnati, OH; Mark Eckard of Albuquerque, NM; David Eckard of Swan Quarter, Tim Eckard of Raleigh, NC, and Christina Brodeur of Southern Shores, NC; and six nieces and six nephews. Marie is predeceased by her parents, Lt. Col. Robert L. Eckard, Jr. and Rose Marie (Schroer) Eckard of Duck, NC, and siblings, Steven and Julie Eckard.
A celebration of Marie’s life will be held at Saint Andrews by the Sea on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 2:00 pm, in Nags Head, NC.
Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences