March 16, 1941 – June 7, 2014
Muriel Suleiman was born and educated in Petaluma. She worked at McGraw-Hill in Novato and moved to Davis in 1970, where she worked at the Peter J. Shields Library at UC Davis. In 1975 she moved to Nigeria, returning to Davis in 1980 where she worked as an interlibrary loan supervisor at Shields Library until her retirement.
She loved her family dearly and had many interests including Aggie football, gardening, reading books and holding quality conversations with her friends. She enjoyed the outdoors, bird-watching and camping with her husband, Alex.
She is survived by her loving husband, Alex Matta; daughter, Janine Zumwalt; sons, Bret Zumwalt, Sule Suleiman and Ibrahim Seleiman; sister, Marylou Brewer; brother, Ray Griffith (Chris); four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brother-in-law, David Matta (Lynn); and her devoted dogs, Pinky and Tiffany.
Muriel will be greatly missed by her family, pets and friends. There will be a celebration of her life at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Yolo County SPCA (PO Box 510, Davis, CA 95617) or the UC Davis Raptor Center (PO Box 1167, Davis, CA 95617).