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Sue Ann Lawson

January 27, 1932 — June 8, 2022


Sue Ann Lawson entered her Heavenly Home on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 from her home in Avondale Estates Georgia. She was 90 years old.


Sue Ann Lawson was preceded in death by her parents James Carl Alexander Sipes and Fannie Docky Girdner Sipes and her sister Mary Alice Sipes.


She leaves behind her husband of over 60 years Robert Henry “Bob” Lawson, Her lovely daughter Rebecca “Becky” Sue, loving son Robert Sipes “Rob” Lawson and his wife Laura Lawson.


She was born on Wednesday January 27, 1932 in the St. Rose Hospital, Great Bend, Kansas. Sue Ann Lawson attended Prairie Home School located on the N.E. corner of her Great grandfather Alexander Mckinney Sipes farm. After 7th grade she went on to finish Junior High and graduated from Great Bend High School Class of 1950.


Sue was a member of the Mt. Pleasant United Brethren Church. Sue Attended Oklahoma College for Women (now known as The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma) in Chickasha, OK and graduated in 1954 with a Bachelors of Science in Vocational Home Economics. In 1954 she began her career teaching in Greensburg Kansas. Sue then taught in Dodge City Kansas from 1956 to 1961.


During the summers starting in 1957 Sue attended graduate school at Colorado State University in Fort Collins Colorado, where she graduated in 1961 with a Masters of Education Degree. While teaching in Dodge City Kansas, Sue met her husband Bob Lawson. They were married on August 27, 1961 in the Mt. Pleasant Church of Stafford County Kansas.


They lived in Manhattan Kansas and Sue taught one year there. On February 28, 1964 she gave birth to her lovely daughter Rebecca Sue Lawson. By July of 1964 they had moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. On February 28, 1966 Sue and Bob welcomed their son, Robert Sipes Lawson.


In 1971 the family moved for a short time to Wichita Kansas. In 1972 the family moved to Idabel Oklahoma which became her home for over 40 years. Sue taught in the Haworth School System until she retired in June of 1994.


Sue was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Idabel Oklahoma and later was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Broken Bow Oklahoma. Sue was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Alpha Epsilon Chapter, Oklahoma Vocational Association, National Education Association, Oklahoma Education Association, Idabel Lioness,and McCurtain County Retired Educators. Sue volunteered as one of the “Pink Ladies” of McCurtain Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Sue worked hard to help others and be involved with her family and the community .


Some of her interests were sewing for her family, cooking, reading, collecting thimbles, goblets and glassware. She loved watching Oklahoma Sooners football games and Oklahoma City Thunder basketball games.


Sue and her husband Bob loved to travel and experience the sites and cultures together. They made trips to Europe and spent time in London, Paris, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Greece and the Greek Isles. They took cruises to Hawaii, Mexico, Alaska, the Panama Canal, the Bahamas, and from Nova Scotia to Montreal Canada.


Bob served in the Navy from 1951 to 1954 and was on the Destroyer USS Hopewell DD-681. Sue and Bob attended biannual USS Hopewell reunions all over the United States.


In 2014 Sue and Bob moved to Avondale Estates Georgia to be closer to their beloved children. They became members of the Columbia Presbyterian Church. Sue was an active member of the Women of the Church in all the churches she attended.


Sue Ann Lawson was a beautiful soul that lived a great life, loved and was loved by her family and friends She will be dearly missed.


A memorial service to celebrate Sue’s life will be held at Columbia Presbyterian Church in Decatur Georgia and a graveside service will be held at Sylvan Grove, Kansas Cemetery where her ashes will be buried.


In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made in her memory to the Columbia Presbyterian Church at 711 Columbia Drive Decatur Ga. 30030, or to the giver’s favorite church or charity.


 


 


 


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