Susan Marks Craven

  • Born: May 23, 1941
  • Died: August 6, 2015
  • Location: Austin, Texas

Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home North

3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
Tel. (512) 452-8811

Tribute & Message From The Family

It is with a heavy heart, that we announce the passing of Susan Marks Craven, on Thursday, August 6, 2015.

Susan was a committed civic leader throughout her life. While raising her family in Corpus Christi, she was an active member of the CCISD school board. After moving to Austin, she became a leader at the state level. Susan was part of Governor White's Select committee, later she was part of Leadership Texas, along with Ann Richards. She was the Executive Director of Texans Care for Children and Texas Association of Infant Mental Health.

Susan was a consumate adventurer, who loved to travel the world with her beloved husband, Don.

Susan is survived by her husband, Don Craven; son, Josh Hopkins and wife Jana; daughters, Laura Figueroa, and Amy Morsey and husband Michael Morsey; four grandchildren: Holden, Hayes and Brinley Hopkins, and Sterling Figueroa; and sister, Ann Fitzpatrick.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at Seaside Memorial Park Chapel in Corpus Christi, TX. Interment will follow at Seaside Memorial Park Cemetery.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Thinking about dear Susan and the good times we had in Corpus. My love to the family
Shelly Aberson (Narotzky)

Posted by Shelly Aberson - 109 Summit Court, NJ - Family   August 05, 2016

Love you mom turn 47 todayI'll always be strong like you But most Well I have my kids take care of me

Posted by amy morsey - las vegas, NV - daughter   August 22, 2015

I have wonderful memories of her beauty and grace. A cousin not seen much but in our thoughts and hearts. Shelly Aberson-Narotzky.

Posted by Shelly Aberson Narotzky - Westfield, NJ - Cousin   August 17, 2015

Thank you to all moms friends and co workers

Posted by amy morsey - las vegas, NV - daughter   August 15, 2015

Dear Amy, Laura and Josh. It was with such a heavy heart that I read about your Mom. I have such fond memories of our fun times together, cooking for your Bar Mitzveh, Josh, plus my visits to Corpus and then times in Austin. Even though I haven't lived in Austin for a long time, memories remain and fill lovely spaces in my heart. I send you my love and prayers.

Posted by Pris Williams - Fredericksburg, TX - Friend in Austin   August 12, 2015

My heart is very heavy indeed to hear of Susan's passing. She made Texas better in so many different and profound ways, and how I loved to hear her laugh and see her smile. The whole family remains in my thoughts and prayers!

Posted by Melody Chatelle - Austin, TX - Friend   August 12, 2015

In memory of a former neighbor many years ago and a representative and leader of our community serving on the School Board for CCISD.

Posted by Allan Potter - Corpus Christi, TX - friend   August 10, 2015

Susan, you were an inspiration as a student--beautiful, brilliant and wickedly funny. You epitomized the strong Texan woman! And, after graduation from Mills, you continued to combine your talents for the welfare of children. My profound sympathy goes to Don, Josh, Laura and Amy. Your love and support throughout her battle provided the support that helped keep her the strong Texas woman I admired and laughed with at Mills.
Bette Spagel, Mills College classmate 1963

Posted by Bette Krause Spagel - Monte Rio,, CA - hallmate at Ethel Moore and clas   August 10, 2015

Although I haven't seen Susan in many, many years, I remember her so very well, a beautiful and thoughtful woman. I send my deepest condolences at this time to Ann, her husband and children. Kathleen Riley Sharman

Posted by Kathleen Riley Sharman - Houston, TX - Friend   August 09, 2015

Our deepest sympathy goes to Don, Josh, Laura, and Amy. We so enjoyed Susan's friendship and delightful personality. She will be missed, even by old friends like us,who had not seen her for long while and long remembered as the generous, kind, strong person she was. Thoughts and prayers for all.

Posted by Bud and Rita Lockhart - Corpus Christi, TX - friend   August 09, 2015

I am very sad t hear about Susan's passing. She was a very talented person with much to give to this community and to her family. My condolences to Don. .

Posted by Maxine Barkan - Austin, TX - Friend   August 09, 2015

I'm sorry to learn of Susan's passing this morning. Susan gave much to improve the lives of children and our whole Texas child welfare system. I'm glad to have had the opportunity to work with her over the years! My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this time. She will be missed.

Posted by Liz Kromrei - Austin, TX   August 09, 2015

My deepest condolences to Mr. Don & family. She was an absolutely beautiful person inside & out. She will always have a special place in my heart. May she rest in paradise.

Posted by Laura Tijerina - Pflugerville, TX - Caregiver   August 08, 2015

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