WHITE, Susan Aileene Daniels |
April 3, 1930-Nov 28, 2013
Sue was born in Paris, Texas and grew up in The Methodist Children's home in Waco after the death of both of her parents. After marrying and having four children, Sue became an English teacher and taught at Bryan Adams High School in Dallas. After many years of teaching, Sue went back to school and completed her master's degree in Economics. She then became the owner of her own corporation and conducted teacher training workshops all over the United States. Her life-long interest in reading and education then led her to the The University of Texas at Austin, where she was the director of The Adult Performance Level Project and helped published volumes of curricula to teach writing and reading to illiterate adults. Sue left a lasting impact on everyone whose path she crossed, everyone that she befriended, whether for a lifetime or only a few minutes. She is survived by a cadre of loved ones that will miss her dearly and includes her husband, 4 children, 11 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. Onward thru the fog!
(Inspired by a Richard Leigh song)
Promise me that:
You'll hold who needs holding,
Mend what needs mending,
Walk what needs walking though it takes an extra mile.
Pray what needs praying,
Say what needs saying,
'Cause we're only here for a little while
Take your time; don't take it all for granted
What's the hurry; what's the worry?
Since we're granted no tomorrow;
Treat each day like it was borrowed,
Precious as a child.
Think of me and smile.
Join hearts now, and reach out to each other
'Cause we're only here for a little while.
Sue White, October, 06
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Dec. 12 to Dec. 13, 2013