Sue Connor, PhD passed away on October 24, 2013 at age 55 at the Huntsman Cancer Center in Salt Lake City, UT. She lived life to the fullest despite having metastatic breast cancer. Sue was the beloved wife for 26 years of Andy Payne and the daughter of Ray and Nancy Connor of Annandale, VA. She is also survived by her sisters, Cathy (Michael) and Elizabeth; and her brother, Jerome (Tammy); as well as her niece and four nephews whom she loved dearly, Matthew and Grace Timmeny, Jacob and Nathan Connor, and Oshin Diaz.
Sue graduated from Annandale High School, VA in 1976 and from Denison University, OH in 1980. She received her Masters and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Dr. Connor worked at Dominion Hospital in Falls Church, VA as Director of Admissions and Leader of the Eating Disorder Team. She later had her own private practice at Fairfax Psychotherapy Associates in Vienna, VA. In 2000, Sue moved with her husband Andy to Salt Lake City, UT where she continued her private practice and was also a member of the medical staff at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute. She specialized in eating disorders, pain management, and PTSD. She was active in the American Psychological Association.
Besides her many professional accomplishments, Sue was a warm, compassionate person who touched not only her family and friends, but also the many patients she worked with in VA and UT. She served as a mentor to many in the field. Sue loved hiking, camping, and skiing with Andy in the mountains and national parks of Utah.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date in Salt Lake City.

Published in The Washington Post from Nov. 6 to Nov. 10, 2013