1942 ~ 2018
Dr. Susan L. Morrow, PhD, 76, died peacefully at her Salt Lake City home on Saturday, December 22.
Sue was born November 18, 1942, to the late Helen and Howard Rodekohr and was elder sister to Steve and the late Chuck Rodekohr.
She married her spouse, Dr. Donna Hawxhurst, in 2014, after 38 years as life partners, collaborators, and activists in their community and beyond.
Sue was a lifelong advocate for equality, social change and cross-cultural understanding. She was Professor Emerita of Educational Psychology from University of Utah, where she taught from 1993 to 2019, after receiving her Ph.D. from Arizona State University in 1992. She was well known in her field of Feminist Qualitative Research, Counseling Psychology and Social Justice and received many awards throughout her career. She was an active member of both national and local Association for Women in Psychology (AWP) chapters and co-coordinated three national conferences.
Beyond her life as an influential educator, mentor,and groundbreaking scientist, she was a mother to Andrei and Christina. She was Second Violin in the Tempe, Arizona Symphony Orchestra and could be heard playing her violin at home in duet with Donna at piano. She had a strong connection to the natural world and deep love for the Grand Canyon and Colorado River made her heart sing. Sue was known for her joie de vivre, amazing hugs, laugh, strength and kindness.
She is remembered by the many people whose lives she has touched, including her spouse, Donna; son, Andrei Hedstrom; daughter, Christina Hedstrom; brother, Steve Rodekohr; daughter-in-law, Sherry Hedstrom; heart daughter, Gabrielle Freedom; granddaughters, Raine Hedstrom and Michaela Freedom; as well as her sisters-in-law and seven nieces.
Published in The Salt Lake Tribune on Dec. 30, 2018.