Susan Stubbs
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Susan Little Stubbs , 72, died September 23, 2012. She was born to Ruby Mae and Joe Stubbs in Houston, Texas on June 19, 1940. She had a full life including career, family, and many close friends. She attended public school in Houston: Roberts Elementary, Pershing Junior High, and Lamar High School. She graduated from the University of Houston in 1961, with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. She later earned a Masters degree from the same institution in Educational Administration.
As a student at Lamar High School, Susan was active in Ruth Denney's theatrical productions and was also an apprentice at the Alley Theatre. She remained a devotee of the theatre throughout her life. Her first teaching position was as the drama teacher at Furr High School. After teaching for five years, Susan embarked on a new challenge in her career by accepting a position as a curriculum consultant in the Houston Independent School District's central office. She rose quickly through the ranks to become the executive assistant to two superintendents: George Garver and Billy Reagan. While working with Garver, she wrote the proposal for the establishment of Houston's High School for Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA). She was ultimately promoted to the position of associate superintendent for board services. Early in her adult life Susan had begun investing in real estate. As a result of this interest, she resigned from HISD in 1983 to manage her investments.
Susan was preceded in death by her parents and her close friend Patsy Lankford. She is survived by her brother Joe Stubbs, two nieces: Susan "Sunny" U. Stubbs, Margaret "Maggie" Stubbs Baughn, her husband James William Baughn, her nephew, Joe F. Stubbs, his wife Rachel Tittle and the mother of Sunny, Joe and Maggie (her-sister in law), Melinda Fry Stubbs. She is also survived by her Godchild, Laura "Alex" Candado, and her faithful employees: Belgica Carranza and Grant Gollis, as well as, by her adopted sister Martha Ann Blundell and her husband Reverend Ray Blundell.
Susan was a faithful Christian. As a child she was baptized at Second Baptist Church, and at the time of her death she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. In addition, she was active in Community Bible Study, serving as its treasurer. Throughout her life Susan highly valued the spiritual support and inspiration of her late uncle, Thomas Truett Ott.
Visitation will be begin at 9am followed by a funeral service at 10am on Friday, September 28, 2012 at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family kindly asks that donations me made to a charity of your choice in memory of Susan.

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Published in Houston Chronicle from Sep. 26 to Sep. 28, 2012.
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