Suzanne Box
1940 - 2016
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Suzanne Bernice LaMaster Box
Suzanne "Suzy" Bernice LaMaster Box, a native Houstonian who spent much of her adult life in Sugar Land while also living in Fort Worth and Killeen, died Friday March 4 at Colonial Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care in Sugar Land. She was born on May 25, 1940 in Houston to Lewis and Betty LaMaster.
Suzy, as her friends called her, attended Lamar High School and received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Texas in 1962. Before attending the University of Texas she spent a year at Lindenwood College in Missouri. She pledged Kappa Kappa Gamma at the University of Texas following in her mother and sister's footsteps and made lifelong friends in the sorority that were dear to her heart.
After graduation she worked as a first grade school teacher at Sutton Elementary in Sharpstown. She married Roy Edgar Box, Jr. from Corpus Christi on February 1, 1964 in Houston. She and Roy lived in Houston for 7 years before relocating to Fort Worth. During this time they welcomed a daughter, Betty Jo, and a son, David Roy.
When Suzy moved back to Sugar Land, She became very involved in the Sugar Creek Garden Club serving as President. She also was a founding board member of CASA of Fort Bend County and served as a board member of the Sugar Land Business Park Utility Water District for over 10 years.
After many years of volunteering Suzy went to work as the first Program Director of Literacy Volunteers of Fort Bend County. She then became the Executive Director of Fort Bend County Human Needs Ministry.
Suzy was very involved in the Junior League of Houston and Fort Worth with placements in the Junior League Tea room, Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Music Therapy Program. Her passions were family, friends and song. Suzy would be found singing in a church choir wherever they lived.
She is survived by her husband, Roy Edgar Box, Jr. of Richmond, Texas; her daughter, Betty Jo Box Nelson, of Victoria, Texas and husband, Michael Scott Nelson; her son, David Roy Box, and wife, Diana Nefkens Box of Frisco, Texas; 6 grandchildren, Elizabeth Kelley Nelson, Randall Gunn Nelson, Carter Hamilton Nelson, Katherine Anthony Box, Emily Anne Box, and Christopher David Box; sisters, Betty Lou LaMaster Crittenden and Jan LaMaster Redford and husband, David Redford; sister-in-law, JoAnn Grady; and nieces and nephews.
Memorial service and visitation arrangements are being handled by The Settegast-Kopf Company Funeral Directors in Sugar Land. The visitation will be held on Friday, March 11 from 6pm-8pm at The Settegast-Kopf Company at 15015 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land Texas 77478. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at 2pm on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Sugar Land First United Methodist Church at 431 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, Texas 77478.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Suzy's memory to the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County, 12530 Emily Court, Sugar Land, TX 77478 or

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Published in Houston Chronicle on Mar. 6, 2016.
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March 21, 2016
Roy and family, so sorry for your loss. Suzy was always a cheery, sweet lady, the few times I was around her. She was always very concerned about our family. I know she will be missed by many. Now she is resting peacefully. Love to you all. Julie Clendenen
March 19, 2016
I met Suzy years ago when I worked at Calvary Episcopal School and she would come to tutor students. She was such a nice lady and I always enjoyed visiting with her. I am so sorry for your loss.
Vicki Ward
Vicki Ward
March 11, 2016
I only knew Suzy for a short time. What a lovely lady. Roy you and Suzy had something special What great memories you have. Just thank God that Suzy was your life partner. Your friends, Buddy and Barbara Bates Menking
March 10, 2016
Roy, Jan and Betty Lou,

Suzy was a bright light, a gifted Neuhaus tutor, a constant friend and a precious woman of faith who loved her Lord and family dearly. We are very sorry we are unable to join you to celebrate her sweet life.

Carolyn and Hal Means
March 9, 2016
So sorry for your loss from a long ago family friend.
Katherine Hill
March 8, 2016
Remembering happy times, grieving our loss and celebrating her home going.

Much love,

Jay & Carol Hackleman
March 8, 2016
My thoughts are with the family in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort during these difficult days (Psalms 9:9,10)

March 8, 2016
Walter, Emily, Adriana and I were so sad to learn of Suzy's passing. She was a wonderful tutor to both my girls and a good friend to me. She was always encouraging the girls and took pride in their accomplishments, like a surrogate grandmother. I'm thankful that I got to know her. So glad life brought ya'll to Killeen.
God bless you and your family,
Sue, Walter, Nathan, Emily and Adriana van Zanten
March 7, 2016
Roy, BJ and David, I have fond memories of all of us in Ft Bend. I last saw Suzy at the Kappa convention, surprise to no one who knew her. Suzy's enthusiasm for life was contagious and so sincere. What a love she was. God's blessings to all of you.
Betty Clyburn
March 7, 2016
Suzy will be missed...I know Suzy from the Fort Bend Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association. She was such a loyal member, and so much fun to be around! God bless and comfort her family.
Nancy Malke
March 6, 2016
Roy, Betty Lou, and Jan,
All of you are in our prayers. We were so fond of Suzy. God bless you. With love,
Constant & Neill
Neill Masterson
March 6, 2016
Sorry to read of classmates' passing. Suzy will be missed by all of us. Mike Hill
March 6, 2016
Sorry to hear your Mom's passing. God Bless you and family in this time of sorrow.
Ken & Sherry Franz
March 5, 2016
What a beautiful tribute to your Mother! She would be so happy at the lovely-complete obituary that was written. You and yours are in my prayers and I hold you close in my heart, my dear sweet friend.
Tracy Smitherman
March 5, 2016
So many fun memories of Suzy! My heart aches, but as David said, she is in a better place with no dementia ! Hugs and prayers to Roy, BJ and David. She was such a proud wife and mother!
Kay Slack Beard
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