Dr. Susan L. Morrow Ph.D.
1942 - 2018
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 by The Salt Lake Tribune on Dec. 30, 2018.
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Donna and Family
I am sorry for your loss. I was fortunate to know Sue as a doctorate student in her qualitative research courses. Sue was a teacher at heart and there were moments when I felt her joy of teaching would explode. Sue knew herself and the subject. Her love of teaching came from the identity and integrity of her inner passion. She was amazing and very classy. Oh, I loved her purple jogging suit.

Our paths crossed again at Utes Women Basketball games where we shared court-side seating. I will always remember Sue's warm smile and contagious shout Go Utes Sue loved the games.

With sympathy and prayers,
Michele Stuart
Michele Stuart
January 2, 2019
Sue was a kind and loving person. She was very influential as a professor with wit and wisdom, a keen scientific mind, natural talent, and a seemingly inborn curiosity. I feel honored to have had her as a professor and mentor. Donna, my heart goes out to you.
Kathy Barnett
January 1, 2019
Sue and Donna helped change the course of my life. Sue will be in my heart, eternally remembered and loved.
Nina Millmyn
December 31, 2018
I will really miss Sue. She has given so much to her family, to her students and to the community. She will be missed.
Susan Lyons
December 30, 2018
So sorry for your loss, Donna. I can't even begin to imagine how you feel at this time. Sending you love and hugs for peace and comfort.
Leigh Cowley
December 30, 2018
Very sorry for the lost of your loved one May God the hearer of prayers comfort you during this difficult time and give you strength. 2 cor. 1:4
December 28, 2018
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