It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the death of Sue Hovey. However, it is with great honor that we celebrate her life. She was a wonderful wife, mother, teacher and friend to so many. Sue wanted her obituary to note that she was born Feb. 12, 1932, during a depression brought on by the Republican Party, and that she died on Jan. 13, 2015, during the recovery from a recession brought on by the Republican Party.

Sue was born in Naples, Texas, to R. Audrian and Margaret Young. Sue was given the name Margaret Virginia. She remained Margaret until her grandfather, J.E. Young, Sr., started calling her Suzie Q. Sue stuck. Not liking her given birth name, she later had her name legally changed to Sue.

She was the oldest of six children. Sue grew up in San Angelo, Pampa, and McLean, Texas. Soon after graduation from high school, Sue married Fred Johnston in McLean, and they had a daughter, Margaret Ann, who lived only a brief 2 months. She and Fred later divorced.

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