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Susan "SuSu" Schwab

April 22, 1940 — July 16, 2022

Susan Alma Heck Schwab, age 82, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 16, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. Susan was a native of Thibodaux and a longtime resident of Houma.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation in the Magnolia Chapel of Chauvin Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the Liturgy of the Word at 12:00 p.m. Burial will be held at a later date in St. Francis Cemetery No. 2.  Please honor Susan’s memory by wearing bright colors to her service.

Susan is survived by her loving husband of  61  years, Jerry Schwab; daughters, Danna Schwab and Catherine Schwab; sons, Carl “Tracy” (Susan) Schwab and Gregory (Terri) Schwab; beloved grandchildren, Emily Schwab Parks, Molly Schwab Pierce, Mary Margaret Schwab, Claire Schwab, Anne Frances Schwab, Abby Schwab, Lollie Schwab Wiemann, J. Hunter Schwab, Adam Ellender, Mark Ellender, and Susan Ellender; great grandchildren, Emma Pierce, Thomas Pierce, Andrew Parks, Mary Catherine Parks, John Michael Hidalgo, and Timothy Jude Wiemann; brother, Carl (Amelia) Heck, and many cousins and dear friends.

Susan is preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Verna Mae Talbot Heck; brother, David Heck; and grandson, Taylor Sullivan.

Susan came from a long line of independent women.  She was a smart, strong and caring individual who was very supportive of women’s rights.  She graduated from LSU with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and earned her Masters from Nicholls State University.  She was a founding member of the domestic violence program in Terrebonne Parish which later became the Haven.  She also formed a group called “Kings Kids” for the youth in town to praise God.  She was a school psychologist and was very influential in the lives of troubled children.  She was a counselor who touched the lives of many she met.  People flocked to her for advice and she was always willing to give it.  She was a wonderful cook, seamstress, and porcelain artist as well as a gardener.  She loved her grandchildren and retired early to help with their care.  Her loved ones call her “SuSu” and she will be dearly missed by many.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to The Haven, PO Box 1222, Houma, LA 70360 or CASA of Terrebonne, 402 Canal St, Houma, LA 70360.  The family would like to thank Dr. Dicky Haydel, Dr. Scott Haydel, and Haydel Hospice for the exceptional care. A special thank you to Ellery Domangue for her many years of care and companionship.

Chauvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Susan "SuSu" Schwab.


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