Susan Craven, 1941-2015

The Texans Care for Children staff and board were heartbroken to learn that Susan Craven, our former Executive Director, passed away on Thursday. After a long battle with cancer, Susan died peacefully alongside her husband Don. Susan was laid to rest on Sunday in Corpus Christi.

Susan served as the Executive Director of Texans Care for Children from 2000 to 2008. Carolyn Strickland, wife of Texans Care for Children’s late founder, Phil Strickland, remembered how much Susan meant to the organization and Texas children: 

Susan laid much of the groundwork for Texans Care for Children in the beginning years. She was an inspiration to Phil, who relied on her skills and instincts as much as his with the state legislature. She cared deeply about all children, and she will be missed.

Susan continued her service to Texas kids after leaving the organization, going on to serve as the Executive Director of the Texas Association of Infant Mental Health.

Texas children were fortunate to have Susan on their side, and we were fortunate to know her. We will certainly miss her.

You can read more about Susan’s life and legacy here.