In Memory

Sue Vawter (Huffman)

Sue Vawter (Huffman)

Sue Vawter Huffman
May 13, 1951 - September 18, 2022

Natalie Huffman Jones shared the news of her mother's passing:

My beautiful and hilarious mom passed away peacefully on Sunday. To know her was to love her, and she loved us all without condition.

She was a trusted and loyal friend, a dedicated teacher, and a devoted mother. She made the best pies, gave the best hugs, and threw the best parties. She had impeccable taste in all things, including music, and she could handle an air microphone better than anyone I know.

Her warmth and wit filled every room, and being her daughter has been the greatest honor of my life.


Susan "Sue" Vawter Huffman

Sue Huffman passed away peacefully on Sunday September 18, 2022. Her body and soul graced the earth for 71 beautiful years - filling every room she ever entered with her warmth and wit.

She was a trusted and loyal friend, a beloved sister, a dedicated teacher, and a devoted mom and Grammy Sue. She was the "hostess with the mostess," made the best pies, gave the best hugs, and threw the best parties. She had impeccable taste in all things, including music, and she could handle an air microphone better than anyone.

She was born in Ft. Worth, Texas on May 13, 1951, to Jack and Nonie Vawter. She was the third of six children, a petite red head full of personality and spirit. She was a hard worker and a natural caretaker and was a great help to her mom around the house. She also had a keen sense of justice and was quick to make sure no one messed with her or any of her siblings.

She graduated from Paschal High School in 1969 and started college at the University of North Texas before moving to Austin to finish her degree at the University of Texas. She started her career in teaching at Joslin Sixth Grade Center before doing radio ad sales at KNOW. She loved her role there, but when her youngest children were born she chose not to work outside of the home for 12 years before returning to teaching at Porter Middle School. In all these roles she amassed a group of wonderful lifelong friends that she cherished greatly.

Of all her many joys, her three children, Brian, Natalie, and Ross, and two grandchildren, Calvin and Samuel, were her greatest. She loved them fiercely and gave them more love, grace, and adoration than any of them could have ever asked for. When referring to her grandsons, she would say, "I just love them so much I can hardly stand it!"

To know her was to love her, and she will be missed more than words can express. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Nonie Vawter. She is survived by her three children and their beloved spouses, Brian Smith (Kenny Brannon), Natalie Jones (Matthew Jones), and Ross Huffman, her two cherished grandsons Calvin and Samuel Jones, her five siblings and their spouses Jack Vawter (Becky), Ann Haynes, Scott Vawter (Glynell), Jane Ethredge, and Mary Ownbey (Terry), her ex-husband Wayne Huffman, and all her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends who she loved dearly

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude, ASPCA, or Shriners Hospitals for Children.

All Faiths Funeral Services North Austin
8507 North IH-35
Austin, TX


Celebration Of Life
Oct. 1, 2022
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Chez Zee (in The Gallery)

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09/22/22 07:06 AM #1    

Toni Fackler (Knight)

Sue was beautiful then and beautiful now. Rest in peace Paschal friend. heart

09/22/22 09:07 AM #2    

Deb Brumbalow (Fry)

What a beautiful tribute to your mother. My condolences to your family. Sue was a dear, sweet friend. 
Blessings, Deborah Brumbalow Fry 💞


09/22/22 03:41 PM #3    

Debbie Brady (Freeman)

I have such great memories of Sue and her family during our time at Paschal and beyond. She was a wonderful friend and she will be missed. RIP beautiful friend❤

09/22/22 07:27 PM #4    

Kathy Alexander

Our Dear Sue, you were such fun at Paschal, a laugh & a smile all the time. I'm certain heaven is a better place with her in it!  Rest In Peace Sweet Sue. Kathy A. 

09/23/22 07:38 AM #5    

Cathy Munson (Ambrose)

We will all miss you Sue, You got your final graduation now and I know you will be having an amazing adventure. We are praying for your family may the Lord comfort their hearts with lots of sweet memories.

With love and prayers, Cathy

09/23/22 03:23 PM #6    

Donna Humphrey (Donnell)

I just loved Sue......I don't think I ever saw Sue without a smile on her beautiful face............

God has another angel....

 Donna Humphre-Donnell

09/23/22 04:05 PM #7    

Cissy Ramsel (Birdseye)

Sue has been one of my best friends since 7th grade, and we've stayed close all of these years. My kids got to enjoy summer visits with the Hostess-with-the-Mostess and get to be friends with her kids. Lots of love and laughter went into our friendship. Miss you, Sue!!

09/24/22 03:27 PM #8    

Heather Haynes (McGee)

Sue was a funny and fun friend. Part of my family (as her sister, Ann, was married to my brother, Scott, way back when) she had a beautiful spirit and was an inspirational teacher, mother, aunt and friend. God sped, sweet Sue 💔

09/25/22 10:36 AM #9    

Suzanne Avirett (Davis)


What a fun and funny person Sue was as everyone has attested to. I was lucky enough to have experienced her hilarious sense of humor and wit up close on Saturday nights. She WAS Saturday Night Live (along with a group of other Paschal ladies) driving around singing and "car dancing".  A very fond Paschal memory with Sue often at the center of the fun and laughter. Roll on the floor kind of laughter!!! You were one fun lady. Small but mighty!!!


09/27/22 05:41 AM #10    

James Nader

It would be unfortunate to be void of male response to Sue's passing. I fondly remember her personality as outsized for her physical stature, in the most positive way. Concurring with all of you girls, it was simply a joy to be in her presence, no matter the venue!

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