Sue Cutler

Obituary of Sue Stubbs Cutler

Sue Stubbs Cutler, beloved mother, grandmother, and daughter of the late Sue Graves Stubbs and the late William King Stubbs, died peacefully at her residence in Fort Worth, Texas on Monday, January 8, 2024 surrounded by her family.   

Born in Monroe, Louisiana, on April 27, 1939, Sue was raised in a loving family that placed an emphasis on education and good cheese grits. Bayou DeSiard was her playground for catching frogs, fishing with her younger brothers, and riding her horse, Dolly, on the levee and through pecan groves. After Neville High School, Sue continued her education at Sweet Briar College before transferring to Sophie Newcomb College where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.  

Sue married fellow Monroe native Haydn Harrison Cutler, Jr. in 1960. The Cutlers lived in Picayune, Mississippi, and New Orleans before settling in Fort Worth, Texas to raise their four children. After their thirty-year marriage ended, they remained lifelong friends sharing confidences and celebrating many family events together. In the early 1990s, Sue moved to New York City for fifteen years. She also lived in Vero Beach, Florida, and Old Lyme, Connecticut, before returning full-time to Fort Worth.  

Sue’s sense of humor was legendary. She was known for her delight in a good story – the less filtered the better. She relished the epithet of someone who “if she didn’t know something, she would simply make it up!” Simple tales became masterpieces when enhanced with her hallmark exaggerations. Sue was an early bird and avid reader with wide ranging curiosity often finishing multiple books in a week. 

Dawn was her time to think. Her array of friends from across the globe also took advantage of this treasured window to call her for a good laugh. A constant in her life was the Tuesday Lunch Bunch, or T.L.B, where, since 1981, she gathered at Rivercrest Country Club with her closest friends. 

As the number of her grandchildren grew, so did her desire to return to Fort Worth. Susu, as she was known to her ten granddaughters, shared her love of adventure and travel with family and friends. She sought to inspire confidence in her children and grandchildren through exposure to different countries and their cultures. On any given trip, the girls knew that Susu would be up early and ready to order cappuccinos and croissants with a side of crispy bacon. Guided city tours and museum visits were often enhanced by shopping jaunts to flea markets and local boutiques. She was always seeking the odd and unusual in keeping with her innate sense of style and design. 

Sue was a supporter of the Kimbell Art Museum and The Cliburn and was a member of the Jewel Charity Ball, Junior League, The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, the Mayflower Society and the Order of the First Families of Virginia.  She was a dedicated volunteer for AIDS patients in New York. She was an expert bridge player who competed at the tournament level around the world.

She is survived by her three daughters, India Cutler Wardrop and husband, Robert, of Cambridge, UK, Elizabeth Biedenharn Cutler of Fort Worth, Texas, Sue Cutler Christie and husband, Lee, of Fort Worth, Texas and son, Haydn Harrison Cutler III and wife, Elizabeth, of Charlottesville, Virginia; grandchildren Mathieu, Cella and Clare Wardrop; Georgia Dougherty; Eliza, India, Ellise and Sue Turner; India, Susannah and Claudia Cutler and; brothers Dr. William King Stubbs, Jr. of Vero Beach, Florida and John Howell Stubbs of Orange Beach, Alabama.

Private family service followed by a memorial gathering to be announced later. 

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Kimbell Art Museum or Saving Hope Animal Rescue. 

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