Wisconsin High School

60th Reunion - September 17, 2020


BIO:        Sue Matthews Owen

Received:  August 10, 2020



Sue (Matthews) Owen

Apt. 414, Bay Square

950 Massachusetts Ave.

Cambridge, MA 02139

h: 617-66l-2954


Married since 1964.

Retired May 2005 from LSU as Poet-in-Residence.

Author of four books of poetry, most recently from LSU Press, and recipient of

Governor's Arts Award for Professional Artist of the Year in Louisiana.


Husband - Tom Owen, Harvard Ph.D., also retired from LSU as Russian History



Brother - Rod Matthews, Harvard J.D., retired with wife Marie in Madison and Lake

Placid, Florida.


Mother - Betty Matthews, 98, now lives in Madison at Chamomile Assisted Living.


International Travel - Europe and Morocco, including five trips to Russia; a trip

around the world for our 60th birthdays to Greece, Egypt, Turkey, China, and Japan;

and to India for our 40th anniversary.  Trips since 2005 - Paris with Mother;

Denmark, Sweden and Finland; Switzerland with Mother; South America for our 65th

birthdays; Holland and Norway for our 45th anniversary.  Trips since 2010 - Brazil;

London with Mother for her 90th birthday; Southern Africa for our 70th birthdays; and

Mediterranean cruise for our 50th anniversary.  Trips since 2015 - Moscow and Rome;     

and Southeast Asia for our 75th birthdays.


Current Activities - Sue: Member of Bay Square Book Club, founded by her in 2006.

Tom: Associate of the Davis Russian Research Center at Harvard. 

Both members of Great Books Discussion Group at the Cambridge Public Library.