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
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
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.