Susan Jean McHenry

July 21, 1960August 5, 2019

Susan “Sue” McHenry, 59, of Austin, Texas, passed away on August 5, 2019. She was born in Dearborn, Michigan on July 21, 1960 to Gerard and Beverly Power. She was married to Brett McHenry for 27 years. Susan had a career in Criminal Justice for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice System.

She had a passion for arts and crafts, plants and animals.

She is preceded in death by her father Gerard L. Power.

She is survived by husband Brett; son Andrew; mother Beverly; sister Linda, brothers Gerard, Leonard and Kenneth; numerous nieces and nephews and her beloved dog Bing.

In Lieu of flowers please make a donation to the American Cancer Society at

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Austin, Texas for friends and family.


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American Cancer Fund

August 12, 2019

The staff of the American Cancer Fund at is sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. We have received a memorial donation in her name and our sincere condolences go out to her family.

Steve Raschke

August 10, 2019

Susan, my cousin, you left us to early. I’ll always remember your smile and kindness. My prayers are for your family and loved ones in hope we all can find strength in this difficult time. Heaven has gained a special angel. You will never be forgotten.
Steve and Sue Raschke

Doramae Waldron

August 10, 2019

Susan was a shining light to those who knew her. So sorry for your loss. We wish you peace and comfort during this sad time.
You are all in our hearts and prayers. 🙏
Love, Aunt Doramae and Uncle Bill

Janice Willett

August 7, 2019

All of these wonderful posts are so true about Susan and I don't think I can say anything different except to add myself to her long list of fans, friends and admirers. Susan was a joy to be around. The times we spoke, she was nothing short of professional and very genuine. Her work ethic was amazing and my sincerest prayers go out to her grieving family. May God hold you all close during this very sad time.

Sherlyn Jarrett

August 7, 2019

I got to know Susan through our son's. One of my fondest memories is when we went to the renaissance festival. We had a wonderful time and I will always cherish those Austin holidays we had together. She was truly a wonderful woman and I was lucky to have known such an extraordinary person.

Meredith Higgins

August 7, 2019

I wouldn't be where I am today if Susan hadn't taken a chance on me and taken me under her wing at the TBCJ. Her alacrity was a wondrous model for me. She was my mentor. She was my friend. She was gentle and gently firm with me when she needed to be! A talented artist, a patient teacher, a gifted organizer, planner, coordinator, you name it. Susan was the best go-to gal and I will forever miss her sunny spirit. Thank you, Susan, for your loving kindness.

John McAuliffe

August 7, 2019

Susan's smile says it all.She brightened all our lives with her support,friendship and professionalism. Her contact and caring continued from work to the last 18 years of my retirement. Her courage,thoughtfulness and caring will always be cherished by her loving family and friends.

Rudolph Brothers Jr.

August 7, 2019

Words cannot express the sadness I feel at the news of Susan’s passing. She was always a bright and smiling soul who made me feel blessed to be a part of her life. She was not only a superb executive assistant, but also supportive of me as a division director. My prayers for her family and friends. Our loss will be heaven’s gain.

David & Rose Paluka

August 7, 2019

I corresponded with Ms. McHenry on more than several occasions. She was so sweet, helpful and most of all always professional.
Very sad she left this world, but Heaven sure has gained a wonderful Angel.
Hugs and Many Prayers.
God Bless to her family, friends and co-workers.
Your Huntsville, Texas Friends.

Tom Mechler

August 7, 2019

Susan was a remarkable woman who possessed extraordinary talents. She could manage multiple complex projects at the same time, always with her beautiful smile and wonderful attitude. During my nine years on the Board of TDCJ, I don’t remember her ever being unkind or overcome with the stress of her position as the Executive Assistant to the Board Chair which had to be one of the most difficult positions on the planet. She truly was a very special person. Her passing is a tremendous loss to her family but also to all of us. We will miss her greatly.

As I continue to pray for her family whom she loved so deeply, I’m comforted to know that we’ll see her again in heaven.