SUSAN WISDOMNovember 8th, 2019 | Paid Obituary
Susan Caven Wisdom, 81, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019, following a brief illness. She was born March 2, 1938, to the late George Trevor Caven and Margaret McGuire Caven. She is survived by her beloved family, husband Norton Labatt ("Tad") Wisdom, daughter Trevor Wisdom (Tracy Bayles), granddaughter Susannah Lawrence Couch (Christopher), and brother George Caven of Texarkana. A native of Texarkana, Arkansas, New Orleans became Susan's home when she relocated to attend Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University, where she received a BA in Education in 1960, and was a member of Pi Beta Phi. It was there that she met Tad, the love of her life, on a blind date. Susan was a true force of nature — dynamic, adventurous, and curious. She was an exceptional gourmet cook and loved to entertain friends and listen to Bobby Short records. With Tad, she lived in New Orleans, Athens, Greece, and Tabuk and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. With him and her daughter, she traveled extensively throughout Europe and the Middle East, eagerly discovering other cultures and widely enjoying their cuisines. Susan excelled in her career and everything in which she took an interest. She was a realtor with Waguespack-Pratt, adventurous travel agent with American Travel in Athens, and taught ESL to international pupils in Saudi Arabia. Her career shifted to hospital administration at King Khalid University Hospital in Riyadh and Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans. She finally realized a lifelong dream of becoming a stockbroker in 1994 and recently retired as Vice President at Wells Fargo Investments. Many local organizations benefited from Susan's leadership and volunteerism. Susan loved the arts and adored the opera, travelling annually to the Santa Fe Opera. She served on the Board of Directors for the New Orleans Opera Association and its Women's Guild, and was a devoted member of Le Petit Salon. Services were held at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home in New Orleans, on Thursday, October 31, 2019. In lieu of flowers, please send your gift in Susan's memory to the New Orleans Opera Association, PO Box 52108, NOLA 70152, or the charity of your choice.