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Carolyn Sugg Nau

Obituary for Carolyn Sugg Nau

October 30, 1922 - January 21, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 95


The Lord welcomed Mrs. Carolyn Sugg Nau home on January 21, 2018 in San Antonio, TX, where she was surrounded by family. Born October 30, 1922 in Bolivar County, Mississippi to John and Claudia Sugg, Carolyn was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She survived the Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927, a defining event of her early life. She went on to graduate from Mississippi State College for Women, earn a Master of Music from Northwestern University, and pursue further graduate study at the Julliard School of Music.

With her husband, Cornelius H. Nau, Sr., a respected pediatrician, Carolyn moved to San Antonio in 1950, where they raised their five children. She was active in the community, volunteering her time and talent to numerous clubs and organizations, including the Women's Auxiliary to the Bexar County Medical Society. A gifted pianist, Carolyn was a longtime member of the Tuesday Musical Club, bringing joy to all who listened to her performances. Carolyn adored her family, enjoyed an active social life, and delighted in traveling the world with her husband in their retirement years.

Carolyn is survived by her children: Dr. Cornelius H. Nau, Jr. and wife Sandy, John S. Nau and wife Diane, Dr. Thomas W. Nau and wife Dr. Susan Tillman, James S. Nau, Nancy Nau Navey and husband Dr. Allen E. Navey; grandchildren: John S. Nau and wife Christy, Marshall Nau, Erin Carlile and husband Glyn, Anna Nau, Nathaniel Navey, and William Navey; and seven great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, her siblings John M. Sugg and Mary Claire Norwood, and her husband.

10:30 AM

Officiated by the Rev. Dr. Richard O. Knott, Jr. Interment in Sunset Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the San Antonio Clubhouse, 6851 Citizens Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78229,, or the charity of your choice.

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  • the San Antonio Clubhouse, 6851 Citizens Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78229,, or the charity of your choice.

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Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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