Sue Hendren

March 30, 1948 - May 12, 2011

03/30/1948 - 05/12/2011

Past Services

Saturday May 14, 2011
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Sunday May 15, 2011
2:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Sue Hendren, 63, of Etowah passed away Thursday May 12, 2011. She was the daughter of the late Russell and Jacqueline Foster.

She is survived by her loving husband, Irv ìBeefî Hendren; two sons, Michael Bilecki, Chad Hendren and his wife Amanda; two daughters, Lisa Oxidine and her husband Randy and Shelly Smith and her husband Mike; nine grandchildren, Gavin, Griffin, Greyson, Savanna, Caleb, Carter, Karissa, Harrison and Michael.

A funeral will be at 2:00pm Sunday in the chapel at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Dr. Rick Auten will officiate. Entombment will be private. The family will receive friends from 6-8PM Saturday at the funeral home.

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Sue Lau
8 years ago

I know you don’t know me, but Sue and I were second cousins. Her father Russell and my mother Mildred Baker Walter were first cousins. I last saw Sue when she was about 4 years old, and I remember she had such beautiful hair. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Jan Stanton-Ben Holder
8 years ago

We love you, Irv. Below is a poem for you, as you deal with the loss.

Do not stand by my grave and weep

I am not there, I do not sleep

I am a thousand winds that blow

I am the diamond glint on snow

I am the sunlight on ripened grain

I am the gentle autumn rain

When you awake in the morning hush

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circling flight

I am the soft star shine at night

Do not stand by my grave and cry

I am not there, I did not die

You’re still in our hearts, Sue.

Laura Chapal
8 years ago

I met Sue when she worked at Kanuga animal hospital. She was always so sweet and caring. Her mother Jackie Lived a few doors up from my parents, so we all came to know Sue and Jackie. We are so saddened to hear of Sue. She was a wonderful person. We will truly miss her.

Laura and Eddie Chapal

Judith Hendren
8 years ago

For some moments in life, there are no words. Thinking of you Beef and praying for God’s comfort and strength to help get you through.

David Tunstall and Debbie
8 years ago

Lisa and Family, I am truly sorry for your loss. I will always remeber Sue as my second “MOM” growing up at the Lake. She always made me feel that I was one of the family. She could always put a smile on your face and love in your heart.

David Tunstall

Kim and Jon Klish
8 years ago

Dear Irv and Family,

We were greatly saddened to learn of Sueís passing. Sue was a wonderful person and coworker whose smile would brighten any day. Our heartfelt condolences for your loss.

Arlene & Jim Carr
8 years ago

Sue was an extraordinary friend, and we will deeply miss her. We feel blessed to have been her friend for the last 15 years.

Her loving and caring ways were so evident in her role as a Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Daughter. Her loving care for her Mother after her Father died was so special, and totally demonstate what Sue was all about.

We pray for Sue’s family while they try to adjust to life without Sue – hopefully Sue’s memory will provide the strength to deal with their loss.

We love you all!

Laurie Correa Elliott
8 years ago

Dear Irv and Family,

So sad to read of Sue’s passing. I will never forget her sunny personality and happy spirit – I was blessed to have known her. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely, Laurie Correa Elliott and Family

Stefani Hernandez
8 years ago


I am so sorry about your loss. Sue was a very special person and told me some very special things about my Birth Mother Joy Lea. My prayers are with you and your family in your time of need.


Bill Hull
8 years ago

I was very sad to hear of Sue’s passing. She was a rare individual that was always a joy to see. It was a great honor and privledge to be able to care for her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.