SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — She would share smiles and encouragement and she will be dearly missed by Texas State students and staff. Beloved dining hall worker Susie Mullen — better known as Miss Susie — died Sunday morning.
Her health began to deteriorate last week, prompting current and former students to share memories of her along with well wishes.
One student who worked with her at Jones Dining Hall told KXAN last week that Miss Susie was sweet and kind.
“I was always amazed at how sweet and kind she was,” said Madeline Francis. “It always made my work day when I had a shift where I could see her. On breaks, I chatted with her if she wasn’t too busy, and she’d always say encouraging things like ‘You really are doing a great job, sweetie!’ That made work at the cafeteria that much better.”
Mullen was a San Marcos native wh traveled the country, ran a restaurant, taught elementary school and eventually became a cheerful sight at Texas State.
“Susie Mullen has been a beloved member of the Texas State University and San Marcos communities for many years, and has touched the lives and hearts of many of our students, faculty, and staff,” Texas State said in a statement last week. “We are immeasurably grateful to her for spreading joy and positivity as a fixture in our community.”