Suzanne (Sudi) McCollough Plowden passed away peacefully on September 3, 2018. She was born in Abilene, Texas in 1916 to Warren Roy McCullough and Macy Hill McCollough-Nash. She was mostly raised in New Orleans and studied Fine Arts at Tulane University. She and her twin sister Lucerne (Cerni) Robert then moved to New York City to begin their long art careers. After a stint in high fashion advertising, they joined Portraits, Inc. to promote their portraiture work. After World War II, Suzanne married Theodore (Ted) Plowden and moved to Connecticut where she taught at Silvermine Guild of Artists. She frequently travelled with Ted on business trips to Latin America and Asia and lived with him and their son Campbell in Australia, Brazil and India. She actively painted while abroad, exhibited her abstract works in galleries and later published a collection of sketches called Images of India. She moved to Hilton Head, SC in 1980 after Ted retired and remained active in the arts through the Hilton Head Art League and local galleries. Suzanne also had a deep love for her cats and nature.
She is survived by her son Campbell Plowden, daughter-in-law Yuri Plowden, and grandchildren Marissa and Luke Plowden. Her family greatly appreciates the friendships and loving care she received from many people at the Seabrook Retirement Community. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Art League of Hilton Head, the Hilton Head Humane Association or the Center for Amazon Community Ecology – the non-profit organization founded by her son. A memorial service will be held later in the year.
Additional photo in Gallery.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Suzanne
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at The Island Funeral Home & Crematory