Shuhsien Lacina

Shuhsien Lacina went to the Lord on Monday, September 8, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer.  She was a resident of Seabrook, Texas since 2005.

Shuhsien was born on September 25, 1965 in Chaiyi, Taiwan to Fu-tsair Hsiao and Hsueh-hong Hsiao Tsai.  In 1988, she came to the United States as a student at Indiana University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in economics.   She met her future husband Michael Lacina at Purdue University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in computer information systems.  Shuhsien and Michael married in 2001.  They lived in Rochester, New York before moving to the Seabrook.

Shuhsien is survived by her husband, her sons Charles and Daniel, her parents, sister Shuhwa and her husband Hsu Hsiao-Long, sister Shu-Fen and her husband Chang Mao-Hsiang, sister Shumin, brother Nanlong, two nephews, and three nieces.

The family thanks the following organizations for help provided during Shushien’s extended illness: Clear Lake Chinese Church, Cameo Caregivers, Houston Methodist (Christus) St. John Hospital, CIMA (Christus VNA) Hospice, Clear Lake Evangelical Formosa Church, Clear Lake Regional Hospital, Deke Slayton Cancer Center, Gateway Community Church, Houston Chinese Church, Regency Village skilled nursing facility, and St. Bernadette Catholic Church.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 19 from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M.  The funeral service will take place on Saturday, September 20 at 3:00 P.M. and will be officiated by Pastor Benjamin Lam and Pastor Tom Louis.  Both events will be held at Crowder Funeral Home at 111 E. Medical Center Blvd., Webster, TX 77598.  Immediately following the funeral service, burial will take place at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson, TX.  Following the burial, a reception will be held at a location to be disclosed.



  1. Dear Mike, Charlie, and Danny,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I know that Shuhsien wanted to live to enjoy many long years with you and to give you the best she could, and I know she tried so hard to give you that even after she was diagnosed with cancer.
    I will always remember her good mom advice to me. She was a good friend. It didn’t matter that we hadn’t seen each other in years. I will miss her phone calls and emails.
    You are in my family’s thoughts and prayers.

    Clara Auty
  2. Dear Michael, Charlie and Danny,
    Our deepest condolences to your loss. Although it’s been several years since we have seen Shuhsien and your family after you moved to Texas, we will treasure the time we spent together as good friends in Rochester, NY. We are going to miss her phone calls, courage and her positive attitude about life.
    May her love for you give you strength during this difficult time, and we hope the fact that Shusien is now in God’s care could provide you with peace and comfort.

    Connie & Tom Muellenbach
  3. Dear Mr. Lacina (Mike),

    I was very sorry to hear about Shusien’s death this week. I had left her a message not long ago that I was unable to get around over the summer after a fall I had. I was looking forward to reading to her again. Watching her bravery in her illness was very inspiring. I am keeping you and your sons in my prayers.

    Therese Thomas (St. Bernadette Church)

    Therese Thomas
  4. Dear Mr. Lacina,

    We are very sorry for your loss. We know nothing in this world can replace a wife and loving mother of your family. We pray that God will give you the strength and Wisdom in the difficult time. And we believe that Shusien is now in heaven where there is no pain and sufferings.

    We haven’t seen Shusien since we graduated from Purdue. In our memory, she will always be that eternally optimistic girl. Her courage and hope in life touches all of us who knew her from Purdue.

    We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

    Cheng-Shuo Wang
  5. My heart and prayers are with your and the boys, Dr. Lacina. Mrs. Lacina was a very brave, caring, and loyal woman. It was a pleasure to meet and work with her for several years. I am very saddened and will keep all of you in my prayers.

    Adiaha Franklin
  6. Dear Michael, Charile and Daniel,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Shushien was such a strong woman and we miss her. It was so nice to be like family while you were in Rochester. God give you everything you need.
    James, Michelle and Cate Sharman

  7. Dear Michael, Charlie and Daniel,

    Our thoughts are with you and we miss Shuhsien. It was so nice to have time together while you were in Rochester. We will miss her. God bless you and help you in the days ahead.

  8. We miss Shuhsien so much. Although we haven’t seen each other for years but constant phone calls and emails have kept us close. She was such an inspiration. Her courage and optimism had inspired us in many ways especially in time of difficulties. May she rest peacefully in God’s hands. And may God continue watching and blessing her loved ones.

    Lin & Larry Chen

    Lin & Larry Chen

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