Mary Sue Bloomfield
May 1, 1940 – May 7, 2019
Mary Susan Hamon Bloomfield
Mary Sue, as she was known to her family and friends, was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, on May 1, 1940. She attended schools in Corpus Christi and graduated from W.B. Ray High School. Following her public school days, she graduated from Del Mar College, where she met the love of her life, Corky. She then attended The University of Texas at Austin where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree and later earned a Master’s degree while at the University of Texas.
After beginning her teaching career as a professor at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she married Corky and they began their married lives in Baytown, Texas, where she joined the faculty of Lee College. At Lee College, she taught Literature, and was instrumental in the inception of the American Studies Program. Several years later she returned to school and graduated from the South Texas College of Law. After practicing law for over a decade, she retired and returned to her first career love - teaching and Lee College.
At the time of her passing, Mary Sue lived in Spring, Texas, where she moved to be closer to her children; however, she and Corky made their home in Baytown for over 40 years. Mary Sue is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Boyd Larry “Corky” Bloomfield, her parents, Everett Dexter Hamon and Susan Scott Hamon, and her sister-in-law, Susie Hamon. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lauren Bloomfield Burns and Andrew Burns; her son, Everett Bloomfield; her grandson, Jack Burns; and her brother, Dexter Boone Hamon, as well as many nieces and nephews. Mary Sue was an avid traveler in her youth and loved exploring new places. She enjoyed watching her children, and later her grandson, compete and perform. She had a great love of books and classical music, enjoying them throughout her lifetime. Her love of antiquing and antique jewelry was unrivaled; one of her favorite hobbies was helping someone find the hard to find. Mary Sue was a thoughtful gift giver and a gracious hostess. The thing she enjoyed most in life was spending time with Corky. She will be truly missed by her family and all who knew her.
The family will receive guests at Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook Drive, Baytown, Texas, on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 5 – 7 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Lee College Foundation, P.O. Box 818, Baytown, Texas 77522-818, 281-425-6303; the Sterling Municipal Library, Memorials and Honorariums, Mary Elizabeth Wilbanks Avenue, Baytown, Texas 77520; or the charity of your choice.
- Boyd Larry “Corky” Bloomfield, Husband Deceased
- Everett Dexter Hamon and Susan Scott Hamon, Parents Deceased
- Susie Hamon, Sister-in-law Deceased
- Lauren Bloomfield Burns and Andrew Burns, Daughter and son-in-law
- Everett Bloomfield, Son
- Jack Burns, Grandson
- Dexter Boone Hamon, Brother
- as well as many nieces and nephews.
- Memorial Visitation Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Mary Sue Bloomfield
May 22, 2019
Mary Sue was my teacher at Lee in 1969. She was a talented instructor and I still remember the class and what a joy it was to be there. She shall live on in my memory as the teacher I wish others could model.
Rest in peace sweet Mary Sue.
Emeritus - Lee College
May 18, 2019
I know you inherited the strength of both your mom and dad and it will help you through your loss. Hold those memories close as they will always put a smile on your face.
May 18, 2019
I wasn't lucky enough to teach side-by-side with Mary Sue, but I always loved her sense of humor when I would see her at Lee College events. As the archivist for the Two-Year College English Association (TYCA--formerly called SRCE), I have files and files of minutes and agendas from years gone by. In going through those records, it is not difficult to see that Mary Sue made quite an impact on this professional organization. One conference agenda showed where Mary Sue (as chair) called for three business meetings. I thought, "Yes, she is the thorough type, so holding three business meetings in a single conference does not surprise me!"
I never saw Mary Sue when she didn't have a smile or a Lee College story to tell about the likes of Dan Mendoza and Dale Adams. I know her life is being celebrated by a huge group of friends and family.
My sincere condolences,
Jill Coe Gos
May 17, 2019
I was blessed to have Mrs. Bloomfield as my English teacher at Lee College in the early 1970’s.
She was always very helpful anytime I came to her needing advice on a paper or understanding Literature meanings.
I am thankful she was able to be a great asset in my success as a teacher, coach and Administrator in education.
Thank you great lady!!!!!
God has gained another good one!!!!
May 16, 2019
Mary Sue was one of the brightest and most effective teachers I have ever known. She, John Britt, and I created the American Studies Program at Lee College, team teaching together three hours a day, three days a week for a year. We and our students loved her. She is missed but will always be remembered. She left Lee and got her Law Degree. Later she wanted to return to her first love: teaching. Unfortunately the Administration would only hire her on a part-time basis! What a loss. Art Davis