Sudie C. Appel Worsham

September 4, 1925November 4, 2019

Sudie Austelle Appel Worsham, 94, of Dallas, Texas passed away November 4, 2019. She was born in Lamar County near Paris, Texas on September 4, 1925 as the youngest of nine children to Malcom Walker Cleere and Lou Tennie Click Cleere. Sudie moved to Dallas and worked at the Federal Reserve during World War II.

Sudie’s love of sewing led to her founding a high-end dress shop named “Sudie’s” which she owned and operated for many years. She was one of the initial members of the Dallas Opera Guild and Prestonwood Country Club as well as a long-term member of Bent Tree Country Club, Mes Amies Club and several ballroom dance clubs. Sudie was an avid golfer, loved dancing, music, gardening, dogs, spending time in Desert Mountain, Arizona and all things chocolate. Although she was short in stature, she lit up a room with her jubilant personality. Sudie’s generosity was reflected in many charitable organizations in the community.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Appel and all of her siblings, the most recent being Duane Cleere (her mischievous brother). Sudie was survived by her husband, Dr. A. Gordon Worsham; sister-in-law Estelle Cleere; stepchildren Stephen A. Worsham and wife, Stacie, Richard E. Worsham and wife, Laurie, Laura L. Worsham and fiancé, Don Hawkes; step-grandchildren Dr. Jennifer L. Worsham, Ashley, Cole and Shelby Worsham; nieces Janice Winford, Barbara Selwa Bonelli, Linda Reynolds; nephews James Malcolme Cleere, Jack Cleere and many great nieces and nephews.

A service celebrating Sudie’s life will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at 1:00 pm in the chapel at St. Michael and All Angels Church at 8011 Douglas Ave., Dallas, Texas. Visitation will be on Friday, November 8, 2019, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, Texas 75225 with burial to follow. The family thanks Vickey Stephenson, Delannia Cleveland, Styrla Eubank and Virginia Reed for their kindness in caring for Sudie. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to ASPCA of Texas, 2400 Lone Star Drive, Dallas, Texas 75212.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 9, 2019


Sudie C. Appel Worsham

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