July 26, 1931 – September 18, 2020
Graveside Service celebrating the life of Sue Michael Broderson of Dimmitt, TX will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Resthaven Memorial Park, Rev. Jonathan Sullivan, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Dimmitt, TX will officiate.
Celebration of Life Service will be held at the First Baptist Church in Dimmitt, TX on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 10:00 am, also officiated by Rev. Jonathan Sullivan. Livestream will be available on the church’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/firstbaptistdimmitt.
Sue, 89, died on September 18, 2020, following a sudden illness. She was born on July 26, 1931, in Holiday, TX to Tom and Zelpha Gorden Michael.
Sue graduated from Wichita Falls High School in 1948. She began her college education at Hardin College (now Midwestern University) in Wichita Falls TX where she was a member of Tri Delta Sorority.
Her mother moved her to Texas Women’s University in Denton TX, when she thought Sue had fallen for an older and more worldly football player at Hardin. Sue and Emmett’s courtship continued long distance, and they finally convinced Sue’s Mother that Emmett was “the one”.
They married on June 9, 1951 in Wichita Falls. She then completed her degree at Hardin College after their wedding. Sue taught elementary school in Seymour, Big Spring, Levelland, Whiteface and Archer City until they settled in Dimmitt in 1964. She continued to teach elementary and high school English until she was asked to develop and initiate a new art program at Dimmitt High School. She was a member of the professional education sorority, Alpha Delta Kappa, twice serving as President of her local chapter.
Sue loved her students with a passion and continued to “teach” and encourage many of them through Facebook to the end of her life with her daily devotional posts. Sue and Emmett spent many happy years in Dimmitt raising their children.
After retirement, she and Emmett enjoyed years of traveling through Europe, first as sponsors of High School students in the Learning Abroad program and then on several trips on their own. They loved taking several cruises with college friends and traveling throughout the US in their RV. She continued to paint wherever they went until Emmett was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, so they settled back home in Dimmitt where she cared for him until he died in February of 2017.
They celebrated 66 years of marriage and total devotion to each other before Emmett’s death. They both loved family gatherings and were their children and grandchildren’s greatest supporters.
Sue was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett; parents Tom and Zelpha; brothers, Tom Michael and wife Julia of Casper, WY, and Dugan Michael and wife Alice of Austin, TX; sisters: Claire and husband Cutter Smith of Kilgore, TX, Dolores and husband Guy Shaw of Abilene, and Joy Michael of Wichita Falls, TX; and her infant great-grandson, Grayson Broderson, of Dallas, TX.
She is survived by a son, Kyle Broderson and his wife Kippy of Lubbock, TX; daughters, Kerry and husband Tom Morrison of Lorenzo, TX, and Joylyn Broderson of Dimmitt, TX. Sue “Oma” is also survived by 4 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren: Ashley and husband Matt Washington and their three sons: Brazos, Blu, and Bronte of Canyon, TX, Charlie Broderson and wife Katie of Dallas, TX, Scotty Broderson of Lubbock, TX , Braydan Morrison and wife Keeley, their daughter. Paizlee, and son, Zane of Gorman TX. Sue was a loving, caring person and “collected” many children that she loved as her own, who are also survived Nancy Davis of Bandera, TX; Connie Nelson of Dallas, TX, David Nelson of Dimmitt, TX, Ulla Jonsson Bohman of Stockholm, SE, Leta Dodd Dennis of Dimmitt, TX and Liz Murphy Crittenden of Abilene, TX.
Memorials may be made to: The Castro County Museum, PO Box 602, Dimmitt, TX 79027. Sue was always supportive of the museum, and was successful, with the help of Helen Richardson, of growing a patch of bluebonnets on the museum lawn.
The family extends a heartfelt thanks to Promise Land and Hospice of Lubbock for giving Sue such excellent care during her final days; and will be forever grateful.
Although both services are open to the community, safe distancing will be observed and the family requests that all attendees wear masks throughout the service.
Celebration of Life Memorial Service
First Baptist Church
Saturday, October 10, 2020
September 24, 2020
Sue (or Mrs. Broderson, as I knew her at the time), was my 4th grade teacher at South Elementary in Levelland in 1954. She was kind (to everyone), loved her students, and was a great teacher. I remember her very fondly from those days. I'm not surprised at all that she had a life very well-lived.
September 24, 2020
Sue will be missed by so many. Caroline and I were talking about wonderful homemade ice cream at their house. Butterfinger maybe? Always good food and good visiting. Sharing, caring people.💜💖💗😢
Carol Johnson (McCullough)
September 22, 2020
I grew up across the street from Emmett and Sue. They were the greatest neighbors and when I had children,they would always come over to visit. I have a table the Sue painted for me for the pattern of the table so Emmett could make the table for her. It is very precious to me. My thoughts and prayers to all the family in your time of celebration of such a wonderful lady. God bless all.