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Sue Carol (Thompson) Dunn

September 22, 1932 ~ March 29, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Sue Dunn Obituary

Sue Carol Dunn, 90, of Stephenville, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 2:00pm, First United Methodist Church.

Sue was born on September 22, 1932 in Mercedes, Texas to the late Paul and Merle Thompson. She married John Patterson Dunn on December 23, 1954 in Weslaco, Texas and together they had three children. He preceded her in death on January 18, 2011. Sue graduated from Weslaco High School in 1951 and earned her bachelor’s degree from North Texas State University in 1954. There she was a charter member of North Texas Campus Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. Sue’s beauty was legendary among those who knew her. While at North Texas she  earned the distinction of Yucca beauty. 

Sue began her career as a teacher in Dublin, Texas. Her career spanned 38 years where she taught in Bryan/College Station and on two different occasions in Stephenville ISD. She ended her career in Stephenville ISD, retiring in 1992. She was adored by her many students and peers in education.   

Upon retirement she and Johnny traveled, and also  built a second home in Colorado, where they spent summers for a number of years. Sue was an avid sports fan. She loved her Stephenville Yellow Jackets where her grandson, Bryan, was a part of the 2012 State Championship team. She also loved Tarleton where she was honored with the All Purple Award because of her faithful support of Tarleton athletics. In addition, she was a faithful fan of the TCU Horned Frogs for whom her husband John played football. She was especially excited when TCU made an appearance in the national championship game this past season. 

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Stephenville.

She was also preceded in death by her sister Delia Burross and her daughter-in-law, Leslie Dunn. Survivors include her brothers Walter Thompson and Donald Thompson; her daughters, Michele Brown and husband David of Stephenville, and Lura Manley and husband Scott of Stephenville; son, John Paul Dunn of Somerville, Mass.; grandchildren, Christa Rains (husband Keith), Amy McMillan (husband Thomas), Bryan Manley (wife Shay), Johnny Frank Dunn, and Willa Dunn; great grandchildren, Megan, Aubrey and Hudson Rains, and Isaac McMillan. 

The family of Sue Dunn would like to express love and gratitude to Lauree Dorminey,  Alpha Omega Hospice and many of the aides working at Good Tree Assisted Living for the assistance, care and love of their mother. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to the libraries of Tarleton State University or Stephenville ISD. 

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Memorial Service
May 6, 2023

2:00 PM
First United Methodist Church (Stephenville)

May 6, 2023

3:00 PM
First United Methodist Church (Stephenville)


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