Sue Wylie

Sue Wylie Sue Wylie, 85, died Monday, February 25, 2013. A celebration of her life will be held March 16, 2013 at Schwertner Ranch Event Center. Sue was born April 16, 1927 in Stamford, Texas. She was raised in Stamford where she graduated from high school. Following her high school graduation, she first attended Baylor University, then later Texas Tech University where she received her Bachelor's Degree. She began her teaching career in Samnorwood, Texas. Following her time there, she continued teaching in Albany, Texas. In Albany, she met Robert Wylie and they married November 22, 1951. After their marriage they lived in Irving, Texas and it was there that the first of their four children was born. From Irving they moved to Anahuac, Texas and later to Austin, then to Amarillo, Texas where their sons were born and where they spent most of their lives. Sue put her teaching career on hold to raise their children and she put all her energy into caring for them and for Robert. She returned to teaching once the children were older and spent many happy years at St. Joseph's in Amarillo teaching fifth grade until her retirement. She and Robert enjoyed their retirement years traveling, learning, helping with grandchildren, connecting with family and friends and spending time in the mountains in Angel Fire, New Mexico. Their home in Angel Fire was her special place; she cherished her time there with Robert and the family. Sue was the matriarch of a large, loving family. She took great joy in keeping up with her family and life-long friends as well as friends she had recently made. She kept her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren in her thoughts and in her heart everyday. She was happily anticipating the birth of three new great-grandchildren. She loved to garden and became a Master Gardener. She was fond of saying that the plants didn't talk back. She loved classical music and opera and she loved to read. She read everyday, everything from the newspaper, to non-fiction and mystery novels. She always thrilled to the news that a grandchild had conquered the art of reading. She never abandoned her role as teacher and her family was the constant beneficiary of her lessons. Sue was preceded in death by her husband Robert; parents, Grace and A.C. Humphrey; a brother Wayne Humphrey and a great-grandchild, Justan Jones. Survivors include a sister JoAnn Hubbeling and her husband Johnny of Ingram; a brother, George Humphrey and his wife Joyce of Abilene; a brother-in-law John Wylie and his wife Donna of Leander; a sister-in-law Loretta Wylie of New Jersey; children Ann Wylie and David Wylie and his fiance Debbie of Amarillo, Sara Naylor and husband Stan of Cedar Park, Mark Wylie and wife Kathleen of Austin; her grandchildren, Elizabeth Jones and husband Keith and children Tristan and Keltan of Amarillo, Aaron Wylie and Jacob Wylie of Denver, Matthew Naylor of Austin, David Wylie and wife Emily and children Maesyn and Margaret of Manor, Annah McKaye of San Antonio and River Wylie of Lago Vista, Laura Wylie of Yuba City, California, Katherine White and husband Chris and son, Ben also of Yuba City, Sara Escoe and husband Jonathan of Dumas, Texas, and Nickolas Wylie of College Station. She is also survived by many beloved cousins and nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Dr. Angel Caldera who helped her throughout the last two years and for whom she had great affection and respect.

Published in Austin American-Statesman on Mar. 3, 2013