A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13 in the Chapel of First Baptist Church of Euless (1000 West Airport Freeway) for Sue Helen Howard Bearrie, step-mother of Laura Pogue.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sue Bearrie Memorial Fund, Works for Autism, First Financial Bank, Trophy Club, TX, 76262.
Here is the obituary:
September 5, 1941 – November 10, 2013
Sue Helen Howard Bearrie, 72, treasured wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2013, at her home with family and friends by her side. Funeral services will take place Wednesday, November 13, in the chapel of First Baptist Church, Euless.
Grateful for God’s gift of Sue to our lives, we will miss her loyal love for us, her ability to find beauty in each of us, her counsel in hard times, and the comfort of her company.
Sue was born in Fort Worth, Texas, September 5, 1941, to Dale M. Howard and Goldie Dale Price Howard and was raised in and around Fort Worth, along with her two sisters, Carol and Linda. Starting to work at 16, Sue raised a family and then went back to work, finding her calling in retail. She loved seeing people in clothes that brought out their best and had a knack for finding just the right pieces, color, and style.
In 1976, Sue married John Bearrie. In that same year, she became a Christian and was baptized. Together, Sue and John made a home of stability and grace for their blended family of seven children. She loved her house full of family, friends, good food, and lots of visiting around the kitchen table.
For years, she owned Sue Bearrie Boutique in Southlake and Colleyville, and the joy of her working life was a store full of customers. She wanted everyone who left her store to look their best.
Blessed by many, many best friends, two who became her sisters in life and in Christ are Patti Reese and Susan Jo Myers.
Sue loved her husband, and all that they shared in their journey together stands as the richest piece of her grace-filled life.
Sue leaves behind a family thankful for her strength, goodness, and unwavering love: daughter and son -in-law, Cheri and Mark Singleton of Trophy Club; daughter, Suzanne Loper of Dallas; son, Ted Alan Combs of Grapevine; son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Juliet Jefferson Bearrie of Austin; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Jimmy Pogue of Abilene; son and daughter-in-law, John and Lydia Bearrie of Arlington; and son, Roger Bearrie of Arlington; her grandchildren, Jason, Lauren, Rachel, Sarah, Stephanie, Jesse, Hunter, Duke, Jamie, Sloan, John IV, Elise, and Kathryn; great-grandchildren Kennedy and Carter; sisters Carol McNeill of North Richland Hills and Linda Churchill of Fort Worth as well as sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Darrell Smith of Boerne; and her beloved nieces and nephews.
Sue’s wish for everyone is that they experience the peace and assurance that she had in her final days. Her last months testified that, “…the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:7).