Cynthia Sue Blumer Obituary – The Arizona Republic

Cynthia Sue Blumer, who recently celebrated her 70th wedding anniversary to H. Maynard Blumer, passed away peacefully early September 21, 2022. A longtime member of Paradise Valley United Methodist Church, Sue was involved in various roles leadership, study groups and missionary work, both locally and globally. Still a student, Sue retired from Arizona State University after spending years serving students in the College of Public Programs and teaching in the English department. Sue was born in Dallas, Texas to D. Haden Linebaugh and Lorene McCarty Linebaugh in 1933. Her mother died when Sue was five, and Sue and her father lived with various grandparents, aunts, and uncles in Texas. and in Oklahoma, until Haden’s wedding. Elizabeth Crockett when Sue was twelve. Sue attended Classen High School in Oklahoma City and met Maynard at Oklahoma A&M (Okla. State U.). They were married on September 2, 1952, and Sue graduated in English summa cum laude from Wichita State University. In addition to Maynard, Sue is survived by her children, Martha Blumer, Laura Blumer Balcom and Eric Blumer, their spouses Roger Balcom and Karen Blumer, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. His last words, pointing to each member of the family, were, “I love you. I love you. I love you. I love you. I Love God.” A memorial service will be held Sunday, September 25, at 4:00 p.m., at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church, streamed live at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arizona State University Retirees Association: “ASURA Scholarship Fund, in honor of Sue Blumer”.

Posted on September 23, 2022

Posted in The Arizona Republic