Ida Sue Modderman passed away at her home on January 5, 2020 surrounded by friends and family. She was 81. Sue was born on October 27, 1938 "in a little house on the hill" in the town of Mclean, Grey Co. Texas. The daughter of Walter Perry Evans and Mary Lucinda Langford, Sue was one of eight. She had five brothers and two sisters. Her parents and her brothers (Bob, Bill, Jim, Joe Don, and John) have preceded her in death. She met Captain Melvin E. Modderman in 1967 at Fitzsimons Army hospital where she was a dietitian and he was in residence. They were married in September of 1969. Together for 41 years they raised three sons. Mel passed in May of 2011. She is survived by her two sisters Alma Geraldine Evans (Corbin) of Oregon and Linda Gaye Evans (Ellison) of Georgia. She is survived by her three sons: Scott David Modderman and wife Mandi, Christopher Braeden Modderman and wife Jeanne, and Geoffrey Alan Modderman and wife Jessie. She is also survived by six grandchildren. Chris and Jeanne are the parents of Zyler, Jacob Trey, Luciana, and Emaline. Geoffrey and Jessie are the parents of Jack and Reece. Sue graduated from McLean High School, and later, Texas Tech College. In College she joined the ROTC, and upon graduation was stationed at San Antonio (Brooke Army Medical Center), Washington DC (Walter Reed Hospital), Japan (hospital 249), Denver (Fitzsimons Army Hospital), where she met Mel. She completed a masters in food service management at Michigan State and married Mel Modderman. Her last military duty station was back in Washington D.C. (Walter Reed Hospital). She retired as an Army Major to become a mother. Together Sue and Mel have been stationed in San Antonio, TX (Ft. Sam Houston), Washington D.C. (Pentagon), San Antonio, TX (second tour at Ft. Sam Houston). In 1990 they were deployed one last time to Kentucky (Ft. Knox). Sue has been involved in the Officers Wives Club, Helping Hand of Hope in Hardin county, and a very active member of First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethtown. She has been an elder in the Presbyterian church. She has also been a den mother for three sons, a boy scout mother for all three sons, supported her sons in whatever they chose to do, and together with Mel she watched all three sons start families of their own. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Community Health Clinic of Hardin and Larue Counties, and the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethtown. A memorial service will take place at First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethtown, KY on the 18th of January 2020 at 11:00. She will be inurned alongside Mel at Arlington National Cemetery.
Saturday, January 18, 2020 starting at 11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church