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ANN REECE nee WOMACK, Jun.
12, 1926 – Oct.23, 2004
FRIENDSHIP, Maine - Susan W. Reece of Lincoln, Maine
died early Saturday morning, the 23rd of October at her summer home in
Friendship, Maine. It was her wish to leave the earth from this house that her
husband, Richard, had designed for her on the edge of Muscungus Bay. The gardens
she so lovingly tended still offered up a few late blooming flowers as its gift
She was born in Reidsville, North Carolina on June 12, 1926 to Ruth and Abe
Womack. Susan graduated from Reidsville High School in 1944 and went on to
receive her B.A. in English from Women's College, now the University of North
Carolina in Greensboro.
She was a member of the Golden Chain Society for her academic achievements.
Susan married Richard Colt Reece of Millville, PA in 1950 after an 11 year
friendship that grew out of a pen pal relationship. Their early married years
were spent in Cambridge, MA while Richard completed his Master's of Architecture
at M.I.T. In 1955, they moved to Lincoln where their family grew to include four
children. Susan's love of teaching took her to the Lincoln Public Schools where
she taught fourth and fifth grades from 1969-1981 with her dear friend and
colleague, Esther Braun. Susan's love of gardening kept her active in the
Lincoln Garden Club and The First Parish Church always held a special place in
Susan leaves her brother Winslow Womack of St. Michael's, MD and her children,
John Winslow Reece and his companion Susan Barnard of Friendship, Maine and her
children, Ineke, Alex and Jesse Hooydonk and Michael Colt Reece of Searsmont,
Maine and Sarah Reece Bishop and Judson Brooks Reece both of Lincoln, MA. She
also leaves her precious grandchildren, Anna Brooks Bishop and Benjamin Colt
Bishop of Lincoln, MA. Susan also leaves behind many dear friends.
She was predeceased by her loving husband.
A celebration of Susan's life took place at the First Parish Church, Bedford
Road, Lincoln, MA on Saturday, November 20, 2004 at 2:00. The Rev. Roger W.
Paine will officiate. A reception followed at the Stone Church will follow.
Private internment was in the Lincoln Cemetery. Arrangements are under the
direction of Coast of Maine Cremation and Funeral Service of Waldoboro. In lieu
of flowers, memorial gifts in Susan's name may be made to Kno-Wal-Lin Hospice
Program, 170 Pleasant Street, Rockland, Maine 04841.
Published in The Reidsville Review or Eden Daily News from 11/25/2004 -
to Womack Records