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SUSAN 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 to her.
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 her heart.
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 - 11/27/2004.

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