GLENBURN – Sue J. Townsend, 84, died Dec. 6, 2003, at her Glenburn home. She was born Dec. 15, 1918, in Poughkeepsie (Dutchess County), N.Y., the youngest child of nine born to William and Elenora (Carlson) Merte. Her brothers and sisters predeceased her. In October 1936, she married Donald R. Townsend, who also predeceased her in November 2000. In addition to mothering her daughters and working beside her husband on their dairy farm in Dutchess County, Sue spent many active years volunteering her service to the Rhinebeck Reformed Church, West Clinton Fire Co. Auxiliary, Upton Lake Grange and numerous other service organizations. She was instrumental in bringing the “Well Baby Clinics” to the Town of Clinton through her activity in the Town of Clinton Health Club. After moving to Glenburn, Sue joined the Glenburn Evangelical Covenant Church and the YWCA. She and Donald traveled to St. Augustine, Fla. for many winters to enjoy their friendships with those who lived in that area. In Florida, she continued her level of physical activity by swimming and biking with neighbors and friends, providing enthusiasm for every activity. Sue spent her life showing her love and devotion to her family and to others by giving the many fruits of her labors, whether by baking, sewing, gardening or canning. Sue is survived by her three daughters and their families, Sally Smith and her husband, Darel, of Bradford, Donna Miller of Clinton Corners, N.Y., and Lynne Snow and her husband, Tom, of Bradford; as well as 12 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. A service in celebration of Sue’s life will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at the Glenburn Evangelical Covenant Church, with the Rev. Gregory DuBois, pastor, officiating. After the service, friends are invited to visit with the family for fellowship and light refreshment at the church. Those wishing to remember Sue in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the Glenburn Evangelical Covenant Church, 634 Hudson Road, Glenburn, ME 04401. A service of Brookings-Smith, Bangor.