HOWLAND – Wendy Sue King, 52, of Howland, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014. She was born Jan. 18, 1961, in Lincoln, to Leeman King and the late Ruby King.
Wendy enjoyed sewing and cooking, especially sharing her kitchen talents with others. She put her home crafting creativity to use making thoughtful, beautiful and practical items for her family and friends. She always seemed to know their interests, and each recipient knew their gift from Wendy came from her heart. Wendy cherished celebrating holidays with her family, and loved nothing more than bringing everyone together to share a meal she had prepared and enjoy those special moments. During her mother’s illness and final days, Wendy cared for her until her passing in November 2012.
Wendy’s gentleness, her warmth and her generosity will be deeply missed by the people she has touched. An inspirational story of strength throughout the challenges of her life, Wendy is survived by her daughter, Lauren Russell of Canaan, who wishes to express her heartfelt gratitude to Jill King and Thomas Hunter for devotedly caring for Wendy during her final life journey. Wendy also leaves loving memories cherished by her father, Leeman King of Howland; her sister, Jill King (Thomas Hunter) of Howland; brothers, Gary King of Howland, Mike (Esther Jipson) of Howland, Timothy (Andrea Shea King) of Cape Canaveral, Fla., Dale King (Pamela Leveille) of West Enfield, and Stuart King (Diane Gasch) of Edinburg. Wendy is survived by several nieces and nephews, Dawn King Flynn, Cassie King Sherman, Felicia King Rodman, Jamie King, Jeremy King, Nathan King, Chris King, and Christy Gasch.
All are welcome to join the family in a gathering to remember Wendy 4-6 p.m. Friday, March 28, at the Howland Legion Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Wendy’s honor to American Cancer Society of Maine. Graveside services for Wendy will be held later this spring. Special thanks to Hervey Clay with Clay’s Funeral Home, Cancer Care of Maine in Brewer; Beacon Hospice; and nurses Shannon Shorey, Taylor Gardner, and Cynthia Whalen. Those who wish, may sign an online register and leave written condolences at