Susan J. McKown

Wed, 06/02/2021 - 9:30am

Susan J. McKown, 80 years old of Thomaston, passed away surrounded by family in her home, May 25, 2021. She was the wife of George McKown of Thomaston.

Susan Jean (Webster) McKown was born July 8, 1940, at Knox County General Hospital in Rockland, to Virginia and Kenneth Webster of Vinalhaven. Susan lived on Vinalhaven for the first 28 years of her life before moving to Thomaston in 1968.

She graduated from Vinalhaven High School in 1958. Susan worked at Maritime Energy for 42 years until her retirement in 2008.

Susan was best known for her tell-it-like-it-is attitude and her love of cats. The thing she enjoyed most were her daily morning “coffee” rides around Rockland. She loved going to her camp in Beddington, especially during blueberry season. Susan was an avid reader.

In addition to her parents, Susan was predeceased by beloved grandson Tristan Sawyer and sister Ann Guidoboni.

Susan is survived by her husband George McKown of Thomaston; daughter Laurie Whittier Southard of Rockland; son Daniel Whittier of Union; grandchildren Ashley Southard of Cushing, Tyler Curtis-Southard and wife Andrea of Rockland, Jade Southard of Thorndike, Kelsey Parker and husband Joe of Randolf, Katlyn Whittier of Wiscasset and Tasia Whittier of Lincolnville; great-grandchildren Teagan and Taylor Secotte of Cushing, Emma Curtis-Southard of Rockland, and Ezrah Whittier of Lincolnville.

She also leaves behind her sister Linda Adams and husband Richard of South Thomaston, and brother Kenneth Webster and wife, Donna of Vinalhaven; brother-in-law Norman Guidoboni of Wiscasset; many nieces, nephews and cousins including special “double-cousin” Donna (Webster) Meyerbach of Seal Cove.