AUBURN — Sue Milliken, of Auburn, passed away peacefully on Sept. 10, 2014, with her family at her side after a brief illness. She was born on Sept. 29, 1943, in Hopewell, Va. She was the daughter of Sadie and Paul Smith. Sue moved to Maine as a young child and was a lifelong resident, she attended Lisbon HS class of 1961.

She is survived by her husband Dana Milliken with whom she would have celebrated their 54th anniversary later this month. She also leaves behind a son Dana Milliken Jr. and wife Catherine of MA, and a daughter Rebecca Hayes and husband Kenny of Auburn. She is survived by five grandchildren, Chelsea and Emily Hayes of Auburn, and Katie Milliken, Ryan Milliken, and Erin Morse and her husband TJ, and two great-grandchildren, Isabelle Morse and James Slayton, all from MA. Sue also leaves behind her siblings Richard Smith of Harpswell, and sisters Patty Levasseur of North Anson and Diane McCullough of Bath. She was predeceased by a brother Wayne Smith of Missouri, and a sister Joyce Warner of Illinois.

Sue worked for many years as a clerical engineer at New England Telephone and retired from the Portland office in 1994. She was an avid reader, a talented hand drawing artist, who enjoyed spending time with her family and many pets, going on crosscountry trips with her husband, and decorating for the holidays. She was a wonderful wife, mom and grandmom, a beautiful, kind hearted and understanding person, who left us all behind much too early, and is deeply missed by her loving family and friends.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, starting at 11 a.m. at Lunt Memorial Cemetery in Brunswick, for directions call 207-240-2866. Following the service, there will be a celebration of Sue’s life at her daughter’s house at 214 Foster Road, Auburn.