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Susan “Grandma Sue” Boice Wick SAINT REMY - Susan “Grandma Sue” Boice Wick, age 62 of Saint Remy, died at the family homestead in Hurley on April 30th, 2014 following a short hospital stay. Sue was born on May 6th, 1951 a daughter of Donald Ellis Briggs I and Shirley Florence Ayers. She worked full time as a land title examiner; and part time as a reporter and museum director. Sue was a trustee of the High Falls Cemetery, Director of the Coxing Cemetery, Director of the Saint Remy Cemetery, the Director of unclaimed cemeteries in Rosendale, Trustee and life member of the Klyne Esopus Historical Society, being instrumental in its placement on the Historic Register. Sue was a Director of the Rosendale Street Festival revitalization, a member of the Rochester historical society, Ulster County Genealogical Society, the Century House Historical Society. She had a love of local history and co-authored two books in the Images of America series with her husband Karl R. Wick. Susan was the Tradition Keeper and Medicine woman for the Lenni Lenape’ Bear Clan of the Clove valley. The name of her nation translates best to “original people”. Keeping her peoples’ history and traditions alive was her foremost passion, with advocating for the handicapped and private property rights close seconds. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children: Frederick Howard Boice & his wife Carolyn of Tillson, Dawn Jennifer Wick & her husband Elias Alvarez of Saint Remy, Michael Edward Garrity of Saint Remy, and one grandchild: Tristan Michael Boice. Sue was the widow of Frederick Boice who died in 1977. Three grandchildren and her parents also predeceased her. She is also survived by eight siblings; Joann Carroll of Arlington Texas, Donna Wamsley, John D. Briggs, Mary D. Briggs, William Briggs, Robert A. Briggs, Donald E. Briggs and Jennifer I. Raacke, all of Ulster County and several score nieces and nephews. Father Eugene Grohe will conduct funeral services Sunday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. at the George J. Moylan Funeral Home, Inc. 2053 Rt. 32, Rosendale. Rev. Nickolas Miles will conduct a Native American Ritual at the funeral home Monday 11 a.m. and interment ceremonies at Saint Remy Cemetery immediately following. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday 2 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, friends may make a donation to the Catskill Mountain Railroad legal defense fund at P.O. Box 1415, Kingston, N.Y .12401. (www.GJMoylanFuneralHome.com)
Published in the Daily Freeman on May 2, 2014
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