Tonge Susan Jean Tonge, age 58, passed away while surrounded by her family at home in Westerville, Thursday morning, July 31, 2014. Born January 7, 1956 in Denver, CO to the late Wendell and Delores (Petzoldt) Boyd. She was sweet, loving, gentle, strong in faith, and a member of Central Baptist Church in Sunbury, OH. She was an accountant before becoming a homemaker, always putting her family first. Susan loved the deep blue sky, sunshine, and the Colorado Mountains. She excelled at gardening and had a passion for interior design. As a Girl Scout troop leader, she relished helping the girls make crafts and play games. Her favorite pastimes were reading, listening to music, watching for wildlife, being especially fond of humming birds and deer, and collecting Raggedy Ann Dolls and Mary Engelbreit teapots. Susan enjoyed watching classic and romantic movies; her favorite was Disney's "Tangled". She leaves behind her husband of 33 years, Robert D. Tonge (married November 22, 1980 in Denver, CO); children, Jennifer and Robert; siblings, Patty Boyd, Richard (Caroline) Boyd, Janice Thompson, and Donald (Terry) Boyd. A Celebration of Life Service will be held September 7 at 11:30 a.m., Central Baptist Church, 110 Tippett Court, Sunbury with Pastor Herb Koonce officiating. Please express your condolences at the service. Arrangements entrusted to the DeVORE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, Sunbury.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Sept. 4, 2014