Remembering Sue Ann Douglas

Sue Ann Douglas, age 77 of Rochester, passed away December 17, 2020. Loving wife of Thomas Douglas for 56 years, dear mother of Roger Douglas. Sister of Nancy (Donald) and Candy (Glen).

The three pose for a photo at the Royal Park Hotel
From April 2019 – Mayor Robert J. Ray with Rochester residents Sue and Tom Douglas – photo by Michael Dwyer

Sue was well known locally for her public service on the Rochester Planning Commission, Rochester City Council, and the Oakland County Board of Commissioners. Before she started her public service some may remember her as a hairstylist. Sue graduated from Rochester High School in 1961. In 1978, she graduated from the School of Cosmetology in Oxford, MI with an instructional degree. Sue liked to camp and fish with family and later developed a love for photography, but her true passion was politics.

Sue Ann wrote and published several opinion articles through Rochester Media for The Community Edge. She wrote about taxes, budgets, zoning, and more. When too many lost track of local officials and politicians, and how they voted, Douglas was there to remind us of their words, promises, and actions. She will be missed.

Internment will be at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Memorials in Sue’s name may be made to the Salvation Army.

There will be a time and place to offer the proper remembrance that Sue deserves. A time to share and create memories and a time to bring her friends together. Visit the online guest book. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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