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|Susan Joan DeVine|
|Service: November 4, 2017 (Saturday) at 12:30 p.m.|
Location: St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church
Susan Joan DeVine (Baglien) passed away peacefully in the care of her adoring family on October 31, 2017, following the diagnosis of an aggressive and malignant brain tumor in late September.
Susan was born in Ann Arbor, MI; the fourth of five children to Margaret Burke DeVine and the late John Bernard DeVine. Sue followed in the footsteps of her role model and father, putting family and friends first always, and developing a lifelong love of tennis that she shared with her children.
Sue attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she met Brent, the love of her life. She went on to receive her law degree from Washington and Lee University’s School of Law before they married in 1989.
Nothing was more important to Sue than her family, especially her three daughters, Margaret (Meg), Brigit and Kirstin. She shared with them her intellect, compassion, sense of humor and kindness, and her encouragement of their talents was a constant in their lives. As her children began their own careers, Sue discovered her love of art, developing a passion for and skill in pottery, painting and drawing.
Sue adored the canine additions to her family – Cheyenne, Stella, and Nick Miller, who always brought a smile to her face and could often be found at her feet or on her lap.
Sue was also passionate about finding a cure for juvenile diabetes (T1D). She and Brent chaired a successful Capital JDRF annual fundraiser, and supported the organization and cause throughout the years.
Susie to her siblings and Sue B to many of her friends, Sue was a loving sister, daughter, friend, wife and mother. Sue lit up every room she entered with her enthusiasm and warm smile, nurturing family and friends, dedicating whatever time and energy it took to support them. For over twenty years, she was an active member in the greater Washington women’s tennis community. Her topspin, competitive spirit and even disposition resulted in numerous close friends and colleagues across the region – relationships she cherished dearly.
Sue was fiercely loyal, modest and giving. We will miss her, how she was always moving, always laughing, and always ready to give her sweater to someone who was cold.
Sue was preceded in death by her father John, her beloved sister Ann and her in-laws, Joanne and Alton Baglien. She is survived by her husband of 28 years Brent Baglien, her beautiful daughters Meg, Brigit and Kirstin, her mother Marnee, her sisters Margot (Alan Mumby) and Kathy (Neil Brilliant), her brother John DeVine (Margie McDonald), her brothers-in-law Steve Klein and Brian Baglien (Lori) and sister-in- law Bethann Baglien Farish (Guy), and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will feel her loss deeply.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the JDRF Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Chapter at 1400 K Street NW Suite 725, Washington, DC 20005.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 12:30PM at St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church at 6900 River Road, Bethesda, MD. Reception to follow.
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