Frances Saunders Cousins

BLUE HILL — Frances Saunders Cousins, 97, went home to be with Jesus, Oct. 18, 2010. She was born April 26, 1913, in Surry, the daughter of Frank and Beatrice (Turner) Saunders.


Frances was the mother of six. She was very involved with the Blue Hill Baptist Church for many years. She enjoyed fishing with Dad at Tunk Lake.

She is survived by daughters, Colene Astbury and husband, Lloyd, Sharrie Curtis and husband, Barry; sons, David Cousins, Oliver Cousins Jr. and wife, Gayle; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She will be missed by a very special friend, Lea Barbeau. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Oliver L. Cousins Sr.; daughter, Carolyn Cousins Howard; son, Arnold F. Cousins; daughter-in-law, Linda Wescott Cousins; brothers, Jay and Rodney Saunders; and sister, Cora Bunker.

A graveside service was held Oct. 20, 2010, at Mountain View Cemetery, Tamworth Farm Road, North Blue Hill. Contributions in Frances’s memory may be made to Penobscot Nursing Home, c/o Activity Fund, P.O. Box 15, Penobscot, ME 04476. Condolences may be expressed at



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