The family of Susan McLean would like to express profound gratitude to the people of Scotland who dedicated precious time and energy to her recovery. While vacationing with her immediate family in Aberfeldy during May 2015, Susan went missing.
After an exhaustive search by Police Scotland found nothing, long time friend Lorna Vander Zanden organized a system of searches which concluded on the 15th of August; a local resident discovered her. Many tenacious and kind persons prevailed in this effort. Susan passed away peacefully in a beautiful area of Scotland.
Susan Creighton Gould was born and grew up in Groton; an avid equestrienne, she shared this upbringing with her sisters Betsey Reeves and Anna Eliot. Married in Groton in 1973, Susan and her husband, Donald A. McLean Jr., raised two sons. During the early 1990s, while Donald was serving in the U.S. Army at Fort Devens, the McLeans made Groton their home, they now reside in PA.
Susan will be remembered for all her courage, ebullience and generosity. The family is heartened by the compassion of the people of Perthshire, the men and women of Police Scotland, and the Perth and Kinross officials, all of whom were instrumental in ensuring her return home with dignity.
A memorial service will be planned for a future date.