Carolee Copthorne Young
Carolee Copthorne Young died peacefully at home Nov. 10, 2005, surrounded by family, just as she had wished.
Carolee was born in 1939 in Morristown, N.J. As a child, she spent summers on a dairy farm in Vinalhaven, Maine.
Carolee was a nurse practitioner with a passion for women’s health care and childbirth. She also was a dedicated knitter and for a time co-owned Island Wools & Weaving.
Carolee moved to San Juan Island in 1987, where she fulfilled her dream of living in a house with a view of the ocean from her bathtub.
She leaves behind many beloved friends. She is survived by an extensive loving family as well as her husband, John P. Young.
A memorial service will be held Jan. 21, 1 p.m., in St. David’s Episcopal Church, 780 Park St.. followed by a reception at Carolee’s house, 185 Kanaka Bay Road.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Susan Eyerly Fund (c/o Islanders Bank, P.O. Box 909, Friday Harbor, WA 98250) or to The San Juan Preservation Trust (P.O. Box 327, Lopez Island, WA 98261, www.sjpt.org).
— The Carolee Copthorne Young family