Carolee Copthorne Young

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,

— The Carolee Copthorne Young family