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Louise Elizabeth Stubblebine Young ’48

Louise Elizabeth Stubblebine Young ’48, April 25, 2008, in Ojai, California. Louise attended Reed for three years. She married Robert L. Young ’49 in 1947, and they moved to Vershire, Vermont, where they founded an economic cooperative that included a sawmill, maple syrup company, and weaving cooperative. In 1954, the couple and their three children moved to Nantucket, Massachusetts, where Louise worked as a reporter and copy editor for the local paper, the Town Crier. In 1960, the family moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Louise received a BA from the American University in history in 1962, and went on to earn an MA from George Washington University in guidance and counseling. She worked as a counselor with the Fairfax County School System in Virginia for 30 years, and was honored for the guidance she provided to adolescents and their families at Hayfield Junior High. In 1973, she received certification in reality therapy from the Institute of Reality Therapy. In retirement, she was a certified Master Gardener and studied piano. In 1999, Louise moved to Carpinteria, California, where she was active in the library literacy program, League of Women Voters, the Energy Alliance of Santa Barbara, and attended the symphony. Survivors include two daughters and a son. Robert and Louise divorced in 1972; Robert died in 2003.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2008

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