November 06, 2005
E. Doris (Larson) Youngholm, 79, died at home in Orleans MA on Sunday, Nov. 6 after a valiant standoff with metastatic melanoma. Doris's husband, Paul, is on Honorable Location from the conference. Doris's love of song and music, of her family, and of her church family and friends, endeared her to many. She enjoyed her time with the Jefferson Chorus (New Hampshire) and treasured her participation in church choirs. She, along with Paul, was a founding member of North Country PFLAG and continued that commitment after moving to the Cape. A graduate of New England Deaconness and a nurse for many years, Doris also volunteered with the Lancaster NH VNA; knit for a "Precious Pals" project; and pitched in wherever she saw a need she could meet. She inherited from her father and shared with her husband a devotion to the Red Sox and took great joy in their 2004 World Championship. She reflected her love of the outdoors with activities such as gardening, cross-country skiing, hiking, and wild blueberry picking. The family includes her husband. Paul; two sons and three daughters: Philip and his partner Arlin of Richmond CA, Mark and his wife Diane of Flagstaff AZ, Betsy Anne of South Boston, Janet and her partner Kathy of Derry NH, and Caryn of Missoula MT., and a sister and two brothers. A celebration of her life will be held at the Courthouse at the Old Jailhouse Tavern, 28 West Road, Orleans MA on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 2 to 4pm. Donations in her memory may be sent to the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod Hospice, 434 Route 134, South Dennis MA 02660; or the Lower Cape Outreach Council, 19 Brewster Cross Road. Orleans MA 02563.