AUBURN - Nancy P. Youland, 75, lifelong resident of Turner, passed away at the Hospice House of Androscoggin on Sunday, November 30, 2014 surrounded by her family, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer.
She was born in Lewiston, Maine on July 20, 1939 the daughter of Arthur Pearl, Sr. and Eunice (Houghton) Pearl.
Nancy graduated from Leavitt Institute in Turner with the class of 1957. She married her high school sweetheart, David, on August 25, 1957, and together they raised four children.
In her early years, Nancy was an amazing homemaker and mother. Always supportive of David's dream. Together they purchased The Bradford Camps, a remote sporting camp in Northern Maine where Nancy's culinary talents brought guests back year after year.
After 25 wonderful years they went on to retire for the second time, selling the sporting camps in 1996. Fall was Nancy's favorite time of year, always looking forward to bird hunting. They would spend hours traveling the dirt roads looking for wildlife. Nancy had many friends, some since childhood, that she maintained throughout her life as well as those she and David developed through their mutual interests.
Nancy was proud of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, being the go-to person, whether for advice or for a certain recipe. Her family would always look forward to her hosting a traditional gathering serving everyone's favorite dish.
Nancy enjoyed her grandchildren's sporting events, as well as watching the Patriots, the Daytona 500 or a Red Sox game. She also enjoyed going to lunch with her friends from Red Hat. She had a love for birds, flowers and nature itself. Although Nancy loved to cook, she also enjoyed knitting, gardening, jigsaw puzzles and stacking her own wood.
Her family was very important to her. Nancy leaves behind two sons; Kurt and wife Karen of Turner and Kelvin and wife Dawn of Turner; two daughters Kimberly Chesley and husband Robert of Auburn and Karen Chase and her husband Wayne of Turner; eleven grandchildren Gretchen Ward and her husband Abram of Bowdoin, David Chesley of Merrimack, NH, Kyle Youland and his wife Katreana of Turner, Kolby Youland of Turner, Briana Youland of Milton, FL, Brody Youland of Turner, Dylan, Emily and Abigail Chase of Turner, Amanda Paquette and her husband Ian of Jacksonville, NC and Matthew Nash of
Bangor; three great grandchildren Abram "AJ" and Bryce Ward of Bowdoin and Grace Paquette of Jacksonville, NC; a brother Irwin Pearl of Rome, Maine; mother-in-law Louise Youland of Laconia, NH; brother-in-law Frank Youland of Yuma, AZ; and sister-in-law Virginia Jones of Gilford, NH.
Nancy was predeceased by her husband David R. Youland who died on April 2, 2012; two brothers Arthur Pearl, Jr. and Leslie Pearl; and one sister Doris Butcher.
A Memorial Service honoring Nancy's life will be celebrated on Saturday at 11:00 AM at the Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home with Reverend David Bochtler officiating. Committal Services will follow at New Keens Mills Cemetery in Turner. A Memorial Gathering will be held on Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred A. Plourde Parkway, Lewiston 784-4023.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Mahesh Pandey and staff at St. Mary's Hospital and the staff at Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for their care and compassion.
Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com.