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Sally Young (1942-2015)

sally young.leesDouglas Lees photoSally Fendall Harrison Young of Marshall, Virginia, died peacefully on October 1, 2015 at age seventy-two. Her beloved husband of fifty-two years, James L. Young, MFH, Orange County Hounds (VA), predeceased her in 2012.

Back in their day, when Melvin was still hunting the Orange County hounds, my phone would ring. “When are you coming out to play with us?” Sally would ask. Joan and I would be there the next hunting day. Jimmy led the field, and if he always seemed to be well-mounted, it was probably thanks to Sally’s schooling.

Sally was born on October 16, 1942, in Leesburg, Virginia to the late Stirling and Hester Ann Harrison. She was a graduate of The Gunston School in Centreville, Maryland, and a member of Daughters of the American Revolution. A dedicated horsewoman, Sally’s passion began as a toddler and continued throughout her life. She was a member of numerous foxhunting and equine associations, including the Loudoun Hunt, the Orange County Hunt, Virginia Trail Riding Association and the Virginia Foxhounds Association.

Her sisters, Hester Ann Glans and Nancy L. Riner, also predeceased her.

Survivors include her sons, Stirling H. Young and James R. Young; a sister, Elizabeth H. Goulart; four grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A service celebrating her life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 16, 2015—her birthday—at Trinity Episcopal Church in Upperville, Virginia.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Morven Park Equestrian Center or the Museum of Hounds & Hunting at the Westmoreland Davis Memorial  Foundation, Morven Park, 17195 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg, Va. 20178, Attention: S. Musgrave.

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Posted October 7, 2015