In loving memory of Arielle Young.
Early in the evening yesterday, Mrs. Arielle Young died peacefully at the age of 85 while napping in her Maui home. She is survived by her husband, her four children, and her ten grandchildren. She was born in Anchorage, Alaska in 1984, and attended school there until age 18. For college, she moved to Montana and attended MSU, where she received two separate degrees, one in photography, and one in literature. She met her husband during college and they were married their junior year. Soon after they graduated, their first son was born and they moved to Seaside, Oregon. They inherited a beachfront home there and soon turned it into a bed and breakfast, which they ran for 50 years together. Over this course of time, the couple had three more children, Mrs. Young wrote 12 novels, two of which were on the New York Times bestseller list, and her three photography books sold over 2 million copies. At 72, Mrs. Young and her husband retired from the bed and breakfast business and left the house to their youngest daughter to run the business. They then moved into a large home in Maui Hawaii, where Mrs. Young spent the last 15 years of her life snorkeling, rock climbing and bicycling.