Cutchogue resident Susan Campbell (née Ffoulkes-Jones) Young, died Oct. 6, 2018.
Susan was born Oct. 4, 1938, (at tea time) in the Cottage Hospital in Llangollen, Wales. As war seemed imminent in Europe, she was fitted with a gas mask while still in the hospital nursery.
Although both of Susan’s parents were from Llangollen, they had been living in Egypt where her father was a petroleum engineer with Shell Oil Company. Two months after her birth they were transferred to work in the oilfields of Trinidad. Her early life was spent in oilfield camps in Trinidad and Venezuela. To complete her education she attended boarding schools in Barbados and England.
In 1955 she returned to Venezuela where she met her future husband Herbert Young. They were married in Caracas in 1957. Herb had been a summer resident of Cutchogue in his childhood, and his parents retired there, so Cutchogue became home base for the family during overseas postings.
The Young family spent eight years in the United States during Herb’s career and the remainder overseas. In addition to Venezuela they lived in Singapore, Indonesia, Pakistan, and England. Sue traveled extensively through her life always meeting interesting people, many of whom became lifelong friends. Her charm and gracious demeanor made those around her feel welcome.
Sue found a spot in Cutchogue where in 1992, she and Herb build their retirement home with a beautiful view of Peconic Bay. Their home became the gathering place for the whole family.
Sue is survived by her husband, Herbert; brother Rob (Shelagh); children Roger (Linda), Brian (Carol), and Kathryn (Jeff); grandchildren Bradley (Olivia), Steven (Ally), Caroline and Matthew; and three great-grandchildren: Owen, Elizabeth and Madelyn. Bubba, as the kids lovingly called her, will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Church of the Redeemer in Mattituck.
Arrangements were entrusted to Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue.
This is a paid notice.