February 05, 2013
It is with profound sadness and a heavy heart that we mourn the death of Mary Elizabeth Young. Mary Elizabeth was a dear friend and colleague who worked here in the library for an unprecedented fifty-three years. Her vitality, intelligence, enthusiasm, and irrepressible spark of life illuminated our lives and those of all she touched. Without that light our lives are now diminished. Music was her abiding passion and as a professional harpist she gave that music as a gift to the students she taught and the audiences she played for. She lived a life of joy and grace and was an example for us all. We will miss her very much.