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Amy Ulla (Runge) YoungSeptember 21, 1930 ~ March 18, 2017 (age 86)
Amy Ulla Young 86, of Bradenton, passed away on March 18, 2017 at Tidewell Hospice.
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, she moved to Anna Maria Island in 1962, where she first stayed at her uncle’s Rod and Reel Pier, then she moved to Bradenton.
Amy worked as the head bookkeeper at Ellis Bank before becoming office manager at Jim Boast Dodge where she retired in 1977. This was right after she married George Young.
Amy had always loved to travel and while living in Denmark she spent every summer travelling thru Europe, especially Italy. Amy and George spent their summers in Vermont and the winters on Holmes Beach while still managing to travel all the continents until George passed away in 1992. Amy continued to travel the world with her sister and brother-in-law, best friend Bessie Sands and niece Delinda while enjoying sailing and boating with her many friends from Bradenton Yacht Club, which she joined as the first single female member in 1972.
Amy also enjoyed playing golf at the Key Royale with her golf friends every week.
Amy was always on the go but still managed to get together with her many friends to play a mean game of rummy on Sunday afternoon. She was an avid theater goer and enjoyed both the Manatee Players, Island Players, and Asolo Theater, as well as going to the Symphony.
Amy was the master of entertaining and a great cook; and the people lucky enough to get invited to her house, especially one of her 3 annual Christmas parties, can attest to that. Everyone she encountered enjoyed her company.
Amy was a gem and she will be sorely missed.
Amy is predeceased by her beloved husband George and her wonderful dog Georgee Boy.
She is survived by her sister Birgitte Runge-Goings (Jonathan), her grandsons Adam, Alex and Jesse (Kate) Young, as well as stepson Michael Young. Amy is also survived by her cousin Pat Higinbotham (Dale), her special niece Delinda Crampton, and Holly Pascarella.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Tidewell Hospice or The National Kidney Foundation.
A special thanks to her Physician, Dr. Robert Koser, her friends at Fresenius Dialysis Center, Dr. Ram and all her neighbors who so lovingly looked out for Amy.
A Celebration of Amy’s Life will be held on Sunday, April 23 from 1:00 to 4:00 at the Bradenton Yacht Club where Amy spent the last 45 years hanging out Friday evenings with friends and family.
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