BATH — Nancy Blair Young, 80, of Falls Church, Virginia, passed away at her daughter’s home in Georgia on Dec. 11.
She was born in Portland Oct. 26, 1935, the daughter of Capt. William S. Blair and Grace Allen Blair.
Young grew up in Bath and was a 1954 graduate of Morse High School, where she was in a variety of school plays. She also won awards for her poetry as well as an oratory contest. Young was also the treasurer of her class, a member of the National Honor Society and the Latin Club. She was a cheerleader for four years.
She graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and appeared in several Broadway productions. Young also performed in summer stock at Boothbay Playhouse. In 1958, Young was nominated as one of Maine’s most photogenic women.
From 1966 to 1981, she and her husband lived in McLean, Virginia, where Young was active at the local Methodist church and elementary school.
Young worked for 27 years at Idylwood Towers condominiums in Virginia, and Idylwood became her home and second family. Residents and coworkers loved her genuine smile, infectious laugh and overwhelming kindness and thoughtfulness. She was a loving caregiver, but also strong-willed during her final months, when she courageously battled lung, kidney and liver cancer.
She is survived by her five children, William B. Young, of Bath, Jennifer Y. Hill, of Kennesaw, Georgia, Kathryn Y. Tierney, of Gulf Shores, Alabama, Patricia Y. Teti, of Silverdale, Washington and Scott F. Young, of Kennesaw; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside burial will take place in May at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Bath.