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Jacqueline (Jakki) Young
Age: 37
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Worked for: Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc.
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Resided in: New York, N.Y.
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I didn't know Jakki, but thought she should be on this list.
Submitted by: Jay Dooling ()

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Jacqueline Young, known as Jakki, hated noise. She hated it so much that she moved to Staten Island, even though she had no relatives there, for some quiet. Raised in South Carolina, Ms. Young, 37, who worked for Marsh & McLennan, the consulting firm, often talked about moving out of the city altogether and searched for jobs in other states.

"She wanted to be where life was at a slower pace, where it was not so hectic all the time," said her mother, LaBertha McKenly-Williams.

Ms. Young's brother, James McKenly, accompanied her to a job interview in Virginia last year, and when the hotel they were staying in proved too noisy, she insisted they move to another one.

It was about 20 miles away, he said.

Despite her need for quiet, Ms. Young, who was unmarried, often took her nieces and nephews on excursions and loved to dance.

In July, she danced at the wedding of another brother in Brooklyn. "She was so happy for him," Mr. McKenly said.
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on October 19, 2001.
-- Jay Dooling (Friend {})
11 Jan 2002

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