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Louise Canberg Youtie

Louise Canberg Youtie, 94, died after a short illness Feb. 18 at Heartland Healthcare Center, where she had resided since January 1999.

She was born Aug. 30, 1909, in Grand Rapids, the eldest daughter of Oscar and Mabel (Sweet) Canberg. Long associated with U-M, she finished her bachelor's degree here in 1932 and her master's degree the following year.

After her marriage to U-M Professor of Classics Herbert Youtie in 1934, she became a constant and tireless worker in Michigan's Papyrology Collection.

At first her husband's research assistant, she gradually undertook an increasing number of projects on her own, publishing texts of documentary papyri and offering corrections for already published texts.

Her last publication was in 1996, "The Michigan Medical Codex." It was an edition with translations from the original Greek, together with extensive commentaries, of a fragmentary medical book copied on papyrus in Egypt in the fourth century A.D.

Preceded in death by her husband in 1980, Mrs. Youtie is survived by a sister, Mary Canberg of West Nyack, N.Y. A memorial service is planned for 5:30 p.m. March 17 in the Special Collections Library, 711 Hatcher Graduate Library. Call (734) 764-9377 for more information.

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