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Carroll Wayne 'Yunk' Youngkin

Father of Virginia Governor Glenn Allen Youngkin


Carroll Wayne "Yunk" Youngkin was born in about 1938 in Miami, FL, the son of Glenn and Marian Pauline (Maynard) Youngkin.

He spent his early years in Boca Raton near Miami.

Carroll relocated in his youth to Winston-Salem, NC where he played basketball for North Davidson High School and then Duke University. In 1960, he helped lead the Duke Blue Devils to an ACC Tournament championship and in the semi-final round scored 30 points against their archrivals, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels.

On Aug. 27, 1960, at the age of about 22, he was joined in wedlock with Ellis Quinn, PhD (Aug. 18, 1939-2018), a Duke nursing student, with the nuptials held in Durham, NC. Their marriage endured the ups and downs of a remarkable 58 years. During that time, they moved frequently, with homes in Baltimore, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Boca Raton and Florida’s The Villages.

Two children produced by the couple were Dorothy Marian “Dottie” Kouba and Glenn Allen Youngkin, the Governor of Virginia.

Carroll spent his career in accounting and finance positions with McCormick & Co., ER Carpenter and Baker Equipment. In his free time he liked to golf, study World War II history, read and listen to music.

After graduation from Duke, Ellis earned her master’s of science degree at the University of Maryland and her nurse practitioner designation at the Medical College of Virginia. Later, she received her Ph.D. degree at Old Dominion University. During her 46 year professional life, she was a nurse as well as nursing educator, researcher and administrator. Her teaching took place at Church Home and Hospital School of Nursing in Baltimore, the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing in Richmond, the Department of Nursing at Old Dominion University School of Allied Health in Norfolk and the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Her final position was as associate dean of graduate academics at Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University.

Said an obituary, Ellis once was “the sole nursing member on the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s national committee, was named National Nurse Practitioner of the Year, and served as President of the Board for Pinecrest Rehabilitation Hospital. She and co-authors wrote several primary care nurse practitioner textbooks, as well as clinical and scientific journal articles. Dr. Youngkin found deep joy in teaching, treating, and mentoring.”

In her spare time, she liked to golf, listen to music, paint, read, play cards and volunteer for community causes. Her paintings were exhibited at several museums and colleges over the years.

Sadly, Ellis passed away at the age of 78, on Jan. 31, 2018, in The Villages.

Carroll spent his final year in Virginia Beach, VA. He surrendered to the spirit of death at age 80, in Virginia Beach, on Feb. 12, 2019. A memorial service was held at Holy Trinity Church in McLean, VA.


~ Daughter Dorothy Marian “Dottie” (Youngkin) Kouba ~

Daughter Dorothy Marian “Dottie” Youngkin ( ? -living)

She married Chris Kouba ( ? -living).

They have resided in Chesapeake, VA.


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