FALLBROOK — The Friends of the Fallbrook Library have received a gift of more than $629,000 from the estate of Jessie Yount, a longtime resident of Fallbrook who passed away in August 2001.
Marlo Miller, president of the Friends of the Library, said, “With this bequest, Jessie Yount has made a major contribution to the future of her community. She valued her library and the many opportunities it provides to all our residents. Jessie’s bequest serves as a wonderful example of the power of giving, and we hope others will consider the library in their estate planning.”
Jessie T. Yount moved to Fallbrook in 1968 and she and her husband enjoyed rural life in Fallbrook and traveled extensively. She enjoyed gardening and was a painter, a bridge player and a member of the Fallbrook Golf Club.
Yount graduated from UCLA with a teaching degree but didn’t enter the teaching profession. However, education remained one of her major interests, especially children’s instruction. She volunteered as a Laubach instructor, supported children’s programs at Fallbrook Library and donated several scholarships to the local high school.
With this bequest, Yount has made the largest private donation that the Friends of the Fallbrook Library have ever received.
The Friends of the Fallbrook Library have been supporting and enriching the services of Fallbrook Library for 45 years. The library has served the area of Fallbrook, Bonsall, Rainbow and De Luz for 95 years.
For information about gifting opportunities for the new Fallbrook Library, contact Jerri Patchett at (760) 723-8635.