Mrs. Yvonne L. Koolhof

Mrs. Yvonne L. Koolhof

Mrs. Yvonne L. Koolhof

Mrs. Yvonne L. Koolhof
May 21, 1924 – June 23, 2020

Yvonne L. Koolhof, age 96 of Naples, passed away on June 23, 2020. She was born
in Catford, England on May 21, 1924 to the late George and Charlotte Wiseman.
Yvonne was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and
friend to many. She will be greatly missed.

Yvonne was an elementary school teacher in Bermuda in the 1950s, and in Prince
George County, in Maryland for many years. She received her teaching certificate in
England, and her Batchelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education at the University of
Maryland in College Park, Maryland.

Yvonne loved the outdoors and shared this passion with her children on camping trips
across the United States. She was an avid conservationist, and a member of the
Friends of Fakahatchee group, dedicated to the preservation of the fragile ecosystem
of the Florida Everglades. She was also an amateur geologist, an artist, and an author.

In addition to her parents, Yvonne was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57
years, Russell Koolhof; and great-grandson, Daniel Portner.

Yvonne is survived by her children, Michel Koolhof (Alice), George Koolhof (Carol),
Vanessa Koolhof, and Eileen Koolhof Straughan (Allan); grandchildren, Michel-Lee
Koolhof, Heidi Hayes (Aaron), Sarah Koolhof, Melanie Griffiths (David), Matthew
Straughan (Katherine), and Nathan Straughan; great-grandchildren, Sylvea Koolhof,
Aurora Koolhof, Elexus Koolhof, Russell Koolhof, Frances Gay, Jordyn Gay, Charlotte
Griffiths, Victoria Griffiths, Turner Straughan, Lucienne Straughan, and Waverly

Visitation will be at Naples Funeral Home Monday, June 29,2020 from 3 to 5 pm. A
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at St. Peter the
Apostle Catholic Church in Naples, Florida. Interment will follow at Sarasota National
Cemetery, in Sarasota, Florida on Thursday, July 16, 2020. Arrangements entrusted to Naples Funeral Home.


Karen Young

June 25, 2020, 1:19 pm

Vanessa, Mike, Buddy, and Eileen, I’m so very sorry for the loss of your dear Mom. She is at peace. Love and prayers to all of you.

Dina and Bob Savino

June 26, 2020, 8:58 pm

Dear Buddy and family, Bob and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Her guidance and living example is exemplified in the person that you are Buddy. A mother is an important influence and her legacy and the legacy of your Dad lives on in you. May her memory be a sweet reminder of her life. Dina


June 27, 2020, 12:51 pm

Vanessa, I never met your mom but heard many stories from you to know that she was a beautiful, loving mom. I am so sorry for your loss. I love ❤️ you. Mary

Alisa DePriest

June 28, 2020, 9:12 pm

Eileen-I am so profoundly sad for you. Please accept my condolences at the loss of your mother. I pray the peace of God surrounds you and your family during this difficult time. Alisa

Don Peterson

June 30, 2020, 9:28 pm

Eileen, I’m sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Even though I never met her, it’s easy to see you followed in her footsteps . Her passions are your passions. Bless you and love you. ❤

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