Joan Youmans Cozens, a former longtime Ridgefield resident, died peacefully on July 24 in Nantucket, Mass. The wife of the late William E. Cozens, she had just turned 91.
She was born on July 21, 1927, in New York City, the daughter of Charles L. and Edna Huott Youmans. She grew up in Irvington, N.Y. The family moved to Cuba in 1942 when her father was assigned as a military attaché. She attended the American School in Havana, graduating in 1945. She attended Wellesley College (Class of 1949) and after graduation moved to New York City, where she worked in cancer research at the Sloan Kettering Institute.