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Sunday, July 3, 2016

An Everett mother mourns another young victim of heroin

Carolyn Ipsen mourns for her 27-year-old daughter, Taylor Maria Ipsen, who died after overdosing on heroin in an Everett motel room the day after Mother’s Day earlier this year. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
HERALD NET | Julie Muhlstein

On Mother’s Day, 27-year-old Taylor Maria Ipsen created pen-and-ink artwork for her mom and wrote a beautiful note.

“On this day I wish you the absolute best,” the young woman wrote. “You’re long overdue for some good luck, some happiness, stability and a stress free life.”

For years, luck had been neither woman’s friend.

On May 9, the day after Mother’s Day, Carolyn Ipsen couldn’t get her daughter to come out of the bathroom. Taylor had battled addiction for a decade. The drug use dated back to her teens at Inglemoor High School in Kenmore, where she graduated.

Taylor Ipsen lived with friends in Pierce County, survived on the streets, and in the end stayed with her mother in an Everett motel.

A 51-year-old widow, Carolyn Ipsen moved to the motel after losing her house in Everett’s Silver Lake area. She had lost jobs as a server and cook. Her husband Hans Ipsen, Taylor’s dad, was a musician who played with the longtime Northwest band Little Bill & the Blue Notes. He died in 2008. Continue reading
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