Doris Nell Young, 88, went home to be with her Lord on February 22nd, 2021. A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, March 13, 2021 at the Ross Cemetery in Baird, Texas with Pastor Steven Hammond officiating.
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She was the oldest of two children from William “Doris” and Flosser Nell Roberts. Doris was born in Marshall, Texas on March 2nd, 1932. She attended Grange Hall Elementary School in Marshall, Texas and graduated from Marshall High School in 1948 before attending Texas State College for Women in Denton, Texas earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in 1952. Doris continued her education at Harden Simmons University in Abilene, Texas earning her Masters of Education Degree in 1956. She also attended the University of California at Riverside where she received multiple Supervision Credentials.
She married John Wendell Young, who also shared her passion for educating in Abilene, Texas on January 11, 1957 and together they celebrated 56 years of marriage before John's passing on October 30, 2013.
Doris was a Teacher for 40 years. She taught at South Junior High School in Abilene, Texas from June 1952 to June 1958 and the Dallas Independent School District from 1958 to 1961. For 6 years she worked in New Mexico teaching at Carlsbad Intermediate School in Carlsbad, Roswell High School and Goddard High School both in Roswell. Doris then moved to California where she started in 1967 at Sierra Middle School in Riverside, retiring in June, 1992.
Soon after retiring, they both moved back to Abilene, Texas and Doris became a rancher’s wife. Even though she had a busy schedule, she found the time to do some traveling and visited the grandchildren as often as she could.
After John's passing, Doris moved to San Diego California to be close to family and to enjoy the weather. She made many friends and love to play bingo with them. One of her favorite things to do was to visit Mt. Soledad Veteran’s Memorial in La Jolla, California where John has a plaque in honor of his military service.
She was a member of the National Education Association, Abilene Retired Teachers Association and the California Retired Teachers Association. Doris served as the President of the Riverside City Home Economics Teacher Association (1974-1975), Home Economics Department Chairman at Sierra Junior High school (1971-1973 and 1975-1976), RCTA Building Representative (1971-1973) and Treasurer of the Riverside City Home Economics Association (1970-1971).
Those left to cherish her memory are her sister Wynette Sanders of Marshall, Texas, Sons, William Adron Young and wife Bessie of San Marcos, California and Robert Stanley Young and wife Franki of Springfield, Oregon; Grandson, Pierce Young of Long Island, New York and Step-Grandchildren, Jimmy Foster, Justin Foster, Jason Foster, Kristina Shearer, Jessica Shearer and Holly Heinrichsen.