Passed to her next promised beautiful life on March 30, forever young at the age of 99 just days shy of her birthday. She was comforted by her daughter, Joann and her granddaughter, Jennifer-Suzanne, and a steady stream of well-wishers. Marjorie was born in a small town in Louisiana in 1924 where when she was 18, she met “the love of her life.” They married just as he enlisted in the U.S. Army Corp. to fly reconnaissance in WWII. They had a first son before he left so he named his airplane “The Spirit of Don Louis!” As you can see, Capt. Young was a romantic and a dashing figure at that. He supported her when she wanted to finish her college degree which propelled her to become a teacher for St. Mel Catholic School. Marjorie was a devout Catholic who never doubted her faith. She determined that Mary was guiding her life after her husband died. She wanted to give back so she started the “Fiat Rosary” groups to meet and pray and talk about Mary. Marjorie was a pioneer and an activist for bringing Mary into our hearts. She was a homemaker, a wife, a painter, a curious student, a teacher and traveler. She was resilient, passionate about exercise—Jack LaLane in the 50s, Jazzercise in the 70s and Yoga to the end.
Marjorie had 3 children :Don Louis Young married to Michael Ann Young, Joann Rothman married to John Rothman, John Steven Young (deceased).She had 24 grand and great grand children: David Rothman married to Corrie Rothman, Jacob Rothman married to Sandy Rothman Mandy Willis married to Ken Willis, Jennifer-Suzanne Blake married to Bryan Blake, Erica Young married to Aaron Monica Young, Drew Young, Emily Young. Great grand children: Jesse, Henry, Sophia, McKenzie, Charlotte, Abbie, Jill . Grand Fontenot nephews: Jason, James & Cindy and son, Brody.
A Memorial Mass will be at St. Mel Catholic Church on Saturday April 29, 2023 at 10 AM. 4748 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fair Oaks, California. Followed by a brief burial service at Fair Oaks Cemetery 7780 Olive Street, Fair Oaks, California 95628. Followed by a Reception at the home of Jennifer & Bryan Blake, at 12:30 PM. Well Wishers, please send cards to 1440 East Mountain Drive, Montecito, CA 93108.
“Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.” -Jack Kornfield
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