Graveside services for
Gertrude Alice Young, 98, of Caldwell, who died Tuesday, April
14, in a Caldwell nursing home of natural causes, will be held
at 10 a.m. Friday at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
The Rev. Ray Thompson of the United Methodist Church will
officiate under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel,
Caldwell. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday,
May 2, at the Caldwell United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Young, a homemaker, was born May 5, 1988, at
Kirksville, Mo., to Luther Meade and Susan Cicie Hibbard
Willis. She was educated in the Missouri State Normal School
in Kirksville and taught school in Missouri and North Dakota.
She married John B. Young Feb. 10, 1909 at Kirksville.
They lived in Colorado and Rupert before coming to Caldwell in
She was a member of the Dirt Gardeners Club, the Caldwell
Forward Club, the Yonettes, the Caldwell Senior Citizens and
the United Methodist Church.
She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, reading, walking,
traveling and raising flowers. She wrote poetry, winning in
the State Senior Talent Contest in 1979 and 1980.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and
Art Vanslyke of Wilder; two sons and daughters-in-law, John W.
and Teene Young of Canoga Park, Calif., and Stanton and Norma
Young of Seattle, Wash.; eight grandchildren; and six
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1970, a
brother, a sister, a daughter and a granddaughter.
Memorials may be made to the Ann Vanslyke Scholarship
Fund at the Caldwell United Methodist Church or t o a favorite
charity. Friends may call today until 8 p.m. at the
Caldwell Flahiff chapel.