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2013-01-17 / Obituaries

Velma Young

July 14, 1917-January 11, 2013

Services for Velma Young were Monday January 14, 2013 at the Forest Grove Christian Church near Rockdale with Rev. Lance Walch officiating. Burial followed in the Forest Grove Cemetery.

Velma was born on July 14, 1917 in Milam County to Ephraim and Jessie Edna (Price) Diver.

She and Zeke Hardy Young were married on November 24, 1937 in Rockdale. She and Hardy made their home in Rockdale in 1952.

Velma was a member of the Forest Grove Christian Church. She was a homemaker and enjoyed flowers, cross stitch, crochet and crafts. She was also a member of the New Salem Home Demonstration Club, The Garden Club and The Ladies Group at the church.

Velma passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013 in the Scott & White Hospital in Temple. She reached the age of 95.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband; two brothers, Wesley E. Diver and Vernice N Diver; two sisters, Jessie Rae Keen and Joy V. Coulter.

She is survived by her two sons, Ephraim Zeke Young & wife Louise of Rockdale and Douglas Wayne Young & wife Pamala of Palmer, TX. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

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