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Yvonne Annette "Yvonne" Young 1960-2013

Yvonne Annette "Yvonne" Young

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December 22, 2013
One never knows...we take for granted our time on earth & we think that time will stand still for us, and that there will always be 'time'...but that is not so. Last evening my friend in Alaska weighed heavy on my mind. It had been a long time since we had spoken & even though this was the norm(normal)for she & I, with each of us living our lives....I was compelled to speak with her. So, I called my dear friend 'Vonnie' as I called her & her cell was not working, strange. Then I called her home line, and stranger still, it was not working either...I sent an email...all the time telling my self that something wasn't right. If something changed(address, phone number, job, etc., or just good ole girl talk)we let one another know..

I called my oldest son & since he knew how to pull people up on the computer, like checking face book, which I am clueless about, I asked him to see about my friend Vonnie.....and then I prayed.

My son, found my friend 'Vonnie'

My heart is so very sad, as I think of all those times I was going to call months & months ago, but didn't because so many other matters were pressing in on me in my life, but I know now that time doesn't stand still for no one.

To 'Vonnie's' family whom she loved, loved loved so much like no other & her friends all over the world, including Washington, D.C. (where we met both consulted for a Women's clinic)Maryland, Chicago & Alaska, you have my sincere condolences for the loss of Yvonne(Vonnie)

She was the most kind, generous, peaceful, spirited, beautiful, well liked, forever giving, trustworthy, caring, loved person I know!

She loved life & she loved her work! She was needed in Alaska, to do what she did, she cared & it showed.

She always had a kind word & if you needed her, to talk, listen, cry on her shoulder, she was that person. She always 'GAVE' bit's & pieces of herself, sometimes spreading herself thin....but she would have it no other way, that was 'Vonnie's' way.

I will forever miss you my friend. Your bright smile & abundance for life. You are gone away but will never be forgotten.

Cradling the little one in his arms, (Jesus) said, "Whoever embraces one of these children as I do embraces me, and far more than me- God who
sent me."
Mark 9:37


Rest in Peace mi amiga!
May 04, 2013
Our deepest condolences to Yvonne's family for their loss. We met her during the course of my mother's very serious illness. Yvonne visited frequently and helped us to advocate on her behalf, generally going above and beyond the call of duty to help us through this very difficult passage. We shall never forget her kindness, good humor and continuing friendship. She was a very special person and will be missed.
March 29, 2013
My condolences to the grieving loved ones. May you be comforted by the scriptures that promise an end to death and mourning and pain.
March 28, 2013
May the God of all comfort strengthen your family during this time of sorrow. Those who die God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes....(Ps.116:15)
March 22, 2013
Words can't describe the shock and sadness I feel. My family was touched so deeply by Yvonne! She was one of the best friends anyone could have, the kindest, most dedicated, knowledgeable, respectful and passionate people I have ever had the pleasure to know.

Even though I was only with the Juneau Public Health Center a short time she was always in my mind when I thought about JPHC and the good times I had there. Her and my Aunt Sonja could always be found cooking up something or teasing me. She was always there when I needed a shoulder to cry on or respected advice. Her infectious humor, laughter and singing brought a smile to my face on the gloomiest of days. It was amazing to watch her ability to get through to some rough characters, tell others like it was in the sweetest way possible, calm even the most hysterical child and show such compassion and grace on those that came in making the most difficult decisions of their lives.

When my husband and I first got together she would ask me every morning how her Boo was just to irritate me with that incredible smile of hers. Knowing that I would grin at her and tell her “He's Not Your Boo.” Then I would giggle and shake my head.

As for my older son he is in shock as well. He loved Yvonne and would always want to stop by JPHC when we had time and see her and his Great Aunt Sonja. I was a single mother when I worked for the JPHC so my son would often times come in toward the end of the day and play in the playroom till I got off. Yvonne adored him and would constantly bring him out things to snack on or have him come in her office to goof off. There were many times were I would tell him No but Miss Yvonne Said Yes! You just couldn't argue when Miss Yvonne Said YES!

To the Young Family my family's heartfelt condolences go out to each of you. My God give you peace beyond measure in this time of grief. From my family to yours we give you our greatest thanks for sharing Yvonne's short time with each of us! She will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

All Our Love and Prayers,

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