Dorothy C. Young

Dorothy C. Young, 87, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Calder Woods, Beaumont. She was born on July 4, 1925, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Angelina Pelitere Corne and Eugene Corne. Dorothy attended Holy Angels Academy in New Orleans, graduated from high school in Port Sulphur, Louisiana, and attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. In 1944, she married Howard Young who she had met on her first day on the college campus. Dorothy accompanied Howard on his assignments in the United States Navy until he was discharged in Santa Rosa, California. They returned to Beaumont in 1946 to make their home where Dorothy began her thirty-five year career with Bethlehem Steel Corporation. She retired in 1984 as Administrative Assistant to the General Manager. She and Howard retired to Rayburn Country and remained there for nineteen years. In 2003, they returned to Beaumont to live where they joined Wesley United Methodist Church and renewed old friendships and made new ones. Survivors include her husband of sixty-eight years, Howard Young; those who were very special in her life, Kelly Brent, Lori Brent Guilbault, Chester Lee Stark, Patricia Stark, and Donna and Don Breen; and cousins, Sharron, Debbie, Betty, and Joyclyn. Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents. A gathering of Mrs. Youngs family and friends will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2013, in the church parlor at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3810 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. in the church sanctuary. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church Chapel Fund, 3810 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77713. The family is deeply appreciative of the care and concern given to her by Dr. Robert Birdwell at Texas Oncology, Dr. Joe Holland at Southeast Texas Gastroenterology, Dr. Mark Toups at Beaumont Adult Medicine and their professional staffs. We are grateful for the love and care given by Buckner Hospice staff at Calder Woods. Complete and updated information may be found at broussards1889.com. @


Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Mar. 23, 2013