Mary Lawrence Young, 98, died 3/31/2010. Mary was the second of five children born to Sam Lawrence and Tina Wright in Columbia, Mississippi. She graduated from Mississippi Women's College in Hattiesburg, began her teaching career in Clarksdale, and earned a masters degree from Peabody College. In 1937, she married John C. Young, Jr. and moved to Colorado. They had 2 children, Marilynn and John III. Mary retired from teaching in 1968 after 27 years in CO Springs District 11. She was a lifelong church member, played bridge, traveled the world, and loved to entertain friends in her home on North Tejon Street. Survivors include brother Sam Lawrence, son John (Claire), granddaughter Tricia Toney, many nieces and nephews, scores of friends and former students. A memorial service will be held on April 12, 10:30 AM at Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 North Cascade Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to: Silver Key Senior Services 2250 Bott Ave, CO Springs, CO 80904.
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Published in The Gazette from Apr. 4 to Apr. 7, 2010