Ilene Ruth Young

  • "Mel & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Ilene was like..."
    - Jim Hammond
  • "Melvin, Penny and Holly...My thoughts and prayers are with..."
    - Marshall Day
  • " Dear Melvin and the Young Family, Once again our..."
    - Jerrye Kelley

Ilene Ruth Young LUBBOCK - Ilene Ruth Young passed away Friday, March 7, 2014. We will gather for fellowship and remembrance from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Cremation arrangements are under the care of Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers Crematory. A tribute of Ilene's life may be found at, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family. Ilene Williams was born in Phoenix, Arizona, on Feb. 23, 1930, to the late Ilet Williams and Nora Waters Williams. She was an only child. Ilene graduated from Wellington High School, Wellington, Texas, in 1946. She attended college at Texas State College for Women for two years, and then she transferred to West Texas State where she earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree. She taught Spanish at Hereford High School for 11 years. Ilene married Melvin Young in Wellington on June 5, 1949. They shared a marriage that lasted more than 64 years. The couple lived in Hereford, Texas, for 25 years. They moved to Lubbock in 1973, and Ilene went to work at Wesco Distributors. She remained there for 27 years. Ilene is survived by her husband, Melvin, of the home. She is also survived by two daughters, Penny Mason (Richard) of Austin and Holly Welch (Greg) of Lubbock; three grandchildren, Laura Mason Davies (Jeramy) and Harrison Lee, all of Lubbock, and Emily Mason Jensen (Drew) of College Station. Memorial contributions are welcome and her family suggests Odyssey Hospice, 1717A Norfolk Avenue 4th Floor Lubbock, TX 79416,

Funeral Home
Lake Ridge Chapel And Memorial Designers
6025 82Nd St Lubbock, TX 79424
(806) 698-8085
Funeral Home Details
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Mar. 8, 2014