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Anna Adele C. Young

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Anna Adele C. Young 1920 ~ 2009 BRIGHAM CITY - Anna Adele Christensen Young was born on October 19, 1920, in Brigham City, Utah, to Mary Eskelsen and James Peter Christensen.She died Monday, July 27, 2009 at the Pioneer Care Center in Brigham City. She was 88 years old at her passing. Adele was reared in Brigham City, attended the local schools, graduated from Box Elder High School in 1938 and from Utah State University in 1942. She married Dale W. Young in Abilene, Texas, on September 19, 1942. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on March 31, 1943. Adele was a wonderful elementary school teacher. She taught school in Utah, Texas, Iowa, New Jersey, and New York states. Adele was a gifted artist. Her home was filled with beautiful oil paintings, needlework, and flowers. She grew and arranged flowers for church and civic affairs. She made many beautiful blue-ribbon hooked rugs. Adele was a skilled artist. She sewed many of her clothes along with beautiful quilts for family and friends. She played the piano and filled her home with uplifting music. Utah State named the Teachers Training School in the College of Family Life and the Adele C. Young Technology Center in the College of Education in her honor. Weber State named the Distant Learning Center and a classroom for nurses in her honor. Brigham City named the Mary E. Christensen Park in Adele's mother. The Box Elder School District named the Adele C. Young Intermediate School in Brigham City for Adele. Her motto was "Education Is the Key To a Better World." She was an active supporter of the Brigham City Library and the Heritage Theatre in Perry, where she and Dale are "Guardian Angels" of the theatre, and the Adele and Dale Young Auditorium is named in her honor. Utah State University and Weber State University both awarded her an honorary Doctor of Education degree. Adele's church callings include Stake Junior Sunday School President in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Stake and Junior Sunday School Coordinator in Kansas City, Missouri. She held many teaching positions in Relief Society in Audubon, New Jersey, and Kansas City, Missouri. She taught Sunday School in the Cumorah, New York, and the Kansas City, Missouri Stakes. She has given several college scholarships to Utah State, Weber State and Iowa State Universities. She has given financial help to many missionaries, and contributed to the foreign missionary fund and the Church Educational System. Adele was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Ruth C. Bott and Jewel C. Nielsen. She is survived by her husband, Dale, two brothers-in-law, Max Bott of Brigham City and Dr. Keith Crane of San Jose, California, and three sisters-in-law, Velda Y. Palmer and DeEsta Y. (Lloyd) Gunter both of Brigham City, and Rebecca B. Young of Riverton, Utah, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 12 Noon at the Brigham City 10th LDS Ward Chapel, 140 West 500 South. Family will greet friends on Saturday at the Brigham City 10th Ward Relief Society Room from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery. You may email condolences to the family at www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on July 29, 2009
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