Anne Livingston (Porter) Young
1944 - 2021
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July 10, 1944 February 5, 2021
Anne Livingston Porter Young, of Colorado Springs, CO and Maui, HI, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021, with both of her children by her side. Anne's big-hearted, firecracker personality led her through an amazing life filled with love, laughter, music, friends and adventure.
She was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey to Francis and Gertrude Porter on July 10, 1944. The eldest of 4 children, Anne had wonderful childhood memories of living n New Jersey with her family, attending Red Bank Catholic School, and competing as a barrel racer. She met her dashing husband, Richard James "Dick" Young, when she was still a teenager. The two married on June 27, 1964 in Colts Neck, NJ and began their exciting life together with a honeymoon in Bermuda.
Anne was a steadfast military wife providing stability for her family as they traveled the world following Dick's career in the U.S. Army. She was a devoted wife and a very loving, and fun mother. Their tight-knit family of four had wonderful adventures together all over the U.S. and Europe, skiing, fishing, camping in their VW van, and sharing s'mores and laughs with friends.
Everyone that met Anne realized quickly that her beautiful red hair fit her perfectly. She always had a joke, was quick to laugh, and made friends everywhere she went. Anne had impeccable taste in everything from music to clothes, and was an incredible cook known for her fabulous dinner parties. She loved music and was often found listening to live bands with friends, enjoying her favorite Prosecco. Her generous spirit led her to volunteer for the Red Cross, the Girl Scouts, and Meals on Wheels, among many other organizations. She was a fervent supporter of both the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and National Jewish Health.
We were so proud of Anne for finding happiness and a very full life after Dick passed away in 2007. She helped form a group of widows that would travel and dine together frequently, and were a huge source of comfort and laughter for each other. She loved to spend time in Maui where she created lifelong friends on the island. She always opened her home in Maui to friends and family to enjoy the Aloha spirit.
She found great joy in spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her strength of character, adventurous spirit and fantastic sense of humor were all passed down to her two beloved children, Bryan and Kris, of whom she was immensely proud. She delighted in her grandchildren, and was especially close to her eldest granddaughter, Kate.
Anne's family would like to thank her wonderful community of friends and neighbors in Woodmen Valley who helped make living through the pandemic much less lonely, and the compassionate doctors and nurses at Memorial Hospital North.
Anne is survived by her two children, Bryan (Park City, UT) and Kris (Lake Oswego, OR); daughters-in-law Holly and Sheila; grandchildren Kate, Tyler, Ethan and Kaia; siblings Trudi Jean(her favorite sister), Frank and James; a huge extended family including brothers- and sisters-in-law, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews from coast to coast; the ladies of the 'Widows Group'; and friends that span the globe. Her husband, Dick, will welcome her into heaven. We will miss her forever.
Anne will be laid to rest with Dick at Arlington National Cemetery. She made her wishes clear: a big party to celebrate her life, which will be held this summer, or next year, whenever we can safely gather. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Dick and Anne Young Endowed Fellowship for Pulmonary Diseases at National Jewish Health.

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Published in The Gazette from Feb. 17 to Feb. 19, 2021.
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February 23, 2021
A lovely remembrance. She was all of those things--welcoming and generous. Dick was a wonderful and talented Army Officer, and Anne a lovely Army wife! We served together in Germany in the early 80's. God rest her soul, as well as Dick's.
Sherry Brown
February 22, 2021
We loved Anne for her wonderful personality and love of life and everyone in it. We were blessed to share many great times with her and Dick and consider them close friends. Her generosity and compassion for others was evident in everything she did. My boys loved her as we did. I am happy that they are together but will miss them both.
Kathy Gratrix
February 19, 2021
I enjoyed time spent with Anne on a few occasions.
Sincere sympathy to her friends and loved ones.
Diana Livingston
February 19, 2021
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February 17, 2021
Anne was such a beautiful, caring & giving woman. Scott, Avery, and I really enjoyed spending time with her several years back in Florida during Ron's retirement. She was so generous in letting us stay in her Maui home during my nephew's wedding in 2019. I will definitely smile every time I think of her. My sincerest condolences.
Missy Pieri
February 17, 2021
The Buckley AFB military Retiree Activities Office (RAO) would like to offer our sincere condolences as your father served in the military. If your father was retired military, and you would like help with any matters related to casualty assistance, Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), Veterans Affairs (VA), etc. you can contact our office on Buckley AFB at 720-847-6693. The RAO is staffed by volunteers, all military retirees themselves, and our sole purpose is to provide assistance to any military retirees and surviving spouses/family members with anything related to their military service and/or benefits, in particular during difficult times such as this. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

Steve Young
Lt Col, USAF, Ret
Director, Buckley AFB RAO
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