ANNE LIVINGSTON (PORTER) YOUNG
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.
Published in The Gazette from Feb. 17 to Feb. 19, 2021.