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Loretta Alicia Young

St. Louis, MO, Formerly of Altoona

In Loving Memory of Loretta Alicia McGivern Young

January 11, 1925 - March 1, 2013

Loretta Alicia McGivern Young, the daughter of Peter and Loretta (Kibbie) McGivern, was born January 11, 1925, in Marengo, Iowa. She was united in marriage with David N. Young on December 2, 1950, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Marengo, Iowa. The couple lived on their farm near Altoona, Iowa for 52 years. Most recently, they lived in St. Louis, Missouri near their daughter Elizabeth, her husband Robert Fitzgerald and their family.

Loretta Alicia was a member of Saints John & Paul Catholic Church in Altoona, Iowa and most recently St. Monica Catholic Church in St. Louis. She was a woman of deep Christian faith, who always put the love of God and family first. She was kind and generous to others, and her Irish warmth and humor have left treasured memories for all who knew her.

Loretta Alicia received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business in 1950 from the University of Iowa, where she met her spouse of 62 years, David, of Newton, Iowa. After she and David reared their eight children, Loretta Alicia worked for Meredith Corporation and the Natural Resources Council of the State of Iowa in Des Moines. She enjoyed being a mother and grandmother, volunteering at her church, serving as PTA President, serving on Pro-Life committees, volunteering for the , and playing bridge.

Loretta Alicia died at the age of 88, on Friday, March 1, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Peter McGivern.

Those proudly honoring Loretta Alicia's memory include her husband David, of St. Louis, MO; four daughters, Elizabeth (Robert) Fitzgerald of St. Louis, MO, Rebecca (Larry) Sterbick of Red Oak, Iowa, Maureen Zirbel of Clearwater, Florida, Laura (Leo) Brazeau; four sons, David Jr. of Zuni, NM, Thomas of Dubois, WY, John (Chris) Young of Cold Spring, MN, and Mark (Jill) Young of W. Pueblo, CO; 20 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; her three sisters, Maureen (John) Martin of Palo Alto, CA, Theresa (Dr. Alvin) Mauer of Memphis, TN, Peggy Perez of Los Angeles, CA; her brother, Edward J. (Lillian J.) McGivern of Keystone, IA; and many nieces and nephews.

All services will be held at Saints John & Paul Catholic Church, Altoona, Iowa, Tuesday, March 5, Vigil Prayer Service 4 p.m., and Visitation 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, continued Visitation 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., and Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Altoona Cemetery.

Service arrangements have been entrusted to Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton, Iowa. Online condolences may be made to

Published in Des Moines Register on Mar. 3, 2013
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