Frances H. Young
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Young, Frances H.
87, passed away on March 30, 2009 surrounded by her family. She was a resident of South Scottsdale since the early 1960's. Frances was born May 4, 1921 in Bridgetown, Texas to Minnie Grace and James Thomas Mitchell. She served our country during World War II as a member of the US Navy WAVES. Shortly after moving to the Valley in 1963, Frances became involved in the Scottsdale Community. Mrs. Young was a beloved mother, grandmother, friend and community leader. She was a counselor at Coronado High School, an active member of St. Daniel's Parish and a founding member of Concerned Citizens and Vista Del Camino. She is most well known for her work with the Yaqui community of Penjamo and minority rights in South Scottsdale. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack, her sister Wanda and brother Don. She is survived by her brother Jerry, son Mitchell and daughters Dorotha, Alice, Cherylea, Geri and Rosemary, grandchildren Casey, Jami, Erin, Adriane, Shannon, Ryan, Sean W., Sean F. and Brendan, great-grandchildren Khalil, Mackenzie, Madye, Julia, Cassius, Elijah, Amelia, Ian, Honey, Atticus, Alec, Preston and another on the way. There will be a viewing for family and friends 5-8 PM Thursday, April 2, with a 7 PM Rosary recitation at Messinger Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM Friday, April 3, at St. Daniel the Prophet Roman Catholic Church, 1030 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to Concerned Citizens at Vista Del Camino, 7700 E. Roosevelt Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85257.

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Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 1, 2009.
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April 3, 2009
The last time I stopped by the house (which was far too many years ago), Fergie, Frances and I visited and talked for quite awhile. She and I served together on the school's Cultural Diversity Task Force and she, of course, was the guiding force! Frances was a significant and most positive influence in the lives of so many people and was a person of whom it could truly be said: she made a difference. We are all diminished having to live in a world without her.
Mike Kayes
April 3, 2009
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
April 2, 2009
Ernest Rapp
April 1, 2009
I never met anyone in my lifetime who was able to inspire others to do good works and make a difference in their community as Frances Young did. She was a tireless champion for the less privileged and a sincere friend to those she helped. She really cared. My deepest sympathy goes forth to her family and to all those who will miss her so much.
Janice Giorlando
April 1, 2009
Our sincerest condolences to your family during this time of sorrow. Mrs. Young was a a very infuential and dynamic force in our high school careers at Coronado. She taught us to fight for what was right and just in order to make our world a better place. Take heart in knowing her spirit lives on in every life she touched.

Contreras Family ( Scottsdale, Mesa, Casa Grande, AZ)
Jesse Contreras
April 1, 2009
Frances Young had a heart of gold and worked throughout her life to help those less fortunate. She is a big part of my childhood memories and I have always had the utmost respect for her. My deepest sympathies to her family for the world has lost a beautiful spirit. Lisa (Lopez) Holmes (Phoenix, AZ)
Lisa Lopez Holmes
April 1, 2009
Deepest condolences to the Young family. May happy memories of your loved one comfort you in your time of sorrow.
Chris Fuller
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