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Grace Young

1926 - 2019
Grace Young Obituary
Grace Young

North Liberty - Grace Young, 93 formerly of rural North Liberty, died Friday, October 25, 2019, at the Oaknoll Retirement Residence in Iowa City surrounded by family.

Funeral services will be held at 11am Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church, 2701 Rochester Avenue, Iowa City. There will be a time of visitation one hour prior to the services and a time of fellowship immediately following the services. Private family committal services will follow at Ridgewood Cemetery, North Liberty. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Grace's memory to First Presbyterian Church or Oaknoll Retirement Residence. To share a thought memory of condolence with her family please visit the funeral home website @

Grace was born February 25, 1926, in North Liberty to her parents, White and Vera Larew. Grace graduated in 1944 from University High School in Iowa City and attended freshman year at the University of Iowa until she married the love of her life, Richard A. Young, on August 12, 1945, in Iowa City. She later returned to the University of Iowa to pursue a BA in Liberal Arts followed by a double MA in Home Economics and Special Education, focusing on early childhood development. For many years, Grace was an educator in special education at Hospital School of Iowa before leaving her profession to care for her parents and mother-in-law.

Her family includes her two children, Robert "Bob" Young (Andrea Jensen) and Joan Ambrose (Tom); grandchildren, Margaret E. Young (Jerome Cattin), Dan Ambrose, Sarah Ambrose, and daughter-in-law, Lynn Young.

Grace was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; eldest son, Bill; parents, brothers, Scott Larew and Harold Larew and many more in-laws and cousins who are remembered fondly.

Our family wishes to recognize and express our sincere appreciation for the many years of loving care by Oaknoll administration and nursing staffs, in addition to the support and love from the First Presbyterian Church Family.
Published in the Press-Citizen from Oct. 25 to Oct. 28, 2019
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