Mary Ethel Young was born on November 10, 1934 to Charles C. Mills and Vival Lambright Mills in Goree, Texas. On September 26, 1951, Mary married the love of her life, Benjamin Young in Lubbock, Texas. She spent her life a dedicated sister, wife and mother. She extended her loving care beyond her family through a career as an RN providing nursing care for those in need, from new born babies to the elderly. Her past time hobbies ranged from sport fishing and hunting to computers. She spent countless hours advancing the knowledge of COPD to all she knew. Being well traveled she was able to spread her joy from Louisiana to Alaska, Europe and Central America, while always maintaining her roots in the south plains of Texas.
Survivors include her children, Benjamin C. Young, III; Troy L. Young; Paul J. Young; Linda McKenzie and husband, Bob; Bobby Young and his wife, Barbara; and Tom C. Young; 11 grandchildren; 20 Great-grandchildren; 3 Great-Great Grandchildren; brother, Tommy Clay Mills and wife, Carolyn; sister, Jeanette Holtzclaw Harper.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Mills and Vival Louise Jennings; husband, Dr. Benjamin Columbus Young, Jr.; Daughter in law Rebecca Jean Young.