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Helen N. Young


March 29, 2017

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Helen N. Young

Helen N. Young died at peace March 25, 2017, at age 101. 

She was born Feb.1, 1916, on a farm near Buckner, Mo.  

She moved to Rock Springs after working her way through Missouri State Teachers College. She taught in the Rock Springs school system for 38 years, primarily  kindergarten at Lincoln School. She was revered by her many generations of students and was proud to have been part of their lives.

Helen was civically engaged, active with the First Congregational Church, volunteering at Broadway Bargains and the Rock Springs Library and served on the county library board.  She was a past president of her PEO chapter.

Helen was a life-long learner, taking many classes at Western Wyoming Junior College after she retired.

She traveled widely across the U.S. and overseas.   

She is survived by her daughter Alice Young Sabl and husband John Sabl, as well as numerous great and grand nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents George W. and Alice H. Necessary, her brothers Finis and Don Necessary, and her beloved husband Alfred Young.   

A memorial service took place Wednesday at the First Congregational Church-United Church of Christ in Rock Springs.

Donations in Helen's memory can be made to the First Congregational Church or to  Western Wyoming Community College.


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