Corinne Evelyn (Gale) Young

EVART — Corinne Evelyn (Gale) Young, 92, previously of Evart, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015, at her home in Grand Rapids.

Corinne was born on Feb. 14, 1923, to Lee E. and Janet M. (McLachlan) Gale in Mecosta. They moved to rural Evart in 1930, where Corinne attended the Brooks School, then Evart High School, a 1940 graduate. Corinne attended Comptometer School in Grand Rapids and because of this training was “called to Washington, D.C.” to work for the War Production Board in 1942. Here, she met and married William T. Young (Nov. 7, 1943). After the war, Bill and Corinne returned to Evart. Bill preceded her in death in 2008.

Corinne was a member of The United Methodist Church in Evart. She worked part time for many years at Adeline’s in Evart. She volunteered for both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, for elections and the VFW.

Corinne is survived by her children, Richard (Karen) Young, of Lowell, Pamela (David) Yang, of Prescott Valley, Ariz., and William (Fern) Young, of Kentwood; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her sister, Harriet Arnold, of Grand Rapids; and brothers-in–law, Thomas H. (Helen) Young, of Evart, and Charles “Pete” (Barb) Young, of Evart, who she and Bill raised from pre-teen years.

Corinne was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill; and sister, Geneva Rogind.

There will be a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2015, and a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 31, 2015, both at the United Methodist Church in Evart.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the United Methodist Church in Evart, the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.