Rose Young

Mrs. Rose M. Young, 86, a Mount Vernon resident since 1985, passed away Sept. 1, 2009, at a local long-term care facility.

She was born April 2, 1923, in Thornley, England, to John and Emily (Vaux) Philbin. Rose was educated in Thornley and following school she worked in London for a radio factory as an inspector. She was united in marriage to Jack S. Young on May 23, 1945, in London.

Following the war, Jack was discharged and settled in Seattle. In 1946 Rose came to the United States to be with her husband and after 11 years in Seattle, they moved to the upper Skagit, where she was employed by Seattle City Light in the culinary department. Following retirement the family came to Mount Vernon, where she had since resided.

The couple had traveled during their lifetime to England, Austria, Scotland, and Italy. Rose enjoyed the outdoors in gardening and also enjoyed working in ceramics and painting. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Senior Citizens, and the Mount Vernon Elks.

Rose is survived by her six children, Veronica (and husband, Wayne) Russell of Snoqualmie, WA, Dennis (and wife, Dana) Young of Tulare, CA, Catharine (and husband, Paul) Herbold of Bellingham, WA, Cecelia (and husband, Jerry) Gardner of Mount Vernon, WA, Michelle (and husband, Mark) Welch of Bakersfield, CA, and Marian Young of Kirkland, WA. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren and several great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, in 1987; her parents; three brothers and five sisters. A funeral service was held on Fri., Sept. 4, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 110 S 5th St., Mount Vernon, WA. Burial followed in the family plot at Mount Vernon Cemetery.

You may share your memories of Rose, and sign her online guest register at Arrangements were under the care of Kern Funeral Home.

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