The Rev. Dr. Sarah Marie Young, 62, passed away Feb. 26, 2019, in Denver, Colo., from an aggressive cancer.
Sarah was born Aug. 8, 1956, in Painesville, the daughter of the late Rev. Leonard “L.D.” and Lucille Marie Price Young. She grew up in Bellefontaine, where she was happily surrounded by relatives on both sides of her family, lifelong friends and church family at the Bellefontaine Church of the Brethren where her father was the pastor.
She was a 1974 graduate of Bellefontaine High School and graduated from the University of LaVerne, Bethany School of Theology and the Akron School of Massage Therapy. She graduated from ILIFF School of Theology with a doctorate of divinity degree in 2007.
She was formerly employed at Logan Acres Care Center, Akron First Church of the Brethren, Prince of Peace Church of the Brethren in Littleton, Colo., HHS Healthcare and High-Risk Security Services at the Denver International Airport, and Argus Event Staffing.
She was preceded in death by half-siblings, Vaughn Young, Joy Young Baker and June Young Beeks; and a great-nephew, Alexander Baker.
She is survived by many cousins; her nieces, Karen Baker Lewandowski of Ladson, S.C., Rebecca Young Turner of Bellefontaine, Elizabeth Young Figley of Ft. Mohave Ariz., and Martha Young Mount of Asheville, N.C.; nephews, Curtis N. Young of Columbus, Robert Perry Baker of Albuquerque, N.M.; and great- nieces and nephews, Michael Lewandowski, Christina Baker Mueller, Emily Allen Thornburg, Laura Allen Dillard, Michael Mount, Katherine Mount, Eric Mount, Andrew Baker, Katie Baker and Holly Baker Grant. She was the proud great-great-auntie of Myla and Owen Thornburg and Bryden Jo Dillard.
She was blessed with many life-long friends.
Sarah loved traveling, music, her faith tradition and genealogy.
She was a life-long learner, a talented artist, and a gifted writer of Brethren articles, devotionals and Sunday school curricula.
Sarah was a true peacemaker. She was instrumental in spearheading efforts to bring about healing in the Littleton, Colo., community after the tragedy at Columbine.
A celebration of Sarah’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday March 30, at her home church, the Bellefontaine Church of the Brethren, 534 S. Detroit St., Bellefontaine, through arrangements by Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Bellefontaine. The Rev. Andrew Wright officiates. A fellowship follows.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Heifer International, One World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202, in Sarah’s honor.
Express condolences at www.edsfh.com.