Judith Rhea Young, 78, of Sparta, WI passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020, at Rolling Hills Rehabilitation Center, Sparta after her courageous battle with kidney failure. She was born on October 17, 1941, to Herman and Neva (Hagar) Carrico, in Calico Rock, AR.
Judy moved to Pueblo, CO at an early age. She met her future husband, Billy Joe Young in the youth group at Temple Baptist Church in Pueblo. Judy worked as a bank teller early on in their marriage. She and Bill knew the value of hard work and sacrifice. Family was everything to her; she did whatever was necessary to provide for her children. She was a very resourceful person and made ends meet for decades on a small disability pension after Bill was injured as a firefighter.
Judy is survived by her three sons, Craig (Jennifer) Young, of Columbia, MD; Kevin (Vickki) Young, of Camarillo, CA; and Brian (Lisa) Young of Sparta, WI; her grandchildren, Ryan Young, Ellie and Jack Young, Joy (Dan) Leffingwell, and Jeremy and Joshua Young. She is also survived by her two sisters, Sharon Balter, of Costa Rica and Bennie (Jim) Swanson, of Pueblo, Co.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Neva Carrico and a sister, Linda Carrico. She was also preceded in death by her husband, and love of her life, Bill after his own decade-long battle with kidney failure. Judy faced her health challenges with the assurance of God’s love through her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Services will be held at a later time due to Covid-19. Online condolences may be offered to Judy’s family at www.schanhfoerfh.com
The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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