4/2/1920 – 8/30/2019
Grace Margaret (Kari) Young passed away peacefully at her home on Aug. 30, 2019. Grace was born on April 2, 1920, in Utah.
She graduated from Van Nuys High School in 1937. She was president of the Girls League and was chosen as an Ephebian (Honor Society). She married her high school sweetheart, Oliver W. Young on Aug. 17, 1941, in Van Nuys. They celebrated 62 years of great happiness before Grace would loose the love of her life on Nov. 5, 2003.
Grace and Ollie lived in the San Fernando Valley prior to moving to their beach home on Padaro Lane in 1968. Grace loved children and volunteered at the Children’s Home Society, Los Chiquitos, and the PTAs of Aliso School and Carpinteria High School. She was active in the FFA program and raised money for the high school farm. The show ring at Carpinteria High School and scholarships were named after Ollie and Grace.
She is survived by her son, Bill Young; her daughter, Kari Young Jimenez and son-in-law, Michael Jimenez; granddaughters Jenna Grace Young, Mollie Katherine Ruble and Kelly Suzanne Ruble Saragoza and her husband Julian Saragoza. She has seven great-grandchildren: Karissa Vasquez, Tariah Grace Richardson, Rodolfo Aldana III, Bryce Oliver Young Burt, Madison Makenleigh Mertes, Jacob Aiden Garcia and Brenna Monroe Robertson; nephews: Frank (Barbara) Macari, John (Meryl) Kari, Bob (Cheryl) Kari and Ron (Leah) Kari; nieces, Dana (Christian) Luedthe and Leslie Kari; and extended family members, Nancy and Pete Soto and Miho Keil.
Our special thanks and gratitude to Maria Rodriquez, Barbara Pell, Carmen Yuhaz and Visiting Nurses and Hospice. Grace was an inspiration to many and was appreciative of her many friends and family.
Donations in memory of Grace may be made directly to the Carpinteria FFA, Carpinteria High School, 4810 Foothill Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013, or to a charity of your choice.
The memorial service will be held at Carpinteria Lions Park on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at 11 a.m.