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Doris E. Youngs

Doris Elaine Holden Norman Youngs passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at her home in Otsego, Michigan.

Doris grew up on the Holden farm in Trowbridge Township, the daughter of Curtis William and Mildred Mae Holden. She attended Hicks School and graduated from Otsego High School in 1954. Around age 11, Doris accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior under the ministry of Uncle Bob Siegler of Rural Bible Mission. She attended Trowbridge Methodist Church throughout her youth.

Doris met her first husband, Elwyn, a Korean War veteran, and married him there in 1955. Following Elwyn’s death, she worked for Valley Metal Products in Plainwell, Michigan, where she met her husband of 62 years, Rev. David Lee Youngs (Michigan Conference Retired Local Pastor). Doris and David were married in January, 1959, at Plainwell Baptist Church. They lived in Texas and Minnesota, and eventually returned to Michigan. 

Doris actively served in all the churches to which she belonged, often ministering to children as well as caring for others as a pastor’s wife. She was also highly involved with her children in 4H and worked as a tutor for the Otsego Schools and the Otsego Baptist Academy. An accomplished oil painter who also enjoyed rug hooking and crafting, she was wholly devoted to her family, demonstrating her love through hard work and commitment in the home. Doris had a special sense of compassion for those in need.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis and Mildred, sisters, Dicia and Beverly, and brothers, Curtis Jr. and Leonard.

Doris is survived by her husband, David, sons Daniel (Lisa), Darin (Patricia), and Davin (Scott), as well as daughter, Melony (Ronald), and also 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren as well as sister-in-law, Mary Holden Hart.

The visitation and memorial service were held in November. Rev. Darin Youngs officiated the interment held at Hillside Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Doris may be made to Trowbridge Community Church or Wings of Hope Hospice.

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