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Jean Thomson Hill Young

May 3, 1925 — January 2, 2023

Jean Thomson Hill Young, 97, of Lake Park, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2023, at Presbyterian Home in Quitman. She was born in Providence, Rhode Island on May 3, 1925, to the late Robert and Jean Hill, and a few years after arriving in the United States from Ireland and Scotland, they moved to Detroit. In her twenties, Jean met a handsome young man named Malcolm Young; they fell in and later married. They purchased their first home in Birmingham, Michigan and had two sons, David and Richard. Working as a homemaker, Jean had an acumen for numbers and managing the household finances. She also worked as a bookkeeper for various businesses. Following Mr. Young’s retirement from Ford Motor Company, the family moved to Lake Park to golf, enjoy warm weather, and drive shorter distances to the store and bank. While Mr. Young enjoyed the quiet, rural life, Mrs. Young had difficulty adjusting to being away from family and her beloved Michigan. She filled her time volunteering to teach adults how to read and golfing with friends. Jean was well loved by all that knew her for being friendly, willing to strike up a conversation with strangers, and caring for others when people needed her to be brave. Neighbors sought her advice, even though she tended to be harder on those she was closest to.

She is survived by two sons, David Young of Lake Park, and Richard Young (Fonda Portales) of Boise, Idaho; two grandchildren, Catherine and Rachel; her sister, Alice Davey of Rochester Hills, Michigan as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her husband, Malcom T. Young and a brother, Rob Hill.

In accordance with her wishes. Mrs. Jean Young will be cremated and interred in the White Chapel Cemetery in Troy, Michigan next to her husband. The family will hold a private ceremony at a later date and time. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at Carson McLane

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