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Yvonne Shumway Young

11/12/1948 - 09/22/2017
Service Date: 09/29/2017
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 977 E. Broadway Road, Mesa, Arizona

Yvonne Shumway Young, passed away peacefully on September 22, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona, at 68 years old.

Yvonne fought against stage IV breast cancer for over three years. She was a beautiful and loving wife, mother, and grandma. She found much joy in being with her family. She was a wonderful cook, talented seamstress, and loved spending time at properties in both New Mexico and the Aravaipa Canyon in Arizona. Yvonne managed the bookstore at Taylor Junior High for over 35 years.

She is survived by her faithful husband Nathan, her four sons: Derek Williams (Mary Ellen), Damon Williams (Renada), Zach Young (Erica), and Sam Young (Julia), and 14 grandchildren (with more on the way). Viewing will be Friday, September 29, at 9 AM, with funeral services at 10 AM, at the LDS Chapel on 977 E. Broadway Rd, Mesa, AZ 85204.


  • Chris and Mike Spiro

    Yvonne was a vibrant, dedicated wife, mother and grandmother who will be missed. We felt so lucky to be a part of her life, if only in a small way. Our deepest condolences and love go out to the Young family.

  • Toni Partridge (Harmon)

    So sorry. She had a special spirit. I was blessed to have her as a friend

  • Michelle and Tim Hampton

    Yvonne was a beautiful woman with many talents. She was a wonderful cook, I will never forget the hard work she and Nathan did when they made all the food for Erica and Zach’s rehearsal dinner and it was so delicious. Our love and prayers for the Young family.

  • Kathy Whittle Bice

    So sorry we never had the privilege of knowing her, but her sister, Marlene lives in my home town. She is a very beautiful lady whom we all love very much. Our sincerest condolences to our dear friend & all the family. Our love & prayers from Ruth Whittle, Kathy & Lee, Larry, Jeff & Cheryl, Carla & Jesse & all their families.

  • To the Young family, my heart goes out to all of you. She was a very sweet sister and always had kind words to say to anyone. My greatest memory of Yvonne is her in Primary and sharing times. She had the touch to reach for those young sweet spirits who loves it when she was leading. My heart goes out to all the family, I pray for peace for them all. Knowing that we will see her again brings Comfort to us all.

  • My heart is very sad that Yvonne Young, who is my distance relative (Shumway) , was called home to our Father. Yvonne was so easy to talk and be with. She felt like my very own sister the minute we met. Oh how I love her and her family. She was too young, very loving and fun to be around. We never know when Father calls us home but I shall be looking to find my dear sweet friend when Father calls me home. I praise the name and person, Yevonne Young truly one of the great and noble daughter of our Heavenly Father. Until we meet again good buy my special friend!!

  • Dear Nathan and family,
    How very sorry Stan and I were to hear of Yvonne’s passing. We wish we could be there and hope that knowing we are praying for your peace and well being at this sad time. Hopefully, in time, your hearts will not feel the deep loss you feel now. The Lord has a plan and eternal families are a joyful part of that great plan!
    Love and deepest condolences,
    Stan and Lucile

  • April (Angus) Bills

    Yvonne was hands down one of my favorite people. I was so blessed with loving memories of her during my junior high school years. I love her family and know she will be missed. May she find peace and rest in heaven!

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