Mary Young

Mary Dunlap Young, 83, of Caldwell, passed away Tuesday May 2, 2017. A time of visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center in Bryan. A funeral service honoring her life is set for 11 a.m., Friday, May 5, also at Callaway-Jones, with Certified Celebrant Dawn Lee Wakefield officiating, with a reception immediately following in the Pecan Room.

Mary was born March 6, 1934, in Victoria, Texas, to James and Mary Dunlap. She was a member of the Daughters of American Revolution, Lions Club of Caldwell, Mensa, and she was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Caldwell.

Mary was a lifetime learner, earning a Master’s Degree in Education. She retired from many years of teaching and counseling in public education. When she wasn’t teaching, she enjoyed dancing and reading, and she will be remembered as being a strong independent woman.

Survivors include her loving husband of 66 years, Roger Young of Caldwell; son, Jim Young and wife Mariann of Dearborn, MI; daughters, Patty Cleaveland and husband Everett of Pasadena, Carol Ivy and husband Danny of Pasadena; grandchildren, Annabelle Young, Emily Young and fiancé Peter Warren, Adrienne Young and husband Jeff Bozell, Jason Brown and wife Perla, Adam Ivy and fiancé Katherine Pumphrey, Erin Hennington and husband Jake; and great grandchildren, Jacob Bozell, Brianna, Jason Jr., and Alyssa Brown, Alexis Ivy, Madelyn Hennington and Bryson Pumphrey; as well as many other loving relatives and friends.


  1. Such a sad day…..she was “Ms. Young” to me and I feel like I’d known her all my life. I admired her strength and her wisdom and her love for her family. She offered me good advice on many occasions. I wish I had told her how comforting that advice was and how much I respected her. I’d like to think that in some way she knew that. I will miss her.

    Please know that she loved you all very much!

    With deepest sympathy,
    Susan LeBon

  2. Mary and Roger were two of the first people that I met when I moved to Texas. They were friends of my sister, Jana, and when I say “friends” – I mean the bend over backwards, do anything for you kind of friends. Few and far between are people like them and I feel blessed to have met them. I send my love and prayers to you Roger. Thank you for all you’ve done for us.

    Andy Ostergrant

  3. It’s so sad to hear that Mrs. Young passed away so suddenly. She’ll be greatly missed but I know that she is now watching over us all from heaven.

  4. Patty I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a very special woman and no doubt she will be missed. She was an inspiration. God bless you and your family through this difficult time.

  5. Patty, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers thoughts to you and your family.

  6. Patty, I pray comfort and peace for your family throughout this time and beyond. I know your mom was amazing because of your loving kindness among other traits. Love and hugs

  7. Patty,

    Please know that you are in my thoughts and my heart at this time.

    My deepest sympathy, and my love.

  8. Heaven received a Spirited Loving Angel this week. Carol your mother was one of a kind and truly loved by all. May her smile and strong spirit live in all of you and bless the grandchildren she has left behind. She was a special lady to many. May you find peace knowing she lived a truly wonderful life.

  9. I am so sad to hear that Ms. Mary passed away. She always had a kind word for everyone. Mary was a very special lady and a good friend. Her sense of humor made many difficult times pass much easier. I had the pleasure of working and learning from her and Mary was always a great inspiration, friend and confidant. I pray God bless you and your family during this extremely sad time. Heaven has gained a glorious angel.

    Much love,
    Renee’ & Mark Johnson
    Narris & Betty Braly

  10. Patty, I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words to ease the pain, so I shall keep all who grieve in my prayers asking God to pour His gifts of mercy, peace, and strength over all of you.

  11. Mary was the essence of love and caring topped with a delightful sense of humor . Our days together in Caldwell (Burleson-Milan Special Services) were happy and productive. Mary kept the workplace in smiles and counseled all of us during her time there. Thank you to her family for sharing her. Heaven just took on a little extra shine!

  12. Mary was a delightful person. I worked at Burleson-Milam Special Services with her. She was a wonderful counselor and a true friend. I offer my sincere sympathy in your loss. Mary touched many students’ lives. Her legacy lives on in those many students.

  13. Mom, I hope by now you have found Jason and the rest of your family. I miss all of you and look forward to the day we will all be together again. Love you all! Merry Christmas!

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