OBITUARY

Connie Mercedes Young

September 7, 1941June 8, 2018
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Connie Mercedes Young died on June 8, 2018. Connie was born in Manila, Philippines on September 7, 1941 to Carlos and Mary Young. Thankfully, Connie and her family survived the Japanese occupation of the Philippines during World War II and were able to re-establish their lives in Atlanta, Georgia in 1946. They then moved to Dallas, Texas in 1953. Connie attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help School and graduated from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 1960. Upon graduating from Ursuline, Connie studied at the University of Montana, but returned to Texas and graduated from the University of Dallas in 1965 with a B.A. in Education. Connie briefly lived in Colorado Springs then returned to Dallas again to continue her life-long dedication to teaching. She taught at Mary Immaculate School then spent the greater part of her career teaching history at Ursuline. Her passion, professionalism, and absolute dedication to her students made her a beloved teacher for over 30 years. She also found time to complete her Masters from Southern Methodist University while she was teaching.

Connie loved to teach and travel, and often combined the two endeavors in trips to Europe and China with students sharing her invaluable historical insights. Connie also shared a love of baseball with her father, and she was a steadfast fan of the Texas Rangers.

Connie was preceded in death by her parents Carlos and Mary Young and her sister Virginia Young Stevenson. Connie is survived by her nephews Charles and Mark Stevenson and niece Lisa Stevenson. Her family would like to thank her dear friends and colleagues, her kind neighbors, and the caring healthcare professionals who helped her become a “miracle patient” over the last few years of her life.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to either of the following organizations: Ursuline Sisters Retirement Fund 353 S. Sappington Rd. St. Louis, MO, 63122 and Our Lady of Perpetual Help School 7617 Cortland Ave, Dallas, TX 75235.

A visitation will be held at Calvary Hill Funeral Home on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 6:00 to 9:00pm, with the rosary starting at 7:00pm. A funeral mass will be held at St. Monica Catholic Church on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 10:00am. Interment will follow at Calvary Hill Cemetery. A reception will also be held at Calvary Hill.

Services

  • Viewing Friday, June 22, 2018
  • Rosary Friday, June 22, 2018
  • Mass Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Connie Mercedes Young

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Mark Stevenson

June 23, 2018

My Aunt Connie was always a big part of the family,since I could walk,talk,and listen she was the nicest and sweetest,she taught me how to respect people,be caring and have faith in God,she broke the law one time in her life and got a speeding ticket for going 2 miles over speed limit,i didnt count it cause as long as I've known her she never did a bad thing to anyone and always obeyed the law,she did the right thing always which is rare these days,she will never be forgotten and always be remembered ,we loved Aunt connie(nini) and I would like to thank all of her friends and work associate's for kindness they shared!God bless always
Mark Stevenson

Jenson Reiser

June 14, 2018

I had Ms. Young for history my sophomore year at Ursuline circa 2000. On my 16th birthday I got my first cellphone ever - an old school Nokia with a very limited selection of ringtones - and snuck it into my backpack that morning. I was absolutely mortified when later that day it went off (to the tune of the Mexican Hat Dance) in Ms. Young’s class. I was always so terrified at the prospect of getting in trouble in school, so what a relief when I looked up to see Ms. Young had suddenly stopped teaching and just started dancing instead.

Cidney Ayotte

June 14, 2018

I have known Connie all of my life. We shared an aunt through marriage. Connie was the most wonderful storyteller. She entertained me with stories of her travels and the acquaintances she met along the way. Her health made her daily life a struggle but her verve never wavered!
Connie was a special aunt and loved you all like her own children. Rest in peace Connie.
Love, Cidney Cook Ayotte

Erika Bondy

June 14, 2018

Miss Young was my Theology teacher, back in 1982. I remember her as a kind, generous, and funny person. To the family, I am so sorry for your loss. Miss Young, may you rest in peace.

Michele Tschurr

June 14, 2018

Ms. Young taught be at Mary Immaculate in the 70's. She was a wonderful teacher and gentle woman. She would always tell me: I will always be "Young", she thought that was funny! She was a teacher who made a difference in her students lives. How lucky I was to have her as a teacher.
May she be at peace and may her family have comfort and joy in their memories.
Michele Tschurr
Mary Immaculate, Class of 1977

Jasmin Aldridge

June 13, 2018

Ms. Young was my World History teacher during my sophomore year at Ursuline. Over 10 years later, I can still vividly remember the ways in which she made the facts written out in the history books come to life during class. May she rest in peace and the may her family be comforted.

Angela McLean

June 13, 2018

Consuelo Mercedes Young... May you Rest In Peace and may Eternal Light Shine upon you. Thank you for your friendship from
1956 all the way to our Golden Anniversary at Ursuline Academy.
Thank you for your kindness and care especially with my sweet mother when I visited her in her latter days. Thank you for being my first roommate. You gathered energy from your work and shared your delights of traveling to China. Bless your heart ❤️.
Angela McLean

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