OBITUARY

Ernestine "Tina" Young

May 26, 1943February 12, 2021
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Ernestine “Tina” Young, 77, of Dallas, Texas, passed away Friday, February 12, 2021. Tina was born to her parents, Amanda and Clemente DeLeon, Sr., in Dallas, Texas on May 26, 1943. Tina graduated in 1961 from Our Lady of Good Counsel Academy in Oak Cliff. She was married to James “Jim” Young, Sr., for over 50 years, who preceded her in death in 2017. They were married at Holy Cross Catholic Church and were members of St. Pius X in Dallas, Texas.

Tina worked in a variety of office and sports related jobs. Through the years, she enjoyed countless and enduring friendships she cherished all her life. She had a passion for many hobbies. Tina was involved in macrame, ceramics, artwork, chili cookoffs, garden club and horticulture, to name a few. She and Jim also shared a love for travel, having seen so many parts of the world. Her adventures could fill a book as she and Jim enjoyed the treasures each adventure offered. In her retirement, she adored her time as a volunteer at the Dallas Arboretum. There was nothing she would not do for her beloved Arboretum, which sits on the shore of White Rock Lake.

Tina is also preceded in death by her mother and father, her older brother Clemente DeLeon, Jr. her younger brother, Eugene and a grand-daughter, Isabel. Tina is survived by her four sons: James Young, Jr., of Allen, Texas; Damian Young of Dallas, Texas; Roger Young and wife, Tracy, of Corinth, Texas; and Phillip Young and wife, Andrea, of Garland, Texas. She is also survived by her sisters, Gloria Garza (h. Manuel), Paula Diaz (h. Martin), Pam Cervantes (h. Michael) and Teresa Alfaro (h. Adam). As well, she is survived by her brothers Rudolph DeLeon (w. Fran), A.C. DeLeon (w. Jeanie) and John DeLeon (w. Elva). Incredibly special to her were her grandchildren Megan, Preston, Lauren, Casey, Jarrad, Joshua and Collin, as well as her 6 great-grandchildren. She also leaves many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Family was the energy she used to power her life. She will forever live in our hearts and in the legacy, she leaves behind.

Her final arrangements include a visitation on Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 6:00-7:30 pm, followed by a rosary, at Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home, 10501 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 10:00 am at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3030 Gus Thomasson Road, Dallas, Texas 75228.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Tina Young to the Dallas Arboretum, 8617 Garland Rd. Dallas TX 75218

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 18, 2021

  • Rosary

    Thursday, February 18, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, February 19, 2021

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Lana Hodges

February 19, 2021

Oh Tina, you will be missed. Each Friday morning, I looked forward to working at the DeGolyer house because I knew you would be there. We laughed and talked about everything from our youth, our families, our travels and your weekend escapades to local watering holes to listen to music. You shared gifts you created with the Friday morning crew: The heart shaped tea bags you hand sewed; the Christmas light bulb filled with spices; and the thank you cards printed with photographs you had taken to name a few. But on Friday, March 13, 2020 we were told to lock down the DeGolyer house due to COVID 19. That was a sad day and now even sadder with the loss of you. Carry you in my heart. Love you, Lana

Ralphana Barnes

February 19, 2021

Dear Young sons and family -
While I had not yet met Tina, I knew what a beautiful woman she was thru Molly and her friends.
Then with Phillip’s moving remembrances I learned what a lovely mother she had been while weaving the “tapestry” that became your lives.
I feel blessed to have been present at her service thru streaming, and pray God continues to bless your family always.
Prayers continue,
Ralphana Barnes

Leah Myers

February 18, 2021

Phillip your folks were always the one who took us places and did things with us kids. I can probably count for 5 Or six times she took all of us to 6 flags went around and picked us all up and then took us all home and staying with us all day or they took us to north park, always taking us somewhere I remember that about them I thought you had such cool parents . I’m sorry for your loss. .and
I wish I had the words. I send you love and to your brothers as well.

Esther Rangel

February 18, 2021

Carollyn Greene

February 18, 2021

Tina's sweet smile and happy disposition brought sunshine to all she encountered. I enjoyed working with her at the Arboretum and State Fair. I will miss her as I know many will.

Cathy Webb

February 18, 2021

What a beautiful obituary and special video of Tina, her family and friends! Such a special woman, full and life and joy. I know she will be missed so much. Sending my sympathy, love and prayers to Phillip, Andrea and all of the family.

Esther Rangel

February 18, 2021

Esther Rangel

February 18, 2021

Esther Rangel

February 18, 2021

Lollie Tompkins

February 18, 2021

Tina, Molly, Vera and I enjoyed many coffee mornings solving the world's problems, sharing family news, funny stories and supporting each other in life. Her laugh, her positive attitude and the fact that she put a piece of chocolate in her coffe will always be fond memories. Prayers to all the family. Tina will be missed. 💞🙏🏼

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