Doreen Alys YOUNG
August 14, 1958 – August 3, 2019
Doreen Young was born August 14, 1958 in Oceanside, CA to parents Williams Charles Gutierrez and Doris Ellsworth and entered into eternal rest on August 3, 2019 at the age of 60. Doreen graduated from Akeley High School in Minnesota. She moved to the lake area in 2000. Doreen enjoyed crocheting and making doll dresses. She enjoyed being home, spending time family and her dogs. Doreen had a sense of humor, it was dark, but she definitely had a great one. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Doreen was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her partner of 37 years, Steve Johnson of Gun Barrel City, daughter Heather Hallett of LaPorte, MN, son Herb Young of Akeley, MN, granddaughter Marissa Patton and husband Greg of LaPorte, MN, grandson Jordan Hallett of LaPorte, MN, granddaughter Hailey Hallett of LaPorte, MN, grandson Nick Young of Nevis, MN, granddaughter Sophia Young of Bena, MN, brother Jeff Gutierrez and wife Nancy of Anaheim, CA, sister Michele Johnson and husband Nick of Gun Barrel City, brother Scott Gutierrez and wife Lori of Brainerd, MN, other loving family members and many more lifelong friends.
- Memorial Service Saturday, August 10, 2019
Doreen Alys YOUNG
August 9, 2019
Mom. Momma. Mommy. Mum. Lol. She was Momma. She was Mom. She was Blondie. She was a wonderful human, and a crazy mother. Her last words to me were " i love you, good night". Which i wouldnt have wanted it any other way.
I don't have a favorite memory of my mother. I have a lot of good memories and a lot of not so good, things i was taught, memories.
If i were to share something memory wise it would be this. Her rubber pancakes. Mom made some good food. Just be glad you never ate her rubber pancakes. I hope here in Texas she found the peace she was looking for. My she rest in peace now. No more sufferin' no more pain. We had alot of goofy moments. Attached is one of them.
August 8, 2019
Doreen is my mother. We were close, but sometimes not quite. I love her and always will. I got my love of children from her for sure. One of her favorite stories to tell us was from when she worked in the library at my school.
A little girl told a little boy she liked him and he told her he didn't like the smell of cow poop(she was a farm girl). The little girl was upset, but another little boy came along and said "It's ok. I like the smell of cow poop. Will you be my girlfriend?". All was well in her little world after that.
It's my favorite story my mom told.
August 7, 2019
Our hearts and prayers go out to your Family. May Doreen rest in peace and our deepest sympathy on your loss. 💗🙏
August 7, 2019
Doreen to me was so very special. I never saw her as quiet, unhappy or dwelling on her past hardships. Doreen was my Uncle Steve’s love & partner for most of my life. She helped me through many difficult times. She always made it so easy to talk to her. She always made me laugh & had me feeling tons better by the end of our conversations! She had the best sense of humor! I don’t think you could offend that woman! She loved her family with her whole heart! Her children meant everything to her and then look out....when Heather gave her Marissa I thought she would explode with happiness & love! She always treated me like blood family & my son Zach was treated as if he was her grandson! I will always & forever miss her! Rest In Peace. No more pain, no more sickness! Eternal beauty & happiness up there with our Grammy Pat!!!
August 6, 2019
So glad I got to be apart of your special family over the years and we became friends. You and I didn't spend alot of time together but the times we did will always be good memories. Wish our talks could have made a difference but I know your in a much better place with no pain and worries. Until we meet again, rest in peace my friend. ❤
August 6, 2019
Doreen was my only sister and when we were younger all you had to do was look at her different and she would start crying oh how I loved to see that cause I was mean. I remember one time we were washing dishes (I always washed she dried) and we had chicken so we took the liver and threw them on the ceiling to see how long they would stay. Well not so long the first time but the second time our mother walked in and we just hoped and prayed they stayed up till she was gone but nope down they came. Needless to say we had to wash the ceiling and then the walls as punishment. Most time she was with her friends and did not want the little sister to tag along but she did some of the most stupid stuff I learned from her what not to do. Love you till we meet again. Your daughter told me that I bet grandma doris meet you at the door and I told her probably nagging like always. You are now better off no pain no illness. There is so much more I would love to say but I need to close this so it is not a book I love you.
August 5, 2019
My sister had a tough life, still she remained a gentle soul. Doreen stayed to herself. She preferred not to deal with most peoples strife. I remember her growing up in California as a happy child. After our parents divorce Doreen got more quiet. She rarely communicated with the rest of us. She would always end the few times we talked by saying I love you. My greatest hope is that she finally finds the peace she always wanted. Good bye Doreen I love you..