Lorraine F Young

Born April 24, 1927

Lorraine Florence Young April 24, 1927 – January 5, 2012 “Well done, thou good and faithful servant” “Beloved Wife, Mother, Grammy, Friend, Teacher” Lorraine Florence Young passed away January 5, 2012 at 12:51 PM under Hospice care in Pueblo CO. Born Lorraine Florence Hurlock April 27, 1927 in Winthrop MA Grammy leaves behind her spouse of 52 years Robert Grant Young, 4 sisters – Dottie Stowe, Gloria Fitzpatrick, Sylvia Dowst, her twin Lois Crist, Son - Ronald Scott Young, Daughter – Sylvia Ann Marston, 3 grandchildren – Nathan Robert Marston, Lillian Lorraine Marston and Mikalyn Patricia Marston and her beloved Schnauzer - Scamp. Lorraine had a very fulfilling life as a Camp Counselor teaching sailing, PE Teacher, concert flutist, Suzuki Music Teacher, Wife, Mother and Grammy. She graduated from high school in 1945 from Marblehead High School. She received her BS degree from Tufts University in 1949 Majoring in Physical Education and Health and her MA degree from New York University in 1959 majoring in Music Education. While in New Jersey working for the YWCA teaching swimming to handicapped kids she met a young and up and coming engineer for Hughes Aircraft – Robert Grant Young. Bob met Lorraine on a blind date at a party in his New Jersey bachelor pad where he suggested they escape the party and listen to some of his music. Although no ill intentions were documented she did fall in love with him and his passion for Classical Music and they were married on Nov. 28, 1960 in Rochester, NH. Bob, an excellent vocalist, who at 86 still captivates an audience, serenaded Lorraine during her final moments with beautiful hymns and pieces they enjoyed over the years. Lorraine joined in a tearfully beautiful duet of Autumn Leaves which was “their song”. Love is Eternal… Shortly after marriage the young couple headed west to Torrance, California to start their life together. They soon moved to Claremont, CA and then finally to LaVerne, CA. In California she worked as PE teacher for St. Paul’s Episcopal School, where her children, Ron and Sylvia attended. She was the Director of the Claremont Community School of Music, and a Suzuki Flute teacher, and was a flutist in the Claremont Symphony while raising her two children Sylvia and Ron acting as their Girl and Cub Scout leader respectfully. Shortly after retirement they moved to Colorado Springs in 1991 where Lorraine set up shop as a private music instructor. “Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.” Her musical legacy lives on! In addition to a deep passion for music, Lorraine was a Naturalist and Traveler. She combined these two loves as she and Bob sold everything, purchased some “wheel-estate” and hit the open road. They spent over 10 years crisscrossing the US in their 40 foot motor home visiting friends, family and natural wonders. During the Winter months they settled in the southern desert of Arizona where Grammy would take long walks enjoying Jumping Chollas, Octavia, Barrel Cactus, and especially the desert wild flowers. They purchased a house near Organ Pipe National Monument in Ajo, AZ. Lorraine and Bob loved their Ajo community very much where, Lorraine directed their Church choir, enjoyed her sisters in the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, and played the Native American flute programs at Organ Pipe National Monument. In 2009 after spending a wonderful week coaching her grandchildren during a week at the Suzuki Institute in Beaver Creek CO, Lorraine was diagnosed with Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer. Never a good diagnosis, she prepared herself with the aid of her family to battle this deadly disease. After surgery, 5 months of intensive chemo therapy and the most positive disposition a human being could possibly muster – she beat it! She was cancer free. With the many doctor appointments, Bob and Lorraine relocated from Ajo to the loving community of Pueblo Regent – an independent living retirement home near their son Ron, who lives in Pueblo West and daughter Sylvia’s family who live in Morrison. Even though her physical woes continued, she was able to travel back east for a very special reunion with the Hurlock sisters. These five octogenarians roamed their old stomping grounds of Marblehead, the Hurlock family camp in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, and the Crist apple farm in Walden, New York tying on together all the memories of their lives. Thank you Lois! Just before Christmas, Lorraine was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Once again she was prepared to fight. She was not ready to give up and wanted to stay with her family and continue to live the life that she loved so much. The battle proved to be too much and Lorraine passed on with her family by her side praying, singing, and loving her. An angel to the end, always positive, loving and gracious, Lorraine joined her maker in Heaven and came face-to-face with her savior Jesus Christ. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. --John 3:16” Most importantly, Lorraine had endless love, hope and faith in God until her very last breath and is in a better place for eternity and is shining down upon us all, first flutist in the heavenly orchestra! Written by Michael and Sylvia Marston


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Lorraine F Young

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January 31, 2012

Dear Bob, Sylvia and Ron,
My thoughts are still with you, and I know I will always miss Lorraine. The CCSM recital was beautiful, and I'm pleased that that happened so quickly. Best wishes to you, and I hope when you come to California, you'll look us up at Pilgrim Place in Claremont! Love, Norma

Gloria FitzPatrick

January 17, 2012

Our Love For You Is Forever Lorraine.
You Were The Hurlock With The Special Sense Of Humor. Your Sister Gloria

Kate FitzPatrick

January 17, 2012

Dear Bob, Sylvia, Ron, grandchildren and twin Lois:

My deepest love to all of you at this time. We all love Lorraine and imagine her spirit is with us and all around us. Know that you are in our prayers to help lighten your heavy hearts if we possibly can. Lorraine was a shining light here on earth, so I am certain she is a star in heaven.

Ina Stidham

January 15, 2012

Bob and Family

We made beautiful music together. Our Lord made this possible and the joy of those times still rings in my heart. That same Lord is there for you and your family ready to comfort and guide you each and every day.

Love and deepest sympathy,
Ina Stidham

Gayle Weyers

January 13, 2012

I knew in my heart that Lorraine was leaving us. Thought of her so often. Our deepest sympathy to Bob, and Ron and Sylvia, to Lois and all of Lorraine's sisters. May her music be a lovely recollection, and may the memory of her feisty spirit give us a chuckle now and then! I loved her .... what more can I say?
Gayle Weyers, and husband Don, Ajo, AZ

January 13, 2012

Bob, Ron, Sylvia, and Family, My prayers and love go out to all. Lorraine was a special cousin to Hooky which meant special to me also. May you find strength in the wonderful memories and support from all Lorraine's friends and families.
Maggie Dean

Leslie and Buzz Woodard

January 11, 2012

Bob, Ron, and Sylvia and Family: We have been thinking of you all in this time of your loss. Reading everyone's messages over the months, it is clear that Lorraine touched many lives. I know that I will always see Lorraine, in my minds eye, with a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. She always took the time to make me feel special. I cherish the times spent with her, introducing me to the flute and in subsequent years, playing duets with me and with Brittany, talking and laughing. She showed us all how to live life fully and well. She was an inspiration to me from the time I was little and she will be sorely missed. Our hearts go out to you all and you are daily in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all!
Lots of love, Leslie and Buzz Woodard

Joel & Kelly FitzPatrick

January 11, 2012

Dear Bob, Sylvia (and family) and Ron,
We have been thinking of all of you in this time of loss. You are in our daily thoughts and prayers and we hope that the wonderful memories of your wife, mother and grandmother can help to bring you comfort during this difficult time. The Hurlocks are a special breed and your mom sure was one of them.
Warm hugs from Maine to you all!

Don Heitman

January 11, 2012

A woman loved and cherished by son, daughter and husband.... Lorraine you are missed terribly, be at peace, your spirit will always be a guiding light...

Ken Stowe

January 11, 2012