Arlene Young, widow of Samuel Young, passes away at age 100
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Alexandria, Virginia
Arlene Leavitt Young, widow of former General Superintendent Samuel Young, passed away on Monday, June 19 in Alexandria, Virginia. She was 100.

Young was born on December 21, 1905 to Frank and Abigail Leavitt in Eliot, Maine. She graduated from Deaconess Hospital in Boston as a registered nurse in 1928 and from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1930.

She was married for 52 years to Samuel Young, who was a minister in the Church of the Nazarene. Samuel Young served as pastor, district superintendent, college president, and general superintendent. He served as general superintendent from 1948 to 1972.

Young was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Young, her brothers Hollis and Harris Leavitt, and her sister Alma Spinney.

She is survived by her brother Howard Leavitt of Eliot, Maine, her sons Donald Young of Quincy, Massachusetts, Roger Young of Lakewood, Colorado, Gordon Young of Pawley's Island, South Carolina, her daughter Lois Parrish of Alexandria, Virginia, seven grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at Newcomer's Mortuary, 11200 South Metcalf Road, Overland Park, Kansas on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. A viewing time with the family will be held at 1:00 P.M.
--Roger Young (1951 photo courtesy of Nazarene Archives)oto courtesy of Nazarene Archives)