Betty Lou Young passed from this life and stepped into heaven on December 26, 2020, at the age of 90. She was born April 10, 1930 to Della and Robert Milner and lived the majority of her life in Oklahoma City.
Betty married Walter Young on November 28, 1947, and they celebrated 68 years together before his passing in 2015. They were blessed with a daughter and son, and Betty also raised her sister’s two children as her own when her sister passed away at a young age.
Betty was a longtime member of Southern Hills Baptist Church where she served for many years as the church cook, also serving as the camp cook at Falls Creek. Cooking was her passion and she loved preparing food for others to enjoy. When people remember Betty, they talk about the meals she prepared for the Wednesday night suppers and especially the turkey and dressing she served at the annual Missions Banquet.
Betty loved to sing and was a member of the Southern Hills worship choir and also the senior adult choir. Even in recent years at the assisted living facility, she loved to sing during the devotional times, knowing all the verses by heart. Her singing was a testimony to the caregivers at Sommerset, as she would begin singing a chorus of Onward Christian Soldiers or Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus.
Betty and Walter loved traveling in their 5th wheel to spend time at Ridgecrest, Glorieta, the Albuquerque hot air balloon festival, Branson several times a year, and multiple weeks at Lake Tenkiller. They were avid fans of both OU football and men’s and women’s basketball and were season ticketholders for many years.
Betty is survived by a daughter, Helen Scott and husband Eddie; a son Ray Young and wife Jan; and her niece and nephew, Beth Cosper and husband Glen; and David Henry and wife Sharon; grandchildren Shawn Scott, Steve Scott and wife Jamie, Crystal Cosper, Cynda Anderson and husband Jeff, Toni Leftwich and husband Keith, and Kimberly Herring; and 10 great grandchildren. Betty is also survived by her extended family, Walter’s 2 sisters and their husbands, and 1 brother and his wife, and many nieces and nephews.
Betty was preceded in death by her loving husband Walter, her 3 sisters and 2 brothers.
Special thanks to the caring staff at Sommerset Neighborhood who took care of Betty with tremendous love and caring for 6 years; and to the Frontier Hospice nurses and staff during her final days…our family will be forever grateful.
A celebration of Betty’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2021, in the chapel at Resthaven Funeral Home. Visitation will be available on Friday, January 1, from 4-6 p.m. We know that during this time, many of you will not be able to attend the services, but it will be live streamed by Resthaven on their website.
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