- Memorial Service
- 1:00pm - Tuesday, January 12, 2016
- St. John the Divine
- 2450 River Oaks Blvd. (Map)
Houston, Texas 77019
- (713) 622-3600
Mildred Ashton Ellett Young passed away peacefully on January 6, 2016. She was born in Abilene, Texas on December 3, 1928, to Harry and Mildred Ellett. She grew up in Richmond and
Houston, and graduated from Lamar High School in 1945. She attended Southwestern University and graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1950, with a B.A. in Education.
She was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. Mildred married Howard Ennis Young on February 23, 1950 and began teaching school at Armstrong Elementary School in Dallas. In 1953, she and Howard moved to Houston, where she began a long and rewarding career in teaching. She taught in HISD, at Chapelwood Church School, The Oaks, Poe Cooperative Nursery, Briarwood School, River Oaks Baptist and Kinkaid for 38 years. She touched many young lives — and, according to many, many sweet notes — was a gift to many parents, through the years. Intuition, compassion, and teaching were her most true gifts.
Mildred is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Howard, and sister Edna Ellett Roach. She is survived by her son Cline Young and his wife, Tina; daughter Cary Young Fyfe
and husband Trey; and son Christopher Ennis Young and wife, Cindy; niece Cheryl Miller; nephew Dennis Miller; treasured grandchildren — Jennifer Young Mahlstedt and husband,
Jeffrey; Susanne Young Clermont and husband, Johnny; and Jim Young and wife, Tara; Taylor and Jack Fyfe; and Conner Ennis and Callie Ashton Young. She also colored the lives of
beloved great-grandchildren Caden and Blakeney Mahlstedt. Mildred’s family is ever-grateful for the incredible, loving care given to “Millie/Mimi” by the
magical angels at Silverado Sugar Land.
After a private family burial, a memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at one o’clock in the afternoon in the chapel at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 2450 River Oaks Blvd. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Covenant House, Brookwood Community and St. John the Divine Episcopal Church.