Sharon Young
March 11, 1938  -  November 4, 2017

Sharon Young

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Elmwood Funeral Home
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Monday, November 6, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 PM
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Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
10:00 a.m.
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5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
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Mary Sharon Cummings Young was born in Amarillo, Texas on March 11, 1938 to parents Dee and Lillian Cummings, both deceased. She passed away November 4, 2017.

Sharon graduated from Panhandle High School in 1956. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics from Abilene Christian College in 1959 and a Master’s Degree in Education from Abilene Christian University in 1981.

While playing saxophone in the ACC band, she met Jaryl Young. Sharon and Jaryl married June 27, 1958 in Panhandle, Texas. They enjoyed many years teaching school. Their retirement years were spent antique collecting and traveling.

Sharon taught Home Economics at Floydada High School, Ralls High School and Southwestern Christian College. She taught Kindergarten at St. John’s School, Abilene Texas. She taught kindergarten at Taylor Elementary School in Abilene, Texas for 27 years, retiring in 1997.

Sharon was a member of the Texas Retired Teacher Association and the Abilene Quilters Guild. She was an avid quilter, a talented seamstress, a craft originator and an antique collector. She was a member of the Woodlawn Church of Christ. Sharon taught Bible classes for preschool students, as well as ladies Bible classes. She enjoyed creating and preparing Bible class materials and teaching aids.

Survivors include her husband, Jaryl, of Abilene, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Sharyl and Jeff Ayers of Abilene, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Gary Wideman of Burnet, Texas, granddaughters Melissa and Katy Ayers of Abilene, Texas and granddaughters Abigail and Caroline Wideman of Burnet, Texas. She is also survived by her sister, Joyce Frashier of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Elizabeth Cummings of Dallas, Texas. Additional survivors include several well-loved nieces and nephews, as well as a host of friends.

The family extends gratitude to Dr. William Shudde and the staff at Brightpointe at Lytle Lake for their consistent medical care.

Family Visitation will be Monday, November 6, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Elmwood Funeral Home. The memorial service will be Tuesday November 7, 2017, at 10:00 am at the Elmwood Funeral Home chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances be given to the Christian Service Center of Abilene, Texas or Cherokee Children’s Home, Cherokee, Texas.


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  1. Jane Devin gripp
    Amarillo, TX

  2. Sheri Clyde
    Huntsville, TX

    So sorry to hear of Mrs Young's passing May God bless and comfort Brother Young and family great family

    In Christian Love
    Sheri Clyde

  3. Roberta Leonard Janeway
    Plano, TX

    Sweet Sharon, always with an unforgettable kindness and joy as I remember her from her childhood, with bouncy long curls visiting her sister at ACU. And more than 50 years later as an adult. She has graduated to a perfectly joyous Place now! I am happy for her, and send heartfelt condolences to her loved ones still bound in our mortal coils.

  4. Tara
    Hempstead, TX

    I'm so sorry for your family's loss. May you find comfort in God's promise of a resurrection & in the many wonderful memories you made & shared together. You have my condolences. John 5:28,29

  5. Dorothy Kemp
    Abilene, TX

    Want to extend my deepest sorrow. I will remember Sharon as a good friend . Will also remember the Bible lesson, made me see things in a different light, even helped have confidence in my self to teach a Ladies class.

  6. David Sprott
    Abilene, TX

    Sharon was a sweet lady who lived her life well and in service to the Lord. I'm privileged to have known her, and I will miss her.

  7. Mac Mitchell
    Abilene, TX

    Jaryl, Carol and I send our sincere condolences to you and your family in the passing of Sharon. May peace come to you in your sorrow. Mac

  8. Garner& Alice Stamps
    Panhandle, TX

    Dear family, just learned about Sheron’s passing tonight at church. Jaryl I wish you the best, I know are griving for your wife, but God will carry you through your sad times, I will not be able to be there with you and girls ,I will be thanking and praying for you. Love from Alice and. Garner

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