Dorothy Tillson Young, 92, of Pinehurst passed peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at her home.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at The Village Chapel with Chaplain John Jacobs and Chaplain Ashley Smith officiating. The family will receive friends at the Chapel Hall following the service.
Mrs. Young was born in Worcester, Mass., the daughter of Mildred and David E. Tillson. A 1948 graduate of Bates College, Mrs. Young was a retired second grade school teacher from the Cumberland County Public School System in Virginia. She also taught in Naugatuck, Conn., and Dublin, Ga.
Mrs. Young was a member of The Village Chapel, where she was a Shepherd for more than 20 years. She was a member of the Chippers Club, the Pinehurst Encore Club, and a volunteer at Moore Regional Hospital for 33 years. Mrs. Young also enjoyed line dancing with the Moore County Senior Center for more than 10 years. Mrs. Young was also a member of the Pinehurst Country Club since 1977.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, Arthur Clark Young Jr., formerly of Pinehurst; and her twin brother Donald B. Tillson, formerly of Worcester, Mass.
Mrs. Young was the devoted mother of four daughters: Carole T. Young-Kleinfeld, of Wilton, Conn., Cathy Clark Ellis, of Comptche, Cali., Pamela Sue Young, of Pinehurst, and Kimberlee Young Berner, of Pinehurst. In addition, Mrs. Young leaves four beloved grandchildren, Zachary Andrew Kleinfeld, Emily Young McDaniel, Michaela Clark Ellis, and Rachel Ziegler Berner.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Village Chapel, P.O. Box 1060, Pinehurst, NC 28374, the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens Foundation, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374, or to Liberty Hospice, 300 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines, NC, 28327.
Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com
Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst.