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Carol was born November 24, 1941 in Fitchburg, MA to John M. and Mildred B. Smith Tait. She married Billy M. Young on May 31, 1958.
Carol was a member of Willard St. United Methodist Church and had been a member of the Postal Employees Women's Auxiliary.
Her family and friends were the highlight of her life. She also cherished her relationship with her grandson, Jonathan. She enjoyed ballroom dancing, flower gardening and watching wildlife in her backyard. Christmas time reflected her love of family and music. Her favorite singer was Andy Williams.
Carol is survived by her husband of 60 years, Billy; two sons, Kevin (Melanie) Young of Ridgefield, WA, Clark (Lynda) Young of Ottumwa; a daughter, Kelly Young of Ottumwa; a grandson, Jonathan Young of Ottumwa; and a brother, Richard Tait of Fitchburg, MA.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Cynthia Jarvi.
Her body has been cremated.
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Leila Disburg officiating.
The family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday March 15, 2019.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Taylor House in Des Moines.
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