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Rindy Young

Dec 10 1949 - Jul 21 2010

Rindy "Lyrinda Lee" Young was born December 10, 1949 in Lincoln, Nebraska. She lived with her mother Dorothy in the beautiful mountain town of Estes Park, Colorado where she was an active volunteer in the community, especially at the local library and nursing home. She also enjoyed her hobby of knitting hats for stuffed animals and collecting celebrity autographs. In 1992, she moved to Plano to live with her twin sister Lyn Asbury for a few years. Subsequently, she spent many happy years just a few blocks from her sister's home, as a resident of a woman's group home; sponsored by Collin County Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation (currently identified as LifePath Systems). The group home and staff provided Rindy, and five other local women with special challenges, a comfortable and loving environment that helped them to lead lives of dignity and independence. Rindy enjoyed the increased social opportunities and attended many parties and even participated in Special Olympics bowling events. She also developed skills and abilities that helped her to hold a few jobs over the years, including a stint at Starbucks. Rindy came to think of the other residents like sisters and the staff always cared for her like family. Rindy had many favorite activities, including bingo, writing stories, poems and prayers, "dinner and a movie" with Lyn, reflecting on her day in her diary, and going to church, where she was always excited to select a dollar from her coin purse to place in the offering plate. She sang along with the choir from the pews and often would grinningly note that she "outta be on Broadway!" Rindy was possessed of a surprisingly quick wit and her sense of humor brought plenty of smiles to those around her. She herself never smiled broader than when she enjoyed a Diet Coke or snuggled into bed at night and said her prayers with her childhood companion, Teddy. Rindy passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 21, 2010 with Lyn at her side. She was at home in Settler's Ridge Care Center in Celina, Texas from the first of this year. Although she only briefly resided there, Rindy was cared for lovingly. To quote one of the caregivers just a few minutes prior to her passing, ?"we all loved Rindy and to us she was already an angel. She was just waiting on her wings..." She was preceded in death by her mother Dorothy in 1992 and is survived by her father WT, sisters Sherry and Lyn, brother Jay, nieces Kim, Jodie and Kerri and nephews Scott and Kip. Rindy also leaves behind a large, extended "Texas" family that she loved as well as her own. We will all miss her so much. And He will raise you up on eagle's wings, Bear you on the breath of dawn, Make you to shine like the sun, And hold you in the palm of His Hand. "On Eagles Wings" Written by Michael Joncas. A Funeral Mass will be held at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 4, 2010, at St. Jude Catholic Church, 1515 N. Greenville Ave., Allen, Texas 75002. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to make a memorial for Rindy may please contribute to one of the following: Notre Dame School of Dallas--http://notredameschool.org/--providing a special education to students with developmental disabilities, ages 6 through 21, and helping to facilitate their integration into society. Contributions may be sent to Notre Dame School, 2018 Allen Street, Dallas, Texas 75204, attention Kay Barry, Development Office. If you want to talk to Kay, her number is 214-720-3911 or her e-mail is kbarry@notredameschool.org Please specify that your gift is in memory of Rindy Young or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital --?http://www.stjude.org/
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