Vivian Irene


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Vivian Irene Young

Jun 14 1930 - Mar 22 2009

Vivian Irene McGraw Young was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on Flag Day, June 14th, 1930. Vivian, Mom and “Tweety” as she was lovingly referred to as; passed away in the evening hours of March 22, 2009. Vivian started a late career at the Sears store in Mesquite’s Town East Mall. Her service, in the linen department, allowed her to meet people that created a lasting impression about a woman that actually cared about something long lost; customer service. Her 19 years of service at Sears created life long friends both from the customers and fellow employees. Vivian will be remembered by her friends as a “tell it like it is” woman. Her “spunkiness” and devotion to friends; will last forever. Mom, the mother of a career Dallas Police Officer, was proud of the Dallas Police Department and its Christmas toy drive. “Santa Cops” provides food and toys to the less fortunate in the City of Dallas and Mom was a longtime supporter of the program. “Tweety,” a nickname given to her by her grandson Jack Curley, became Mom’s “real” name to those around her. Throughout her 78 years of life, she had several important men in her life. Her late father Charles Cecil McGraw and her beloved brother Charles Cecil McGraw, Jr., were both dear to her heart. Charlie Young, Chuck Young, grandsons; Weston Young, Jack Curley, and great-grandson Jaydon Smith all held special places in Mom’s heart as well. A special acknowledgement must be made to her neurosurgeon, Doctor Jeffrey Cattorini and his staff. Jeff made himself available non-stop during Mom’s “adventure”. His kindness will not be forgotten. Accolades must also be given to the nursing staff at Plano Medical Center Hospital, Life Care Hospital-Plano, and the Victoria Gardens Nursing Home-Frisco. Special thanks to Juanita and Stevie, who were both there at the end of Mom’s journey. The nurses at each facility are to be applauded for their care of Mom during her struggles to overcome the difficulties attributed to her brain tumor. A private memorial will be held in Mom’s memory on March 26, 2009. Mom has been reunited with her brother, Uncle June, and will be “riding around the lake in the golf cart” for eternity. In lieu of flowers, or attendance, Mom’s memory will be best served by donating to the Dallas Police Department’s Santa Cops Program. Memoriam can be made to Santa Cops of Dallas via the Dallas Police Department, Media Relations Unit, attention Kevin Janse, 1400 South Lamar, Dallas Texas 75215. Nat and I will both miss you. We love you. Goodnight Momma.
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