|Birth: ||Oct. 19, 1923|
|Death: ||Nov. 7, 2012|
Helen Ruth Barkley Young, age 89, of San Antonio, passed away November 7, 2012. Helen Ruth, known in later years as "Ruthie", was born October 19, 1923, in Bishop, TX, to George Barkley and Ernestine Magdalene Scharlach. She was born in her maternal grandparent's home, Henry A. Scharlach and Clara Martha Grebe. She grew up in Bishop and graduated from Bishop High School. She attended Baylor University and Tyler Commercial College. Ruthie was a homemaker for most of her life but worked at the Naval Base in Corpus Christi, TX, during WW II, co-owned a Hertz Rent a Car franchise and related small businesses in Lake Jackson, TX from 1963 until the mid-1970's, and worked several years at Medina Home for Children in Medina, TX.
Mrs. Young was preceded in death by her parents, when she was 16; one brother, Ray Louis Barkley, two husbands, J. Curtis Young and Victor J. Glaser, her son, Ronald Barton Young, one granddaughter, Kitteile Rieger, and one great granddaughter, Carli Selway.
Mrs. Young is survived by three daughters, Karen Young Reynolds and husband, Charles of Trophy Club, TX, Gale Young Rieger of Austin, TX, and Kina Young Anderson and husband Don of San Antonio, TX; one son, Mark Young of Dripping Springs; and one step-daughter, Pat Young Perry and husband, James of New Braunfels, TX. She is survived by one niece, Susan Barkley Hale and husband, Ronnie of Bishop, TX; 14 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held 1:00 p.m., November 17, 2012, at Garden of Memories Cemetery and Mausoleum, 3250 Fredericksburg Road, Kerrville, TX 78028.
Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, Hunter Reynolds, Chance Young and Austin Young.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 7400 Louis Pasteur Drive, Suite 200, San Antonio, TX 78229, (210) 822-6449.
George Barkley (1896 - 1940)
Ernestine M Scharlach Barkley (1897 - 1940)
Victor J Glaser (1928 - 2001)
J Curtis Young (1912 - 1984)*
Garden of Memories Cemetery
Created by: Linda Nielsen-Reynolds
Record added: Nov 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100632161