Ruth “Nadine” Young, age 82, of Livingston, Montana passed on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 at the Billings Clinic Hospital.
Nadine was born on December 23rd, 1937 in Livingston, Montana. She was the first born to Andrew and Ruth Elizabeth (Walden) McCarthy. Nadine attended Park County High School where she participated in the Majorettes. Following school, she married the love of her life, Maynard “Babe” Young on February 11th, 1956. They shared nearly 64 years of wedded bliss together, until Babe's passing just a month prior, on January 13th, 2020.
Nadine worked a variety of jobs. She was a candy maker at Wilcoxson's, and she catered fine dinners at the Livingston Country Club. She worked as a hostess and waitress at many local businesses. This included the Home Bakery, where she also did much of the baking, the Melody Supper Club, and Wilcoxson's Restaurant, which later became Al's Family Restaurant. She was loved and appreciated by her co-workers and many of the locals.
Nadine was exceptionally talented artistically. She spent much of her free time creating and enjoying crafts. She quilted, crocheted, painted, and sewed many family keepsakes. She owned and operated Nadine's Ceramics, where she used her talents to teach others how to create, paint, and finish their artistic pieces. She was also a certified ceramics instructor, winning many blue ribbons at the local fairs.
She was known for her cooking as well. Anytime you stopped by Nadine had an array of treats and cookies or a hot meal for ten; even if it was really just a couple of us.
Nadine, a mom, grandma, and sister, was our family glue and leader. She always had our best interest in mind, and was never shy about making sure we knew her opinion on how to proceed. She was strong of will, and in the recent loss of Babe, she had a quiet strength in her support for her family. You brought us all together mom; we will remain close as your example of family is deeply instilled in all of us. We will miss you here on earth, but are comforted by the thought of dad and you, arm in arm in Heaven, watching over us.
Nadine is survived by her children, Denise (Kevin) Hoyem of Billings, Matthew Young of Livingston, and Michael (Jo) Young of Livingston; grandchildren, Bryan (Flavia) Hoyem, Andrew Hoyem, Josh Nierstheimer, Chelsea Hildestad, Jace, Rylan and Kellan Young; great-grandchildren, Connor Steward and Aryanna Hoyem; her brother , John (Rita) McCarthy; sister, Eileen (James) Leighton; nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Nadine was preceded in death by her husband, Maynard “Babe” Young, and her parents, Andrew and Ruth McCarthy.
Franzen-Davis Funeral Home and Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements.
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