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Helen Ruth Young

April 26, 1924 March 18, 2014
Helen Ruth Young
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Obituary for Helen Ruth Young
Lowell-Tims Funeral Home
Altus, Oklahoma 73521


Helen Ruth Young, age 89, of Altus, was born in Royce City, Texas on April 26, 1924, to William Lessie and Dorothy Palina (Parks) Adams and passed into the arms of her loving Heavenly Father early Tuesday morning, March 18, 2014, at Plantation Village Nursing Center, in Altus.

Mrs. Young moved to southwest Oklahoma as a child and attended Elmer School. On March 7, 1942, she married the love of her life, Lewis Edward Young, and they spent the next fifty-six wonderful years together before his death on November 5, 1998. Soon after their marriage, Lewis left for World War II. After his return from the war, they established their home in the Elmer Community where they farmed for many years. Helen was a lifelong Southside Red Devil fan that never missed a sporting event when it was possible to be there. A member of the First Assembly of God Church, where she was baptized and saved many years ago, Helen attended the Altus Church of God and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved cooking for her family and spending time with them.

Preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Kathy Scalf; four brothers, LeRoy Adams, W.L. "Dub" Adams, S.R. "Jelly" Adams and Fred Adams and one sister, Doris Allen she is survived by her children, Eddie Young and wife Brenda of Sherman, Texas, Brenda Johnson and husband Mike of Colorado Springs, Colorado; a son-in-law, Lynn Scalf of Altus, Randy Young and wife Susie of Altus and Kim Young of Altus; nine grandchildren, Scott Young and wife Deana of Sherman, Texas, Wes Young and wife Courtney of Moore, Oklahoma, Todd Young and wife Ashley of Sherman, Texas, Greg Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Trent Johnson and wife Cindy of Denver, Colorado, Shawn Scalf and wife Molly of Mustang, Oklahoma, Kevin Scalf and wife Kelly of Owasso, Oklahoma, Amanda Young and husband Chris of Altus and Cody Young and wife Natalie of Altus; eleven great grandchildren, Dennette, Meagan, Ryleigh, Peyton, Lyla, Mikaela, Kenna, CeCe, Bailey, Colby and Asher; two sisters-in-law, Edna Joyce Adams and Jimmy Wheeler along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services for Helen Young will be at 2 p.m., Friday, March 21, 2014, at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bill Estep officiating. Interment will follow at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home of Altus.

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For family and friends not able to attend the service, Lowell-Tims will provide a live web-cast of the service beginning at 1:58 p.m., Friday. Go to and click on obituaries. Then click on Helen Young. There will be a large button inviting you to join the web-cast.

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Lowell-Tims Chapel
1100 East Tamarack Road
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