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Dorothy Rawlings Young, 93, Mount Sterling, Kentucky, passed away on the 7th of May, 2019, the birthday of her beloved late husband, William Nathan Young II (Nate). Dorothy was the youngest of eight children born to Tom and Nina Rawlings of Bald Eagle (Bath County), Kentucky where she grew up on the family farm. That family farm was the gathering place for Dorothy and her siblings and their children and grandchildren until her father's passing in 1973.

Dorothy graduated from high school in Owingsville, KY, and attended Transylvania College in Lexington, KY. She taught school in Camargo, KY and Bethel, KY, before she married Nate on the in October 1950. They lived in Carlisle, KY their entire married life. Their children are Bill (Paula) Young, of Durango, Colorado; and Nina Young of Belfast, Maine.

She did social work for the Kentucky Department of Human Services in Carlisle from the early 1960s until her retirement in 1981. She was active in the Presbyterian Church in Carlisle, as well as the Carlisle Women's Club. Her love of gardening showed wonderful results with flowers, herbs, flowering bushes and trees flourishing in the yard.

Dorothy moved to Mount Sterling, KY in 2000 and enjoyed creating wonderful gardens and holding parties and having family gatherings at her house there. She adored sitting on her patio watching and listening to the birds, which are plentiful on the property. Her favorite bird was the Kentucky Cardinal.

Pallbearers are Proc Blair, Clark Kissick, Taborn Kissick, Steven Bach, Arthur Salomon, and Hank Young. Honorary pallbearers are Anthony Thomas, Rob Lane, Jimmy Kissick, Jerry Atkinson and Billy Hopkins.

Visitation was held at the Carlisle Presbyterian church on Monday May 13. Following the memorial service at the church, a private service was held at the gravesite.

Donations to the , or to , is suggested in lieu of flowers.
Published in The Durango Herald on May 28, 2019
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