Posted by Robert Homann on Sep 13, 2017
Lucy Young was a member of our club for many years.  Ultimately, her deteriorating health situation required her to cut back on activities and so she quit coming to meetings.  She was later made an honorary member of the club.  Lucy was the owner of The Little Prospector pre-school in Apache Junction, was on the AJUSD school board and was very active in the Apache Junction community.  One of her service activities for the club was to solicit, read and evaluate Rotary college scholarship applications from AJ seniors.  She always argued that the "A" students would be well taken care of by the colleges they applied to and by scholarship donors and that Rotary scholarships should go to the "B" students with good records and potential for future growth.
A Celebration of Life Ceremony for Lucy was held on September 16 at Mountainview Funeral Home (the one formerly managed by our club member Steve Lewis).  The turnout was huge with people standing in the aisles, in the back and in an overflow room.  Five Rotarians from our club and three of their spouses attended.  The anecdotes from family and friends was light-hearted with many funny stories told. It was abundantly clear that Lucy was well-loved and well-respected. 
Donations in Lucy's memory can be made to the "Lucy Young Legacy Scholarship Fund" (Wells Fargo account number 5112667497) or to the Rotary Foundation.