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Densie Younger

Densie Younger

April 18, 1951 - May 25, 2019     Age: 68

Densie Darcel Youn­­­­ger, 68 years of age, unexpectedly passed away after an accidental fall at her home in Fernandina Beach, FL.

Densie was preceded in death by her adored mother, Frances Louise Kennedy Younger.

Densie is survived by her spouse of 31 years, Vicky Lynn Olson (Fernandina Beach, FL), her brother Raymadier Younger (Michele) Coal City, IL, her sister Cheryl Carter (Randy) Charlotte, NC, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and father Elmo Ray Younger, Morris, IL.

Densie was born and raised in Morris, IL, and excelled in sports, leading to her earning a Bachelor of Science in Education from Illinois State University. Densie was a teacher and coach of high school health education and sports in Illinois for several years. Densie furthered her education to earn a Master of Computer Systems and Information Management, also recertified to teach in South Carolina, and later was close to acquiring her Master of Business Administration (MBA).

After moving to South Carolina, Densie became a Firefighter in North Charleston, then became the first woman Crane Operator at the Charleston Naval Shipyard and later transferred to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia. After several years as a Crane Operator, Densie took the Administrative Promotional Path and retired as the Command Evaluator at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. At her Retirement Ceremony Densie was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Award, one of the highest civilian awards earned by civilian employees who have contributed “high value” of service.

Throughout her life Densie never stopped doing the things she loved, which were coaching, refereeing, volunteering for Special Olympics and Parks and Recreation, and continuing to teach children about sports wherever she was – Illinois, Charleston, SC, Kingsland, GA, and Fernandina Beach, FL. One of her favorite charities for the past few years was volunteering for the Joy to the Children, Inc. during the Christmas Holiday in Nassau County, FL.

Densie loved life! One could often find her cheering on her favorite sports teams, biking, yoga, fitness training, and working in her beautiful yard. She loved her friends, reading, listening to music, playing online games with friends around the world, and was a wonderful cook.

Densie will be forever missed and loved by all who had the opportunity to know such a beautiful soul with her warm and infectious smile.

A “Service of Remembrance and Honor for Densie Darcel Younger” on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 2PM, located at:
New Vision Congregational Church, 96072 Chester Rd, Yulee, FL 32097

The family asks memorial contributions be made to the charity of one’s choice in Densie’s name.

9 Condolences

  • Joyce L. Truesdale Posted May 27, 2019 8:29 am

    My prayers for peace and understanding through this sad time of the loss of a dear friend and loved one. Heaven gained a bright and shining star to his kingdom. Many Happy Memories forever entwined in my heart. Densie was a loved friend of mine for many years!

  • Jules Posted May 29, 2019 1:44 pm

    We only knew Densie for a couple of years but it didn’t take long to realise how special she was – loving and caring, kind and compassionate…also feisty and so funny.

    We all miss her so much. She has a special place in our hearts and always will do…we just can’t believe that she’s gone. Thank you so much for letting us know the sad news so we can grieve the passing of such a lovely lady.

    Vicky, we’re so truly sorry for your loss. If you want to log on and just chat we’d love to do that.

    Julesville, puggin and lilychip xxx

  • Barbara Deeken Posted May 29, 2019 2:27 pm

    It was a real pleasure to have you in my life. Your smile was contagious. You touched my heat dear friend and I will remember you and your kindness always. Heaven received a shiny star when you arrived. God Bles

  • NITTAYA C JOHNSON Posted May 29, 2019 5:02 pm

    I’m in total Shock. One of the best customer that cross my path. I’m truly lost for words. Send my Prayers to her family. I’m going miss her coming in Walmart,

  • Lynn Aiello-Lees Posted June 11, 2019 4:42 pm

    I am so sorry to lose such a beautiful person. I first met Densie in one of my yoga classes. She was always a joy in my class. Densie quickly became a friend to everyone in class. She also became someone I could trust with a few things I needed advice on. She had an amazing life journey, as I read all of it. She also had someone, Vicky, who she loved very much. There were really no conversations when she, Densie, did not mention her Vicky. I will smile, sense of humor, and fierce determination. Blessings to her loved ones.Rip my friend

  • Erica Pebworth Posted June 11, 2019 6:01 pm

    It amazes me how our lives can change from one breath to the next. My sister woke up this morning with no clue that her life was about to change so drastically. With a breath she lost her partner, the love of her life, her soul mate, Densie. Now she is devastated and trying to sort through all of things that come with losing a spouse. I wish I could be there right now to hug her and and try to comfort her. We are not promised tomorrow and never know what events are going to completely change our lives. Please pray for her. Pray for peace and understanding. Pray that she is comforted in God’s love. Pray that she navigates this new chapter in her life and finds happiness again. Hold close to those you love because you never know when God will call them home. Densie had an infectious laugh and you couldn’t help but laugh with her. She lived an amazing life and was a wonderful person. I wish that I had known her better.

  • Nicole Stewart Posted June 11, 2019 9:21 pm

    Densie was such an amazing women! Her smile and laugh were infectious and will be truly missed. She was always in a great mood and made others happy by her presence. Vicky, words can’t begin to express how sorry I am for your loss, I can not image what you must be going through right now. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers!

  • Dennis Todd Posted June 13, 2019 3:44 pm

    Dee was such a wonderful neighbor. When we moved here 18 years ago, she was the first one to welcome us to the neighborhood! She was always smiling and friendly to everyone. Our prayers remain with her and Vickie.

  • Lyle and Shirley Olson Posted June 13, 2019 6:40 pm

    We were so fortunate to have had Densie as part of our family and grateful for the love and happiness she brought to Vicky’s life. Densie brightened up a room with her smile and had such a cheerful attitude and enthusiasm for life. Densie, we know that your dear mother was waiting with open arms to welcome you home. Rest in peace, our dear daughter in law.

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