Georgienna M. Young, 81, of Skaneateles, N.Y., died on June 25, 2015.
Born on May 20, 1934 in Truxton, N.Y., she was the daughter of Charles and Hessel Murray. She graduated from Truxton High School and Cortland State University with a degree in education
Married for 61 years to Kenneth E. Young, she was the mother of five children and grandmother of 12. Known to many as Gina, she and her husband built a dairy farm they acquired in 1960 into a thriving enterprise now known as Twin Birch Dairy.
She was a devoted mother and grandmother, who lavished her love on her family and friends. Known for her beauty, grace and generous spirit, she loved to bake, garden and keep a welcoming home. She loved the simple things in life — sitting on her porch watching the comings-and-goings of the farm, deer grazing in the field and her flowers growing.
Gina loved to travel, play golf and bridge and go to the theater. She was a pillar of the Owasco Reformed Church and was active in Skaneateles Ambulance Volunteer Emergency Services (SAVES), Meals on Wheels and other organizations.
She is survived by her five children: Dirk Young (Karen) of Skaneateles, N.Y.; Dariel Curren (William) of Roxbury, Conn.; Georgia Davala (George) of Wilton, Conn.; Kenneth Young II of Skaneateles, N.Y.; and Lisa McGlynn (Steve) of Skaneateles, N.Y.
In addition, she is survived by 12 grandchildren and her brother Daniel Murray of Seneca Falls. She is pre-deceased by her parents and two siblings: Charles Murray Jr. and Barbara Kinney
Calling hours will be held at the Owasco Reformed Church on Monday, June 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. The memorial service will be held at the Owasco Reformed Church on Tuesday, June 30 at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Owasco Reformed Church or SAVES. To send condolences visit robertdgrayfuneralhome.com.