Loretta Young

October 31, 1933 - November 4, 2022

Loretta Young, 89, of Groves, passed away peacefully Friday, November 4, 2022. She was born October 31, 1933, in Port Arthur, to Mildred and John W. Carlquist.

Loretta was a lifelong area resident, attended school in Port Arthur and married her high school sweetheart, Kenneth, in Lakeview Methodist Church, Port Arthur. She and her husband, as longtime members of First United Methodist Church of Groves, raised their family in the church, and she enjoyed her time singing in the choir. Although she would identify first as a homemaker, she retired from Southern Union Gas Company in 1988. She loved all things for the kitchen and enjoyed gardening, and she was no stranger to electronic and digital technology. Most of all she loved baking and made many birthday cakes for family and friends. She was a Hallmark channel movie enthusiast and a devoted viewer and patron of the QVC shopping channel. Camping with family and friends, square dancing with her husband of 71 years, and traveling were among the great joys of her life. Above all, she loved and found her greatest fulfillment spending time with her family.

Survivors include her son, Dr. Roger Young; daughters, Karin Ladewig and husband, Larry, and Brenda Young; grandchildren, Lindsay Kramer and husband, Dr. Robert Kramer; Rachel Barnes Elizondo and husband, Juan; Kristopher Barnes and wife, Shannon; and Robbie Barnes and wife, Lori; great-grandchildren, Caleb, Kaylie, and Graham Snider; Addison and Bailey Barnes; Emma and Presley Barnes; and a great-granddaughter on the way.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Theron “T.K.” Young; sister, Betty Martin; brother, John V. Carlquist; and daughter-in-law, Melissa Mayer Young.

A gathering of Mrs. Young’s family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Young’s honor to First United Methodist Church of Groves, 6501 Washington Street, Groves, Texas 77619.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • November 9, 2022
  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • November 9, 2022
  • 2:00 pm


Oak Bluff Memorial Park
  • 100, Block St, Port Neches, TX, 77651,
  • November 9, 2022

Comments (3)

    Linda buteaux says:

    I’m so sorry to hear your Mom passed away. She was a sweet lady. My dad George worked with her at the Gas Co. She also made my wedding cake. Prayers for your family.

    Linda buteaux says:

    I am sorry to hear of Mrs. Loretta passing away. Prayers to her friends and family. She was a sweet lady. My Dad worked with her at the gas company. Loretta made my wedding cake. She will be missed by many.

    Lynette Cooper says:

    Retta, you were my second momma. Thank you for all you gave to the Simonak family. You are loved more than you will ever know.

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