Gloria Waara Young, 81, of Charlotte, formerly of Farmington Hills, MI, went peacefully to be with the Lord with her daughters by her side on January 30, 2017. She was born on July 6, 1935 in Calumet, MI to the late Edward and Mary Waara.
Survivors include her husband Donald of 58 years; sons, Glen and wife Tricia of Troy, MI and Steven and wife Meaghan of Grosse Pointe Farms, MI; daughters, Lori Lawing and husband Morrie of Denver and Kim Young of Charlotte; sister, Judy Butkiewicz and 8 grandchildren, Courtney, Nathan, Catherine, Nadine, Paul, Ann Marie, Charles and Joel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Antioch Lutheran Church (Farmington Hills, MI) or Christ Church ARP (Denver, NC).
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, February 4 at Christ Church ARP (Denver, NC) with Rev. Morrie Lawing and Rev. Dean Turbeville officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private at Northlake Memorial Gardens. A private memorial reception for friends and family will be held at 1:00 February 11 at the Country Club of Detroit.
James Funeral Home is serving the family. www.jamesfuneralhomeLKN.com