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Mary C. Young

March 09, 1947 ~ December 30, 2021

Mary C. (Julich) Young, age 74, of Vero Beach, FL, died Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital in Vero Beach.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring in Maple River, IA, at the Julich homestead farm with her family.  Arrangements have been made under the direction of Millenium Cremation Service of Vero Beach.  Condolences may be shared at

Mary, the first child of John and Marian (Pille) Julich, was born on March 9, 1947. She was raised on a farm outside of Carroll, IA.  She graduated from Kuemper Catholic High School in 1965.  After high school she attended Creighton University in Omaha, NE.

She was married to Myrin Young on June 10, 1967, in Mt. Carmel, IA.  Myrin was in the Navy and they promptly moved to Norfolk, VA.  In September of 1968, their daughter, Angela, was born in Portsmouth, VA.  Mary had a zeal for history and travel.  Over the next 35 years, Myrin and Mary lived in Norfolk, Virginia twice, Waukegan, Illinois twice, Omaha, Nebraska twice, Frankfurt, Germany and Huntsville, AL.

Mary went back to college and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 1984 from the University of Maryland while in Germany.  She retired from the Army Corps of Engineers as the Chief Budget Operator for the Huntsville Division in 2007.  She prided herself on being meticulous, organized and diligent.  She also loved her job and the people she worked with.

She returned to Carroll, IA, after her mother and brother passed away and gently stepped in as matriarch, purchasing a home that was bigger than she needed, but able to host many upcoming Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, birthday, bridal, baby and Super Bowl celebrations for the family.  In 2018, she moved to Sioux City to live with her daughter, waited a year for her to retire, then together took another big adventure and moved to Florida.  She loved the “newness” of it all.

Left to celebrate Mary’s life are her daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Stephan Miller of Vero Beach, FL, her siblings and their spouses – Leo and Cassie Julich of Houston, TX, Nancy Julich of Storm Lake, IA, Helen and Tim Wempe of Breda, IA, and Joe Julich of Carroll, IA.  She touched the lives of her nieces and nephews – Chris, Tracy, Jeremy, Amy, Scott, Angela, Kim, Kelli, Ryan, Samantha, Andrea and Bobbi-Jo, their spouses and children, and many more extended family and friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Marian (Pille) and John Julich, her brother, Ray Julich, and her sister, Linda (Julich) Hoogestraat.

In lieu of flowers, raise a glass of gin and tonic and consider making a tribute/memorial donation in her name to the Halo No-Kill Rescue at  She loved her Shih-Tzu, Maya, and wanted all dogs to have a forever home.




Sandra Greenlee

January 6, 2022, 12:34 am

I’m raising my glass to you, Mary! It was such a joy working and celebrating with you. Condolences to you, Angela, and all of Mary’s family. Her infectious laugh and beautiful smile will be remembered by all.

Sandy & William Greenlee

Sharon Barber

February 22, 2022, 7:01 pm

I just heard from Margaret (Sam) Palma about Mary. I am so very sorry to hear this. When Mary started her career with the government, she was a secretary in Special Proceedures and I was the tax rep/spec. On her very first day she not only told me, but taught me..Only handle a piece of paper once;pick it up, read it, file it, or shred it… I’ve stayed in touch with her when she was in Germany which she loved;her career, her retirement and her moves. She was a character. She was always telling stories about Angela and when she became an air traffic controller . I know she will be missed.

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