Katherine Fuller Soule Young, 96, of Greenville, SC, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 5, 2021, surrounded by her family.
Katherine was born on January 3, 1925, in Middleboro, MA. She was a daughter of the late Albert and Alberta Soule.
One of her fondest childhood memories was the family camping trips to New Hampshire and Maine. Her adult life was characterized by faithfulness: her faithfulness to God, her marriage vows, her responsibilities, her children. She was quiet, humble, and steadfast.
After graduation from Middleboro High School in 1943, Katherine attended Bridgewater Teachers College in Bridgewater, MA, then transferred to Bob Jones College (now BJU) in Cleveland, TN, where she graduated in 1947 with a degree in elementary education. She taught at Greenville County Schools for two years, Heritage Christian School in Newport News, VA, from 1965-1970; Colonial Hills Christian School in Taylors, SC, from 1971-1986; and Hidden Treasure Christian School from 1986-2001.
Katherine was a dedicated member of Faith Baptist Church.
Her legacy will continue on with her thirteen surviving children, Tom Young (Pat) of Gray Court, Debby Caldwell (Neil) of Taylors, Rachel Campbell (Bruce) of North Dinwiddle, VA, Becky Thompson of Greenville, Sarah Jones of Easley, Lois Borders (Phil) of Greenville, Joanna Davis (Steve) of Greenville, Priscilla Marsceau (Dan) of Greer, Lydia Shirley (Bill) of Taylors, Stephen Young (Wende) of Greer, Phillip Young (Missy) of Woodruff, David Young (Gayla) of Greer, and Phebe Satterfield (James) of Gray Court. She was blessed with over 130 precious grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Also she is survived by two brothers, Charles Soule of Hingham, MA, George Soule (Janet) of Middleboro, MA, and brother-in-law, Jim Young (Dolores) of Sebring, FL.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Mark Young; two grandchildren, Amy Caldwell Bixby and Jimbo Thompson; her sister, Barbara Bigelow and her husband, Bill; two brothers, Kenneth Soule, and Bud Soule and wife, Thalia; sister-in-law, Elna Soule; sons-in-law, Jim Morgan, Nathan Jones, and Barry McCants; and former husband, and the father of their children, David P. Young Sr.
A visitation will be held Thursday, September 9, 2021, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Downtown. The service to celebrate Katherine’s life will be held Friday, September 10th at 1:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Family and friends who are unable to attend the service can view the recording by clicking on the “Watch Service” button located on the main obituary page starting on Saturday, September 11, 2021.
Flowers may be sent or memorials may be made in Katherine’s memory to Faith Baptist Church, 500 West Lee Road, Taylors, SC 29687.
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