September 20, 1909 ~ October 24, 2006
Eustaquia (Taka) Francis Young was born of September 20, 1909. She was the fifth of seven children born to Henry Renton and Nicolasa Banos Lisbey. The Lisbey family resided in the town of
San Ignacio, Cayo. (Belize)
Taka attended Sacred Heart School in San Ignacio and also attended Wesley School in Belize City. After finishing school in
Belize City she returned to her family in San Ignacio.
Taka was a great lover of music, and when she met Wilfred W. Young who mirrored her own love of music, they fell in love and
were united in holy matrimony on September 27, 1933. Wilfred Young already had one son, Herman, who Taka lovingly accepted
as her own. Together they had eight children: 5 boys - Godfrey, Patrick (Fish), John, Lenny (Tanico), and Jim and 3 girls: Lois, Loretta and Eleanor (Nelly).
Taka played the piano and organ often at the church of the
Nazarene in San Ignacio, and also played the mandolin fluently.
After moving to the United States, Taka remained very close to her children, as well as her sisters and sister-in-law. As a result of the many Vegas turnaround trips, Hawaiian adventures and even a visit to relatives in England, Taka, Verena, Tia Mariana and Tia Ducha were dubbed "The Golden Girls". As the last of the surviving
"Golden Girls", Taka thought often of her sisters and shared
their memories with us all.
Because of Taka's spiritual beliefs, she inspired her children
to continue in that direction. Today her children are still
practicing that tradition.
Eustaquia Young is survived by her loving sons and daughters,
20 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, and countless nieces and nephews.
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