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Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services.  Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Melinda Reed

Melinda Reed

Office Administrator

Melinda Reed is a native Temple Texan.  She was born to  Charles Klepac and Matylda.  Married to William Richard Reed in 1983 and they have four children and seven grandchildren.  They have been in the ministry since 1983 and she is the Secretary, Treasurer and Pastor's wife of Calvary Baptist Church in Temple, Texas since 2008.  

Her pastimes include spending time with her children and grandchildren; kayaking, sewing, and reading. 

Please send email, administration queries and photos to Melinda. Thank you.




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Sabrina N. Young, CFSP

Sabrina N. Young, CFSP

U.S. Army Veteran, Owner, Director, and Embalmer

First generational Funeral Director, Embalmer, Certified Celebrant, and Funeral Insurance agent in Temple. She graduated from Warren Mott High School and University of Central Oklahoma with her Bachelor's in Mortuary Science, all of which she graduated in the top ranks of her classes. Mrs. Young served in the U.S. Army (Military Police officer) until she found her calling as a Director. 

She is the Service Officer and a Lifetime Member of the VFW Post #1820. Sabrina is a member of the Temple Chamber of Commerce, founding member of the Temple-Belton Ladies Lions Club, Charter member of Compassionate Friends-Bluebonnet chapter and serves as (CERT) community emergency response team member for Temple.  Sabrina is a Two time Past President of the South Central Texas Funeral Directors Association, Member of the TFDAs' Disaster Response team and is a Past Board Member of the State of Texas Funeral Directors Association where she also served on the Legislative, Ethics, and Membership Committees. Sabrina began her career working in Temple at other local funeral homes and was summoned by the community to start her own.  She is honored to have been chosen by the V-WISE program which helped launch her business. 

Sabrina is married to Justin E. Young and together they have five daughters; Kayla, Kelsea, Zaydriana, Valora, and Cecilia Young.  All which attend Seaton Brethren Church.  The Youngs' are very active in the community.  They hold their families and friends dear to them. 

Telephone: 1-254-401-1302

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Rick Reed

Rick Reed

Lead Funeral Director's Assistant

William Reed currently pastors Calvary Baptist Church in Temple now for thirteen years with his wife, Melinda.  He directs and teaches the Calvary Baptist Bible Institute.  For thirteen years he has traveled for the ministry of Victory Baptist Press and served at Faith Baptist Church.  Before becoming a Lead Funeral Director's Assistant Mr. Reed worked for Wilson Art.

Together they have four children and seven grandchildren.  Hobbies include roller skating, hunting, fishing, and spending time with the family.  


Larry Townsend

Larry Townsend

Funeral Assistant

Larry Townsend is a native of Copperas Cove.  He is married to the former La Verne Williams. They have three grown children, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Larry is a graduate of Baptist Bible College, Springfield, Mo.  After pastoring churches in Missouri and Texas, Larry retired from his last pastorate in 2011.  He is an active member of his local church and an active volunteer with a worldwide prison ministry.

Mr. Townsend is our grief toastmasters coordinator.  He helps those in grief talk about their journey.  Expressing proper etiquette when sharing a loss or describing a death.  He is a wonderful facilitator and we are so honored to have him as part of the Young's Daughters movement. 


Travis Burgess

Travis Burgess

Funeral Assistant

Travis Don Burgess was born in Temple, TX and graduated from Twin Cities Baptist school.

He was a member of Twin Cities Baptist Church and served as a bus captain. Travis worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 15 years. 

He is now employed with the Belton Independent school district as a crossing guard.

 Travis is a member of Calvary Baptist Church and serves as an usher, and in the music ministry.


Kayla A. Young

Kayla A. Young

Funeral Home Assistant

Kayla is the eldest daughter of Sabrina and Justin Young. She attends Connections Academy. She plans to further her education locally and contribute to the funeral home.  She is a member of the Spjst lodge 47 and was District 2 queen for 2020-2021. She enjoys arts, crafting, and her family.



Nancy Chlapek

Nancy Chlapek

Visitation Assistant

Nancy J. Chalpek, a native of Bell County, born in Temple, Texas was raised in the Seaton Community on the family farm.  She received her education at the Seaton School, Rogers High School and Temple Community College.  She began her career with USDA-Natural Recourses Conservation Services completing 31 years of service and retiring in 2001.

Nancy is married to Ace L. Chalpek of the Seaton-Ratibor Community.  They have two sons, Tim of Arlington, TX, and Paul and his spouse, Jennifer. They have three grandsons, Taylor, Josef, and Nicolas.  Nancy is a member of Seaton Brethren Church, Seaton Christians Sisters and serves on the Social and greeting committee, member of SPJST Seaton Lodge # 47 and member of Woodmen Life Lodge # 16.

Nancy is a member of Texas Czech Genealogical Society and serves on the Board of Directors of the Seaton Cemetery Association.  Her hobbies include Genealogy, journaling, decoration, and antiquing.


Savannah Perez-Villarreal

Savannah Perez-Villarreal

Family Service Advocate Level III

Se Habla Español 


Savannah was born in El Campo, Texas and was raised in Troy, Texas where she attended Troy High School.  She is bilingual in Spanish and English.  She is married to Victor and together they have three children Rita, Victor Jr, and Daniel.  Savannah also has various religious and non-religious funeral studies, holistic healing techniques while embracing different cultures and religions to help our families. 

Savannah is a very compassionate, loving, and a kind individual and will always follow through giving a personal assistant approach. 

Before Savannah became a FSA for Young's Daughters, she was a full-time caretaker for her grandmother and has gained personal experience and knowledge in helping those with End of Life transition.  She uses her skills to be supportive, setting the healing tone for the atmosphere and spiritual balance when aiding in End of Life transitioning.  She is licensed as a Death Doula and has 6 years experience with Dementia/Alzheimers.  Through her Death Doulaship she can educate families on how to overcome stress/fatigue, stages, and outcomes.

Telephone: 1-254-563-8849

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Elizabeth Hattenbach

Elizabeth Hattenbach

Family Service Advocate Level III

Elizabeth Hattenbach is a Central Texas native, born and raised in Bell County. Realizing her desire to care for others, she obtained a Certified Nursing Assistant Certification and is currently working on her Certification as a Death Doula. She now applies these subjective practices to the families she serves. Our partnerships with various Central Texas Hospices allows her to work alongside Medical Professionals to enhance the in-home and End of Life planning experience.  She is excited to inspire a positive, purposeful, and everlasting friendship to help families make sure they have a meaningful experience through; enhancing the atmosphere in the home, End of Life life coaching, facilitating the acceptance of terminal illness, caring for the caregiver, and funeral planning. 

You will see through her training's offered on our Facebook events page.  She offers emotional support & comfort classes, Advance Directive Classes, Legacy Planning, Capturing Life Tributes, and Funeral Planning.  She is also a wife and mother of four.


Stacey Hernandez

Stacey Hernandez

Family Service Advocate Level III

My name is Stacey Marie Hernandez I am  43 years old I have 3 sons ages 25, 19, 13 I have a beautiful daughter in law and 2 gorgeous granddaughters who are my world and one on the way.  My hobbies are spending time with family my handsome fiancé I love exercising, going to movies and vacationing anywhere on the beach or near the snow {I love both}. I am a christian woman with a strong faith and a passion to care for others. I was given the gift to teach while also learning in all that I do. I am passionate about my families and community. I am  able to understand how someone is feeling, knowing how to provide empathy, sympathy, compassion and love are all essential to what my job entails. 

I have worked in healthcare for over 20 years, my experiences range from medical assistant to insurance and billing, case management, skilled nursing, and hospice. 
Education:
AAS in Business management 
BA Healthcare administration, minor; Business Management
MHA Masters in Healthcare Administration, minor; business management
DHA Doctorate in Healthcare Administration  

Anna Diskin

Anna Diskin

Family Service Advocate Level II

Anna Diskin graduated from Moody High School and was previously home schooled for eight years.  She is the wife of Ben Diskin and mother of Elena and Zaylah.  

Hobbies include spending time with the family, camping, swimming, and fishing.  




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Alex Villafranca

Alex Villafranca

Family Service Advocate Level II

Alex Villafranca is native to Little-River Academy and owns BellaVilla Cremation Gardens.  She has one daughter, Autumn.  She is family oriented and believes in community service. 

At Young's Daughters she serves as a Family Service Advocate level II where she can help with pre-planning funeral arrangements for people and pets.  She captures the legacy video and finds innovative ways to celebrate or commemorate a life lived. 


Rebecca Luna

Rebecca Luna

Family Service Advocate Level II

Rebecca Luna is a lifetime resident of Temple, Texas.  She graduated from Belton High School in 1996, with honors.  She is the mother of three children.  Rebecca is very active in the Temple and surrounding communities as a social activist, fighting for victim's rights.  She is also a member of LULAC.  Rebecca is an active member of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Temple, Texas.

Her objective is to help families by listening carefully to each families wants and needs. Together, based on her experience as a Professional Funeral Counselor she will be able to accomplish the goals set together.

Rebecca is caring, and a experienced professional who understands that each family is unique and has personal request and traditions. These request and traditions are of the utmost importance to her.

Her pledge to you as your Personal Funeral Consultant is to provide information and guidance necessary to help you make the best choices for you and your family, now and in the future.


Scott Zipp

Scott Zipp

Family Service Advocate Level I

Scott Zipp, SSG (R)

Mortgage Protection, Burial and Life Insurance Agent

Notary Public & Licensed Field Underwriter

National Producer Number: 17902737

Scott has been providing financial security to people around Texas since 2016.  He believes that putting his clients first and maintaining the utmost level of professionalism on their behalf is a must that has never steered them wrong.  Scott brings the highest degree of exceptional experience to his clients by listening to their needs and working diligently with them to implement a plan that meets all their concerns.  Scott’s specialty is in Life Insurance, Funeral Planning, and Annuities.  Scott’s families would describe him as honest, helpful, and hard-working.  Scott has been married to his wife Valerie, for over two decades.  As a retired Army Veteran, he knows the meaning of duty, selflessness, and commitment.  Mr. Zipp holds a Bachelor's in Business Management from Texas A & M University-Central Texas and an Associate Degree in Business from Temple College.  Scott has been trained as a Certified Financial Planner & a Chartered Financial Analyst.  Mr. Zipp has two adult children.  Some of his passions are reading, watching movies, and meeting new people.  He enjoys spending time with his two pooches and three ferrets.  His numerous military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Five Army Commendation medals, Five Army Achievement Medals, and a General George S. Patton Distinguished Leadership Recipient. 

Telephone: 1-254-304-5544


Michael Fuller

Michael Fuller

Transportation

Michael Fuller was born in Texarkana Texas.  He graduated from Alvin High School and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety/Fire Science at Columbia Southern University.  Mr. Fuller served on active duty in both the United States Marine Corp and later in the United States Army for a total of 26 years and retired as a First Sergeant in 2017.  He enjoys helping fellow families and comrades throughout the community.  He served as a past commander after at VFW Post# 1820 and he continues to serve by assisting with special events and projects around the post.  His passion and hobbies are spending time with his wife Danielle, traveling, and living a very active lifestyle with an emphasis on cycling, running, and kayaking.

At Young's Daughters he brings a loved one, friend or comrade into the care of the funeral home. Offering sincere, empathetic and passionate service to our families.


Sheldon Mitchell

Sheldon Mitchell

Estate Planner

Sheldon Mitchell has spent most of his career as an executive in the corporate world.   After 30 plus years with corporations, Sheldon retired to Round Rock and began his second career .

“After seeing such difficulty and stress that families experience during a loss, I knew I could help relieve some of this burden ahead of time”

His calling is now to share his expertise, knowledge and programs to support families that want to “Put their House in Order” . He brings a wealth of knowledge and compassion to the community with an excellence in personal estate planning.   These essential documents are needed to keep YOUR financial house in order and we provide at NO COST to you.

  • Estate Planning Book – A book for you to record all of the vital personal and financial data
  • Wills – Details how you want your property distributed
  • A Living Will – Describes your preferences for medical care in case you are unable to make decision on your own
  • General Power of Attorney – A Power of Attorney gives someone else the legal authority to act on your behalf if you are unable to do so
  • Ability to prearrange and prefund your funeral services – Guarantee (freezes) the cost and eases the emotional and financial burden on your loved ones

Contact Sheldon today at (512) 810-1151 for your FREE Consultation to “Put Your House In Order” 


Jan Perez

Jan Perez

Her calling is now to share his expertise, knowledge and programs to support families that want to “Put their House in Order” . She brings a wealth of knowledge and compassion to the community with an excellence in personal estate planning.   These essential documents are needed to keep YOUR financial house in order and we provide at NO COST to you.

 

·         Estate Planning Book – A book for you to record all of the vital personal and financial data

·         Wills – Details how you want your property distributed

·         A Living Will – Describes your preferences for medical care in case you are unable to make decision on your own

·         General Power of Attorney – A Power of Attorney gives someone else the legal authority to act on your behalf if you are unable to do so




Bob and Sheila Haisler

Bob and Sheila Haisler

Griefshare Leaders

Greifshare is a video based bereavement class with 13 sessions held weekly on Tuesdays. We welcome everyone with loss or grief to walk together. We understand the differences but the hurt is where we come together with similarity. We want to be here for your unique loss by sharing together. There is a workbook from "mourning to joy" that we work through to help us digest the emotions and begin this new journey. 

Bob and Shelia are professional counselors and can be requested for one on one sessions. 

Telephone: 1-254-401-1302


Cassie J. Williams

Cassie J. Williams

Cassie Jones-Williams grew up in a single parent family home in a rural community in East Texas. She has been married for 31 years and has three children and one granddaughter.

Her passion is empowering people.  She joined the Military straight out of High School.  During her tenure, she served in the medical field stateside and overseas.  One of the great opportunities she had was Co-Pastoring with her husband in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  She was in the presence of people who were not like her but pursued something greater for themselves and their families, like she did.  She retired after 17 years, five of those years being on inactive duty.

She became an Ordained Minister in 2001.  In 2011, she started Omega Star Ministries; a ministry of Christian Counseling, Life Coaching and empowering women to love themselves and to allow God to love them unconditionally.  Her ministry has expanded to Bible Studies in Women’s Shelters, (Women) Dream Centers and Job Corps and occasionally encouraging women confined to prisons.

Prior to moving to Central Texas, she worked as a Chaplain for Oasis Hospice and pastored New Birth Assembly of God in Huntsville, Texas.  As a Chaplain, she provided spiritual care and visits to hospice patients as well as their families.  She provided bereavement services in the form of in-person and phone counseling and visits.  She facilitated bereavement classes in Assisted Living Centers with up to ten participants.  She coordinated Celebration of Life services for all Oasis Hospice families.  She coordinated Chaplain daily thoughts of inspiration to staff and provided staff spiritual care and training.

She holds a BS in Business Administration.  She is a Seminary graduate of Liberty University with a MA in Theological Studies, and she holds a PhD in Psychology (Biblical Model) from Dayspring Christian University.  She is a Certified Chaplain, LifeCoach, and Anger Resolution Therapist.


Ace L. Chlapek

Ace L. Chlapek

Former: Family Service Advocate Level II

Ace L. Chlapek, was a native of Bell County, he was born and raised in the Seaton-Ratibor community on the family farm. He received his education at Lost Prairie, Rogers High, Temple Junior College, Temple Commercial College and the USDA Supervisory Academy, Level I and II at Texas A&M. Employed by the USDA-Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, he served as County Executive Director in Dallas, Falls and Bell Counties, He transferred to USDA-ASCS, Texas State Office in College Station, Texas as a Program Specialist Administrative Officer, Contracting Officer, and District Director completing 33 years of service and retiring in 1997.  He had been employed in Funeral Services for the last 4 years. 

Ace married the former Nancy J. Sefick of Seaton. They have two sons, Tim of Arlington, TX and Paul with his wife Jennifer and their three sons, Taylor, Josef, and Nicolas all of Tyler, Texas. 

Ace was a member of Seaton Church, where he served as Vice President of the Board of Elders, he was a Choir Member, Song Leader and Member of Men's Brotherhood.  He was President of Seaton Cemetery Association, Secretary/Treasurer of Seaton RVOS #5, Vice President of Woodman Life Insurance, Lodge #16; Member of SPJST Lodge #47 of Seaton, Member of Texas Czech Genealogical Society; Treasurer of Bell County Friends of NRA; Life Member of the NRA; Member of Texas State Rifle Association.  His hobbies included, deer hunting, pheasant hunting, Genealogy and reading. 

Ace was instrumental in the development of Young's Daughters Funeral Home, he was a mentor to Sabrina N. Young and his handprints are honored in the front concrete entrance way.


A Brief Summary of the Chaplain Ministry of Chaplain Al Lowe

In Vietnam I was assigned to the 10th Cavalry in the 4'5 Infantry Division. As rotations happened, l became the senior enlisted soldier in the Infantry Squad and soon after was promoted to Sergeant and made the squad leader. Our AO was in the highlands to the west of Pleiku, and I remained the Infantry squad leader and in the field my entire tour in Vietnam. 

One issue that haunted me was that we did not have a Chaplain. If memory serves me correctly, I saw a Chaplain at our location — in the field! - a total of two times the entire year. I made a spiritual promise then that if ever I was in a position as a Chaplain in the military I would be a field Chaplain. Where my soldiers were, there I would be. 

After I ETSd from the army, I began working toward being a Chaplain. I received my military commission by the Army ROTC and was given a three year educational delay from Active Duty to attend Seminary. Following three years of study, I received a Master of Divinity Degree with a major in Pastoral Care & Counseling. With that Masters degree I fulfilled the educational requirement of being an Active Duty Chaplain and re-entered the Army. Several years later while on active duty, I attended Westminster Seminary earning a Doctor of Ministry degree. 

My first five assignment as a Chaplain in the Army were with combat arms divisions; and every time an element of my battalion went to the field, I WENT TO THE FIELD. I knew where they were, what their mission was and encouraged them to attain the higher goal. 

In my terminal assignment I deployed with the l3th Corps Support Command to Iraq. There I supervised subordinate Chaplains in the ministry to soldiers. As a staff officer, I petitioned sufficient money to build a chapel. For my entire deployment, I traveled Iraq visiting chaplains and soldiers in a hostile environment. 

Now as the Texas VFW State Chaplain, I visit Post and District meetings during the year, concerned with their personal welfare and having the material they need in ministry. 

As a professional, well educated and trained chaplain, I have been in Pastoral Ministry for 40+ years. I have been in combat situations and even now I continue to work to fulfill my mission of being the Chaplain who visits his soldiers. 


Our services and timelines of what to expect while we serve you 


(Days)

Meet with the Funeral Director to plan arrangements.

 ID. View, Visitation/ Wake/ Vigil

Service

You will receive a 24 hour phone call from the Funeral Director


(2 weeks)

Meet with the Funeral Service Advocate

Death Certificate(s)

PIN for Legacy Touch Keepsakes/fingerprints

Help close out accounts, change mail, notifications list

Meet with Sheldon Mitchel, to prepare and update Estate Planning

Last Will and Testament

Beneficiary Designations

Durable Power of Attorney

Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Will


(1 month-9 months)

Grief Meetings are available for you for free!

Headstone setting ceremony at cemetery and flower plans

Gravemaker for genealogy for free!

Call from Funeral Service Advocate to Discuss your Funeral Arrangements


(End of the year)

Memorial Program for Christmas

A walk to remember through our city park showcasing your loved one

Follow us on Facebook for events and ways to stay connected in grief.


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