She was born April 8, 1933, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Frank A. Draper and Lurine Christie Draper. She graduated from Danville High School. She was born and raised a Quaker and attended the Danville Friends Meeting. On Feb. 8, 1951, Saralu was united in marriage to Robert Alden Young.
In her work career, Saralu was the secretary for Mr. Don Eyster at National Printing and then later, when Mr. Eyster started Data Label, Saralu followed. In 1983, she began working in the Clay County Auditor's Office, and retired from that position.
Saralu was proud to be a member of the DAR, Ft. Harrison. Her other memberships included past member of the Women's Reading Club of Clay County and she currently played Euchre every Friday with Francie Stevens, Mary McCullough and Harriet Snedden. She also volunteered at the St. Vincent Clay Hospital and attended the Silver Sneakers Group at the YMCA.
She was a member of the First Christian Church and currently attended the First United Methodist Church. Saralu will be remembered as a dear friend, loving mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Luann and Jim Grey, Brazil, granddaughter Megan Grey Bayler and husband Jared, Terre Haute, two nieces Debra Draper, Plainfield, and Mary Neilson, Danville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother George Draper, husband Robert Young in 1993, and one son Bruce Young.
At her request, cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held Friday, at 7 p.m., at Lawson-Miller Chapel, with family friend and author Philip Gulley speaking. Visitation with the family will be from 5-7 p.m. Music will be provided by Steve McCullough. Burial of the ashes will be at a later date.
Saralu requested that memorial contributions be directed to the Clay County Humane Society, 8280 N. CR 125 West, Brazil, Ind., 47834.