In Loving Memory of

Francine Martin Youngstrom

08/24/1934 - 04/13/2014

Born August 24, 1934 in Buckhorn, Alabama

To Carrie King and Docia Francis Martin

Raised in Phenix City, Alabama

State Treasurer of Alabama Diversified Occupation (1951-1952)

Honor Student, graduated from Central High School in 1952

Married to Ralph O Youngstrom June 20, 1953

Homemaker and mother to 3 girls

Excellent seamstress who made all the girls’ clothes during their growing up years, including their wedding gowns and bridal party dresses.

Returned to workforce as tax preparer for H&R Block in January 1971

Charter Member of H&R Block Premium Office in 1988 where she worked until

Retirement in November 2013. She was an IRS Enrolled Agent since 1988 and a member of Northwest Baptist Church


Francine was predeceased by parents and younger brother, Marion LaRue Martin and is survived by her husband, Ralph O Youngstrom, of 60 years; daughters Rebecca (Ed) Lovely of Archer, Karen (Fred) Bullock of Tallahassee, and Ingrid (Jeff) James of Baton Rouge; brother Lamar (Brenda) Martin of Fort Worth, Texas, and seven grandchildren.


Funeral service will be graveside at Forest Meadows Memorial Park West on 241 in Jonesville, FL on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 1:00pm.  There will be a visitation on Wednesday evening from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Forest Meadows Funeral Home.  The family requests that donations be made in Francine’s honor to Haven Hospices E.T. York Care Center, 4200 NW 90th Blvd. Gainesville, FL  32606


Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Homes and Cemeteries, 725 NW 23rd Ave., Gainesville, FL  32609 (352)378-2528.  Please sign Francine’s online guestbook at


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5 Responses

  1. Anna R Fisher at · Reply

    I will miss our talks ,personal and tax . You were a dear friend

  2. Barbara Thoney at · Reply

    Francine was a great sounding board and a tax miracle worker. She helped me in so many ways for 20 years. Rest in peace Francine

  3. The girls at the Royal Standard Overpass at · Reply


    We wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    We love you,

    All the gals at The Royal Standard in Baton Rouge

  4. Debbie and Tom Aultman at · Reply

    We will miss you Francine. You were a valued tax advisor and a delightful person to be around. In our all years of tax preparation, I don’t think there was one time we saw a frown. You were an inspiration and will be greatly missed by many.

    Love –

    Tom and Debbie Aultman

  5. Tom, Gail, and Thomas Bullock at · Reply

    Karen, It seems your Mother will be missed by so many people. Tom remembers how your parents opened their home for his parents on several holidays. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. We know that God will be with you during these days.

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