Peggy Joyce Young

08/28/1937 — 07/21/2005

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Dutton, Alabama

Peggy Joyce Young

Peggy Young, of Richland, died July 21, 2005, following a long illness. She was 67. Peggy was born August 28, 1937, in Dutton, Alabama, to Nathan and Grace White. She was the youngest of five children and lived in Alabama until her marriage to Kenneth Young in 1958. They moved to Richland in 1959, when Kenneth returned to work at Hanford after completing his military service.

Peggy was a devoted wife, mother and friend. Peggy was also active in the community, volunteering her time at the Richland Library, the Kadlec Foundation, and the Richland Kiwanis Club.

Peggy is survived by her daughter, Debra Perez; son-in-law, Joseph Perez; and her brother and sister, Earl White of Ohio and Mildred Weeks of Alabama. She has been preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, her parents, and two brothers, James and William.

A Memorial service will be at held at Einan’s Funeral Home at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 6, 2005. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice at 2108 W. Entiat Ave., in Kennewick, WA 99336.

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  • To Peg’s family:

    Peg was my first nurse at Northwest Orthopaedics. Though she had little formal nurses training,she displayed common sense and the patients became attached to her. They often asked her for advice about medical issues and life problems.They knew she had their best interests in mind.

    She was very devoted to her husband Ken with whom she shared great times together and the apple of her eye, Deb. She often talked about them showing great feeling for them both.

    Two years ago she sponsored a Kiwanis Sign program and was very interested in the progress made, people helped as she was very interested in helping others.

    The world will miss her, I will miss her but I also know she looked forward to being with Ken again.

    Lew Zirkle

    Lewis G. Zirkle, Jr. MD
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Dear Deb and Joe:

    It was with great sadness that I learned about the passing of your mother, Peggy. I will always remember her as a gracious woman with an unfailing “glass half-full” attitude. No matter how she was feeling, she was positive and grateful. In nearly every conversation with her, she expressed joy and appreciation for you two–her precious daughter and “son.” She was so proud of you both–your accomplishments and the life you’ve built together. And, she was always grateful for the blessing you were to her life!

    She also had a passion for young people. She took great interest in the students who were selected to receive scholarship support in honor of your dad. The interest income from Kenneth Young Scholarship endowment will continue to support students as they pursue their academic and career goals. Into the future, these scholars will honor the legacy established by your dad and supported by your mom–the importance of education and its lasting positive impact on lives.

    Please accept my condolences on the loss of such a fine woman.

    My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

    LoAnn Ayers

    WSU Tri-Cities

    LoAnn Ayers
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • To Peg’s family:

    Peg was my first nurse at Northwest Orthopaedics. Though she had little formal nurses training,she displayed common sense and the patients became attached to her. They often asked her for advice about medical issues and life problems.They knew she had their best interests in mind.

    She was very devoted to her husband Ken with whom she shared great times together and the apple of her eye, Deb. She often talked about them showing great feeling for them both.

    Two years ago she sponsored a Kiwanis Sign program and was very interested in the progress made, people helped as she was very interested in helping others.

    The world will miss her, I will miss her but I also know she looked forward to being with Ken again.

    Lew Zirkle

    Lewis G. Zirkle, Jr. MD
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Dear Deb and Joe:

    It was with great sadness that I learned about the passing of your mother, Peggy. I will always remember her as a gracious woman with an unfailing “glass half-full” attitude. No matter how she was feeling, she was positive and grateful. In nearly every conversation with her, she expressed joy and appreciation for you two–her precious daughter and “son.” She was so proud of you both–your accomplishments and the life you’ve built together. And, she was always grateful for the blessing you were to her life!

    She also had a passion for young people. She took great interest in the students who were selected to receive scholarship support in honor of your dad. The interest income from Kenneth Young Scholarship endowment will continue to support students as they pursue their academic and career goals. Into the future, these scholars will honor the legacy established by your dad and supported by your mom–the importance of education and its lasting positive impact on lives.

    Please accept my condolences on the loss of such a fine woman.

    My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

    LoAnn Ayers

    WSU Tri-Cities

    LoAnn Ayers
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • She was a good friend and confidante as I grew up in Richland. I spent much time in her car as she took me home from Dad’s office. I always appreciated her ability to listen and console. My sympathies to Deb and Joe.

    Liz

    Liz Zirkle Waetzig
    November 4, 2014
    Gaithersburg, MD, US
  • We have many fond memories of Peggy and our friendship over the past 30+ years. Special memories go from quiet dinners at home, vacations at the Oregon Coast, bridge games,4th of July celebrations and league bowling. We miss her dearly; we take comfort in knowing that she is now reunited with Ken.

    John & Patricia Schuette
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US