Patricia A. (Pollock) Young was born 12/6/1920 in Oakland CA but lived her life in KS. She passed away July 8, 2019 at Brookside Retirement Community in Overbrook KS. Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Young; her sons, Richard W. Young; and Ivan A. Young, her parents, William A. and Blanche E. (Schultz) Pollock; and one sister, Jacqueline H. Renne. She is survived by sons, Charles D. Young; Jerry M. Young and wife, Susan; daughters, Patricia S. Thies and husband, Bob; Donna J. Moore and husband, Rhett. Also survived by 8 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara J. Stone; Billie D.Mundorff and husband, Milburn; many nieces and nephews; many friends; and the best neighbors ever, Scott and Lana Braddock.
Pat served her country during WWII by joining the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). Afterwards she worked as an air traffic controller in Wichita KS. Later she was employed by and retired from King Radio. Still later wanting to remain in the aviation field she was employed by McFarlane Aviation Products in Baldwin.
Some of her joys were: being with her family, flying small aircraft, the state of Kansas, babies, 40’s music, Jonathan apples, root beer floats, the color blue, Kansas Christmas, saying or singing little ditties to children, old black and white movies, K-State, reading books, crossword puzzles, her mother’s lemon meringue pie, traveling ANYWHERE in a car, getting cards and letters, lilacs, making and delivering May baskets, feeding and watching the birds, apple crisp, fresh tomatoes, and going to the library.
After cremation a Celebration of Life visitation will be held at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church 1018 Miami, Baldwin City KS. on July 20th from 2:00-4:00 in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers a tree may be planted in her memory. Memorials may be sent to the Baldwin City Library or the WASP Museum in Sweetwater, TX.
Pats story in the LJW:
“Doing her part: Baldwin City woman worked in World War II defense plants, trained for women’s flying corps”