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Pauline Young


August 16, 1932
October 18, 2018


Pauline Young, 86, of Centralia, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Centralia Manor. She was born on August 16, 1932 the daughter of Belle Thomas. She married Harold Young in 1954 in Rome, Georgia and he preceded her in death on October 10, 2004.

Survivors include loving daughters, Rebecca Thompson of Birmingham, Alabama, Marilyn Lewis and husband Jack of Centralia, Illinois, JoAnn Hinsley and husband Vance of California, and Noel Taylor and husband Wayne of Las Vegas; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren.

Along with her husband, Mrs. Young was preceded in death by her mother, Belle Thomas; and sister, Willie Mae Bonds.

Pauline was a CNA at Doctor’s Nursing Home in Salem where she was able to share her compassionate heart with her patients. She was an avid reader enjoying the excitement of a good book and she also made beautiful creations with crochet. Pauline’s most cherished memories were of raising her family and watching them grow into adults she was so very proud of.

Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia is in charge of arrangements. Celebration of life services will be held privately by the family. Memorials may be made in Pauline’s honor to the Centralia Manor Activity Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home. Online condolences and memories of Pauline may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.