February 29, 1940 – October 8, 2007

Mommie  was the second child of George and Ethel Mae Kinchen of Franklin, Louisiana, younger sister to Arthur, older sister to Edward and Delores. Her father called her ‘Peaches.’ She was a Daddy’s girl, a tree-climber, a joyous tomboy. She grew up in Assumption Parish and attended segregated W. H. Reed High School where she ran track and played basketball. In 1956, she married Pvt. First Class Moses Raymond Young and for the next 20 years she followed her Air Force husband and lovingly shuttled the five of us from state to state and country to country. She loved talking to people, and her cheerful smile invited friendship. She was a great mimic. She used to have us in stitches telling stories about her cousins and elders. She lived her life every day with compassion and laughter and love. We miss you, Mommie. Roses


2 thoughts on “MOMMIE

  1. There is nothing like the entire family growing up in the military community. It is unique and your mother was clearly a very strong woman to keep everything together for those 20 years. Thank you for sharing her story.

  2. You’re welcome, Randstein. She was a wonderful woman, inside and out.
    Thank you for visiting.

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