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Sylvia Viola Jennings Young

Born: September 1, 1918 - Herrickville, Pennsylvania
Married: Olon Ottis Young--May 11, 1946
Died: April 7, 2004
8th great-granddaughter of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven. (link no longer works 1/13/2013)


Children:  Sharon Sylvia Young Lee and Janice Rachel Young Glibbery
Father: George S. Jennings
Mother: Ethel Rachel Tucker Jennings
Siblings: Harvey S. Jennings, Gerald Ralph Jennings, Carlton W. Jennings, Pearl E, Jennings, Lyle G. Jennings, Lloyd Jennings and Kenneth Jennings

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Janice, Sylvia, Sharon and Olon Sylvia & Olon George Jennings Sylvia & Pearl Jennings
Janice, Sylvia, Sharon & Olon Olon & Sylvia George Jennings,
Sylvia and Sister Pearl

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Sylvia Viola (Jennings) Young



APRIL 7, 2004

YOUNG, SYLVIA V., -- Services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M., Friday, April 9, 2004 at Lagrone Funeral Chapel for Sylvia V. Young, age 85, of Roswell, New Mexico, who died peacefully in her sleep April 7, 2004 at Casa Maria Nursing Center.  She had resided at Casa Maria for nearly a year after she broke her hip in June 2003.  She loved the Casa Marie staff who daily cared for her with unstinting patience and kindness.


Dr. M. K. Rigsby of First Church of the Nazarene will officiate.  Burial will follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.


Sylvia was born on September 1, 1918, near Herrickville, Pennsylvania, to George S. Jennings and Ethel Rachel (Tucker) Jennings, the sixth of eight children: Harvey Jennings, Ralph Jennings, Carlton Jennings, Pearl Jennings, Lyle Jennings, Lloyd Jennings, and Kenneth Jennings.


She is survived by two brothers, Carlton Jennings of Tempe, Arizona, and Kenneth Jennings of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, her husband, Olon Young, currently residing in Roswell, New Mexico and her two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and George Lee of Roswell and Janice and Eric Glibbery of Las Vegas, Nevada.


Sylvia graduated from Wyalusing High School, Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, in 1937.  She married Olon Ottis Young of Vardaman, Mississippi, on May 11, 1946.  She devoted her life to her family and her church.  She taught Sunday School, as well as taught and directed Vacation Bible School.  In later years, she crocheted baby blankets for charitable distribution throughout the United States.  After creating a home for her family during the many job moves of the first fifteen years of her married life, she helped her husband establish his plumbing, heating and air conditioning business in Biglerville, Pennsylvania.


Sylvia was a lady imbued with traditional Victorian values by her great-aunt Rosie who reared her after the death of Ethel Jennings, her mother.  Sylvia endeavored to teach those ideals to her daughters. During her last days at Casa Maria when she was severely limited by Parkinson's and the accompanying senile dementia, Sylvia declared to friend and stranger alike, "I want every one to be happy."  Her customary farewell remains, "Have a good day and a good year, too!"

Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel and Crematory.    

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