Rosa Pauline Townsend Young (Pauline), age 88 of Valle Crucis, went to sleep in Jesus on Tuesday April, 26 surrounded by her loving family. Pauline was a native of Valle Crucis and the daughter of the late Roy and Rosa Townsend.
Pauline and her husband Owen would build on a romance that blossomed in an apple orchard almost 70 years ago, raising five daughters and helping to raise their grandchildren.
Pauline was a life-long member of the Valle Crucis Seventh Day Adventist Church where she served as Church Secretary and Sabbath School Superintendent for several years. Pauline was a homemaker who loved working in her vegetable and flower gardens, bird watching and mostly spending time laughing while entertaining family and friends. In her later years, she was commonly found on her laptop checking social media for news of her loved ones or Googling some new topic of interest. She is most known for her generous heart whether spoiling her grandchildren or lending a hand to a good cause.
In addition to Owen, Pauline is survived by five daughters, Yvonne Lamphier and husband Roger of Birch Run, MI, Christy Young of Butler, TN, Anita MacNeil and husband Bill of Charlotte, Joanetta Young of the home, Novella Bumgarner, and husband Brian of Foscoe; three grandchildren, Jennifer Nassaur and husband Doug of Clayton, GA, Sammy Wheatley of Mountain City, TN, Kyle Dennis of Ooltewah, TN: five great grandchildren, Monica Carlis of Blowing Rock, Michael Carlis of Bristol, TN, Ian Henson of Lansing, NC, Kynlee and Anita Dennis both of Ooltewah, TN: one great, great grandchild, Leona Carlis of Norwood, NC. In addition to her parents, Pauline was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph (Lucille), of Lenior, NC. Pauline is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews and extended family.
Pauline's family wishes to express deep gratitude to the team at Medi Home & Hospice of Boone for their compassionate care.
Graveside services will be conducted Friday afternoon, April 29 at 1:00 at the Matney Liberty Church (formerly Liberty Methodist Church) cemetery followed by a reception in the church fellowship hall. Officiating will be Pastor Don Clemons of Clarksville, TN with special music provided by Pastor Brandon Ford of the Banner Elk, Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Flowers are accepted or Memorials may be made to the Matney Liberty Church, 7121 NC-194, Banner Elk, NC 28604.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Young family.