Beverly Blynn Conrad Young(1952-2013)

Beverly Blynn Conrad Young, 61 of Panama City, Florida passed away at Gulf Coast Hospital on November 21, 2013 after a courageous battle with liver cancer. Being a breast cancer survivor she never gave up hope of defeating cancer once again to see her beloved granddaughter Olive grow into a young woman.

Blynn was born October 30, 1952 in Marianna, Florida to the late E. Bruce Conrad and Beverly Bowles Conrad. In 1970 she graduated from Marianna High School and from Chipola Junior College in 1972. She then moved to Panama City, Florida where she completed the LPN nursing program at Gulf Coast Community College.

Blynn was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend to many. Blynn had the gift of gab and her telephone was never far away from her ear.

As a child she was constantly teased about being a redhead but she got the last laugh as her hair turned a beautiful auburn in adulthood.

Blynn was an avid FSU fan, adored her cats and caring for her plants and flowers. She loved cooking for her son and his friends and teaching her granddaughter how to stir the pot.

Blynn was preceded in death by her father E. Bruce Conrad and sister Elizabeth.

Survivors include her mother, Beverly Bowles Conrad of Marianna, her son Conrad Young, her sister Karon Conrad, and granddaughter Olive Young, all of Panama City, Florida along with her brother A. Bruce Conrad of Cairo, Egypt.

Some special friends who were in nearly constant attendance of Blynn during her illness were Darleen Wilson, Debbie McVey Reeves, Julie Seay Hatcher, Nicole Chaney, Sandi Wolf, Alyce Lindsey, Byron Shumaker, and Pam Reynolds.

Blynn's sister-in-law, Jean Tawa, came half way around the world from Egypt to be with Blynn and tend to her every need and provided support for the whole family.

A golden heart stopped beating,
A beautiful smile at rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.

A memorial service is planned for December 1, 2013 at THE LITTLE VILLAGE, 2808 W. 12th St. in Panama City at 2:00 PM located behind Hunt's Oyster Bar on Beck Avenue.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Emerald Coast Hospice at 421 W. Oak Ave. Panama City, Florida 32401.
Published in Panama City News Herald on Nov. 30, 2013