PEGGY B. YOUNG
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YOUNG PEGGY B. YOUNG Passed away on January 24, 2014. Born December 27, 1926 in New Haven, Connecticut to Wilfred and Margaret Bussiere, she was raised by her grandmother Johanna Christina Martina Swanson Lawson and her aunt Dorothy Lawson. After graduating high school at the age of 16, Peggy married her childhood sweetheart Robert A. Young in 1943. They remained married for the next 58 years until his passing on March 22, 2001. After serving in the United States Navy in WWII, Bob entered the U.S. Air Force and together they began an Air Force life taking them to Greece, Delaware, Texas, England and Georgia before his retirement in 1970. In 1972 Peggy went to work at Robins Air Force Base as a temporary GS2. She progressed through the ranks managing special projects for the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center's Commanders. In 1988 she became the first Director of the Museum of Aviation Heritage, Exhibit and Education Center. Under her direction, the Museum of Aviation, which began with $20 in private funds, two airplanes, a 43- acre site and a great idea, grew into the priceless, "Crown Jewel of Middle Georgia." Peggy retired on July 11, 1997 at which time the Peggy B. Young Education Center was dedicated in the Century of Flight Hanger. Shortly after the passing of her beloved husband, Peggy moved to Alexandria, Virginia in 2002 to be with her daughters. She became active in the local business community, a familiar face in Old Town and Del Ray. Peggy is survived by her daughter, Deborah (Michael) Kamin; son, Michael (Cary) Young; daughter, Susan; adopted daughter, Dee (Patrick) Bartness; granddaughters, Kelly and Audrey Young, Mary Elizabeth and Anne Marie Kamin; niece, Karen (Frank) Reiter and nephews, Kenny Mickelson and Ayran Reiter. She is also survived by extended family, Peggy Burton, Mariana, Jose, Danny and Randy Santos. She was incredibly proud of her family and they gave her great joy. Peggy will be buried at Arlington Cemetery along side her husband Bob. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Peggy's name to the Museum of Aviation Foundation, PO Box 2469, Warner Robins, GA 31088; or through the museum website (museumofaviation.org).Peggy will be buried at Arlington Cemetery along side her husband Bob. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Peggy's name to the Museum of Aviation Foundation, PO Box 2469, Warner Robins, GA 31088; or through the museum website (museumofaviation.org).


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Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 2, 2014.
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February 11, 2014
Peggy you are not around but you remain captured in our hearts. You were like an angel that came and made our lives complete. You had a big heart, always doing for others but never taking credit. Letting everyone else shine . You truly are " the wind beneath my wings". I will always love and miss you greatly.
Nancy Deitcman
February 3, 2014
A delightful woman who managed to light up every day for those around her. I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to work with her. She will be missed by many, included devoted family members and close friends. In countless ways, she added immeasurably to the richness of their lives and to all whom she touched. We mourn her passing but are comforted in the knowledge that she enjoyed a fulfilled life.
Phyllis Doak
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