YOUNG, LOIS CATHERINE WILLIAMS, educator, public administrator, consultant, poet and humanitarian.
Resident of Bellevue, Washington USA.
Survived by: daughter Catherine, son William, Jr., grandchildren Annastasia, Willow and William, III; sister Mrs. Marguerite Bradley and her husband Napolean; sister-in-law Mrs. Shakeh Young; and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family.
Born Wakeman, Ohio, March 10, 1930; parents William McKinley Williams and Leona Catherine (Woods) Williams; married William Walton Young; children Ralph, Catherine, William.
BS, NYU, 1957; MS, Hofstra University, 1962, professional diploma 1967, Ed.D. 1981; MS. Public Administration, Florida International University, 1988. Certified teacher, school supervisor, N.Y. Teacher, Copiaque (N.Y.) Public Schools, 1957-59; research associate Columbia University and Hofstra University Hempstead, N.Y., 1964-69; Teacher Half Hollow Hills Public Schools, Dix Hills, N.Y., 1970-72; Instructor Connecticut College, New London, 1972-73. Teacher, Supervisor, Reading Coordinator Hempstead (N.Y.) Public Schools 1975-85; Clinician Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 1962-1964. Teacher Trainer Amityville (N.Y.) Public Schools 1965, Hofstra University, 1982; International Reading Association, key speaker in New York, California and Caribbean Islands, 1982-1986.
Jack and Jill of America, Nassau County Chapter, N.Y. 1960-62.
President Parent Teachers Association, Uniondale, N.Y. 1962-68.
Volunteer Leader Boy Scouts America, Uniondale, 1963-65.
Board of Directors United Nations Association Miami Chapter1987-90.
Recipient, Research Grant N.Y. State-Federal [Education] Programs 1978
Laurel Wreath Awardee, Doctoral Association of N.Y. Educators, 1982;
Fellow, Florida International University, 1987.
Member: NYU Alumni Association Board of Directors, Phi Delta Kappa International and Life Member Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Author of numerous poems, short stories and memoirs.
Recent volunteer service at her residence resulted in a two-year grant to the Landscape Committee to research and refresh the outdoor gardens and plantings in celebration of world-wide Earth Day.
"I have wonderful memories of Lois. She was my friend and my sorority sister. She will be missed. We know RIP as Rest In Peace. I will refer it to Rest in Paradise because that is where Lois is now. She is in the Heavenly Paradise with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ so RIParadise my friend.
Clara A. Mims
"I?d like to express my sincere condolences at the loss of your Mother. Both her and your Dad graciously invited me into their home and extended me the hospitality that is normally reserved for family. She will be deeply missed, what an impressive woman!
May God Keep You Close,
Albert A. Bragg, Jr."
"I will always remember Mrs. Young (that's how I addressed her, always) as one of the most elegant and intelligent persons I know. She will be missed. Her spirit is free and has moved on to a higher realm. With love, Patricia Grana