Nancy Walters Young
July 27, 1935- September 8, 2021
Nancy Walters Young, 86, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, in Richmond, VA from complications of Alzheimer’s.
Nancy was born on July 27, 1935, in East Stroudsburg, PA. She was the daughter of Elizabeth Dimmick Walters and Horace G. Walters. Her older brother, Ronald S. Walters, still lives in the Poconos. Nancy was married to Ronald A. Young, whom she knew growing up in East Stroudsburg and reconnected with during college, for more than 64 years.
She was very passionate about her family. She is survived by her husband Ronald; her brother Ronald (wife: Gladys); her children Rebecca E. Stack (husband: Raymond) and Mark A. Young (wife: Laurie); her grandchildren Sarah and Christopher Stack (wife: Kayla) and Alexander and Matthew Young; and her great-grandchildren Caroline and Wyatt Stack.
Nancy graduated from East Stroudsburg High School and Beaver College (now Arcadia University) in Glenside, PA. She was an elementary school teacher until both children were born and the family moved back to America from an overseas assignment with the U.S. Navy in Spain.
She was always very involved in various church activities, including choir, circle, finance, grounds, hospitality and pastoral relations, especially at King’s Grant Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach. She was also actively involved in a variety of charity and community service organizations like those that run the local Red Cross blood drives and Meals-on-Wheels. She was a lifelong member of the Pilgrim John Howland Society, one of the Mayflower societies of which her mother was the historian for many years.
To friend and stranger, Nancy was a genuinely kind, warm and engaging person. She liked to go on long walks with family and friends. Weekends in the fall at the Peaks of Otter in the Blue Ridge Mountains with friends from the church were get-togethers she looked forward to going on year-after-year.
The immediate family is gathering soon in Pennsylvania. A memorial service is still in the planning stages. In lieu of flowers, your thoughtful prayers for Nancy and the many happy memories of her and how she touched all of us are appreciated.