Patricia Pipkin Young

patricia young

September 16, 1932 ~ September 23, 2006

Resided in: Asheville, NC

Asheville ~ Patricia Pipkin Young, 74, of Cedar Trail, died peacefully at the St. Joseph Campus of Mission Hospitals after a long courageous battle with cancer. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late William and Nellie Taggart Pipkin. She was a longtime volunteer with the Folk Art Center and a member of the Basilica of St. Lawrence, DM. Patricia was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and is survived by her husband of 55 years, Reginald G. "Reggie" Young; two daughters, Patty Davies of Florence Kentucky and Karen Bredbenner of Fairbanks, Alaska; three sons, Bill Young of Minneapolis, Minn., Brian Young of St. Paul, Minn., and Rob Young of Asheville; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her two half-brothers, Jerry and Stuart Clarke and her granddaughter, Janice Springer. A funeral mass will be said at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday at the Basilica of St. Lawrence, DM. Interment will follow at 12:00 noon at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:30 P.M. Tuesday at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mission Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 5363, Asheville, NC 28813-5363.

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  1. Reg and family

    I’m so very to hear of Pat’s passing. May she rest in peace and forever in our hearts.



  2. Rick and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Reg and all of the family. We know Pat had put up a good fight and now she is at peace and with God. We will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. My Dear Friend Pat,
    I didn’t know your mom, she was a beautiful lady, now I know where you get your looks from, cuz you look just like her. I bet she had just as beautiful heart that you do also. May your days be filled with beautiful thoughts of her and the life you shared with her, may God bring you the peace only He can provide in this time of your mourning.
    I didn’t know Patricia, but I know you and I give God thanks that she brought you into the world to be such a loving friend to me and to those I see you interact with daily.
    God bless you and your family and may you find peace knowing that her life brought many good things in your life.
    Love you my friend,

  4. Tiny and Family:
    We are so sorry to hear about Pat. she was an old friend and will be sorely missed.
    I am sure she will be more comfortable than in the recent past.
    We’ll think of you during the difficult times. Sorry we could not be there for the services.
    We’ll talk soon,

    Marv and Carol Fowler

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I always enjoyed going out to dinner with Pat and the Steelcase vendors. She always made me feel so comfortable. She was a special lady and I know she will be missed. God bless and comfort you all. Diana Smith

  6. We are so sorry to hear about Pat’s passing.
    We think of you guys alot. Especially when we are at the beach.
    Reg., please take care of yourself and know you can count on us if there is anything you need.
    Leo and Sandra

  7. She was a lovely, lovely person. So sorry for your loss.

    With love from old neighbors,
    The Norvells

  8. Reggie and Family: I am so sorry to hear about Pat. She was a Wonderful person. May God bless you and strengthen you all through this sad time. Love and Prayers are with each one of you. With our love.

  9. Reggie and Family,

    We were so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. She was truly a warm, wonderful lady, and we will miss her very much.

    Our prayers are with you all,

    Mitch, Gina, Lilly and Ellie Felts

  10. Reggie and Family
    David and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Pat was a wonderful woman with a heart that loved everyone. I will miss her and if you need anything just call.

  11. Reggie, you and your family are in our prayers. We pray that you’ll find peace in all the wonderful memories you have created together.

    Our love, Jerry and Nancy

  12. Pat,
    You are a dear dear friend who is suffering a great loss, for the loss of a mother is one of the hardest things we go through in our lifetime. Remember that we can never be sepeerated from those we love… because God leaves us with memories to hold and love they don’t pass away. In time, we realize that our loved one lives on… not only in a home beyond the setting sun but within our hearts.

  13. Big Reg, and Family it is with great sorrow to hear about the loss of Mrs. Young. She was a dear part of my life as well as my own mother & father. Lots of good times at the ASU games. She will be sorely missed. Our prayers & thoughts are with you Mr. Young, Rob, Sara and the rest of the family.

    Deepest Sympathy,
    Chris, Daniela, Dillon & Davis Coats

  14. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Theo and Darlene Schleider
    (former owners of Little Venice

  15. Dear Reggie and Family,
    I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathy and love to you in Pat’s passing. She was one of the dearest ladies I’ve ever met, and an absolute pleasure to work with here at the Folk Art Center. She fought the cancer so long, but with such grace. I loved her and will miss her terribly. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you!

  16. Dear Reggie & family,
    Pat was a lovely and sweet lady that I had the pleasure of meeting when she volunteered at the Folk Art Center.
    We chatted and laughed together and she spoke so often of her family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  17. Dear Young family members,
    As friends of Bill, we first met Mrs. Young at one of your family events, and we remember her as being gracious and fun-loving. This is the memory of her that we will hold. We are so sorry for your loss, and we pray that your fondest memories of your bride or mother will bring you all peace in time.

  18. Mr. Young and family,
    God Bless and comfort you through this difficult time. Mrs. Young will be greatly missed by our office.
    Lynne Worley (clerical recpt of Carolina Internal Medicine)

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