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Myra Young

September 30, 1929 ~ May 12, 2020 (age 90)


Myra Tarry was born to Blanche Llewellyn and Stith Tarry on September 30th, 1929, in Clarksville, Virginia. She grew up on her grandmother's farm until attending high school in Boston, MA., where she discovered her passion for playing baseball and working at Harvard University.

Myra later relocated to Tacoma, WA where she became the first African-American to be hired by the Woolworth's department store there.

In March of 1954, Myra joined the US Marine Corps. While in the Marines she met and married Joseph Young, a fellow Marine, on April 6, 1957. Their first child was born later that same year.

After the Marines, Myra worked for the Naval Supply Center, North Island in San Diego until her retirement in 1988.

Myra travelled the world, raised a family, painted pictures, was a competitive bowler, and served her country honorably.

Myra is survived by her three children.

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Funeral Service
May 27, 2020

11:00 AM
Preferred Cremation & Burial Chapel
6406 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92115

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