Mary Alice <I>Howard</I> Young

Mary Alice Howard Young

Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky, USA
Death 28 Apr 1999 (aged 65)
Hanover, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
Burial Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 88581034 · View Source
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She was the mother of 10 children, including my mother. She loved her children so much and her grandbabies. She was whimsically funny and did not have a whole lot, but she made up for that in love to her children. Later in life, she had Alzheimer's, which led to her passing in 1999. She was named after her mother Mary Alice Salyers Howard. She moved from Jackson to be with her brother Dexter and his wife Laurie in Ohio. She had hoped to join the Women's Army Corps, but was denied permission from her parents. All her brothers joined the army. In Ohio, she met Leman Burns and married him, then they moved to Madison, Indiana. She spent the rest of her life in Madison, away from her family in Jackson, but keeping in touch with them periodically through phone calls and letters. She was a brave and courageous woman, who fiercely loved and clinged to her children.

On a side note, in 1958, Some Came Running was filmed in Madison. They were having an autograph session downtown and Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin were signing autographs. Mary stood in line patiently and quietly awaiting her turn to get their autographs. She was 24 at the time. People were however taking advantage of her and cutting in front of her time and time again. It got so bad, that it caught Dean Martin's eye and he got up from signing autographs and went to where Mary was at in line and took her to the front of the line. They talked to her several minutes and gave just her their autographs. Dean Martin told her she was a pretty girl also at this time.

Bio by: Keith Chilton

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Alice Howard Young (27 Feb 1934–28 Apr 1999), Find a Grave Memorial no. 88581034, citing Fairmount Cemetery, Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Keith Chilton (contributor 48372574) .