The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum
“Preserving the History of Law Enforcement in the Greater Cincinnati Area”
Clerk Typist Pauline Young
Pauline was born on January 30, 1935 in Portland, Tennessee to Carter and Ora West. The family relocated to Cincinnati in 1945. She attended Sands Elementary, Bloom Jr. High, Woodward High, and Central High Schools and the University of Cincinnati.
From 1969 to 1971, Pauline worked for Manpower Secretarial Services. In 1971, she took a full-time position as a legal secretary for Houston & Associates Law Firm. When the senior partner retired in 1973, she worked as a medical receptionist at Western Hills Medical Center.
On July 22, 1979, Pauline joined the Cincinnati Police Division as a Police Property Clerk in Communications Section. On September 2, 1979, she was appointed as a Clerk Typist I.
On August 17, 1980, Clerk Typist Young transferred to the Cincinnati Personnel Department. By 1999, she had also worked in the city’s Law Department and for Real Estate Services. Clerk Typist Young retired with twenty years of service to the community.
She also worked as a secretary for the Revelation Baptist Church beginning in 1982. She was appointed to the Trustee Board in 1994 and was instrumental in securing a generous donation from the Carl Lindner Family for the renovation of the church.
Clerk Typist Young died on May 16, 2020 at the age of 85.
She was predeceased by her brother, James West, and twin sister, Ailene West. She is survived by her daughters, Kimberley (Michael) Townsend and Cheryl (Darrell) McBee, and grandchildren, Charlton David, Kara Nicole, Kendall Scott, and Ashton Wilson.
A visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Spring Grove Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Entombment will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, services are private, for family only.
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