OBITUARY

Helen Betty Youngblood

March 5, 1926July 25, 2018
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H. Betty Youngblood died on July 25, 2018 at her home in Centreville, Virginia, surrounded by family. Betty was 92 years old.

Betty was a dedicated wife and mother, predeceased by her husband John C. Youngblood, Sr. Betty was also predeceased by sons James Francis, Donald T., and Gary R. Youngblood.

Betty is survived by John Youngblood, Jr. (Joanie), Sandra Youngblood, and Sharon McGlone (Paul).

Betty is also survived by 10 Grandchildren and 3 Great-Grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 31, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, July 31, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 1, 2018
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, August 29, 2018
REMEMBERING

Helen Betty Youngblood

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Mike Blackburn

August 1, 2018

Betty was a gracious lady. It was my pleasure to meet her in 2009 as she represented her husband John, upon his induction into the Hall of Fame of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. On behalf of the entire NIAAA family, our collective condolences are sent to the family of Betty and John Youngblood.

Jeff Dietze

July 30, 2018

John was my mentor when I became a director of student activities in 1975. He met me after the first Northern Region meeting and told me that if I listened to him, I would be successful. He monitored me constantly, urging me to become involved in the NIAAA and was instrumental in getting me involved. Of course, we all knew Betty; she was with John at all the conferences and it was very clear who the family boss was. So many stories about Betty and John; telling them now really brings smiles to all. In the VIAAA we used to present a door prize at conferences-a bottle of Virginia Gentleman with John's signature. He was a leader, but Betty was his rock (and advisor!). She was as proud of John as John was of her; what a wonderful couple, professional yet it felt like you were talking to your neighbor when we all got together. It's really an end of a great era.

Bruce Bowen

July 30, 2018

The Virginia Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (VIAAA) sends our condolences to the Youngblood family. John was our Founding Father and first President. Betty was at his side his whole career as a coach and athletic administrator. We are so sorry to hear of her passing but are glad she is now with her beloved husband.
Bruce Bowen
VIAAA Executive Director

Dave and Donna Morgan

July 27, 2018

Betty was such a wonderful friend to all of us in the field of athletic administration. Wherever John went, Betty was there to meet his friends and colleagues and to support John in every way possible. She was kind, considerate, caring and the perfect "First Lady" during John's presidencies.
When she represented John upon his induction into the NIAAA Hall of Fame, she was so worried that she would not do his memory justice. She brought the house down, just by being the sincere person that she was. Her wit and quiet humor were evidenced when telling the story of John and his briefcase with all the plays in it from his football coaching days. She said if there was a fire, John would be sure to grab the briefcase first and then yell for her to follow. We were honored to know Betty, share good times with her and be a part of her athletic administrator family. We will miss her, but take great happiness in believing that she is now reunited with John and both of them are serving us as guardian angels.

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