Paulette Clara (McKeown) Youngsteadt
December 24, 1933 – May 4, 2019
Paulette was born in Berkley California to Paul and Blanche McKeown and grew up in Northern California attending the University of CAL, Berkley. She became an electronics-prototype builder and taught basic electronics to developmentally disabled adults. She met and married the love of her life Bob in Irvine California in 1981 and they enjoyed 37 years together. After living in various locations, they came here to visit her daughter and decided to move to beautiful Washington State, which they did in 1986.Bob and Paulette were both very involved in the recovery community, helping others and giving back what they had been given. Paulette was a living example of recovery, speaking in a way that touched others by her honesty and willingness to reach out; you just knew how much she cared. She would always make the newcomer feel welcome, give a loving hug and then share her experience, strength and hope. At the time of her death, Paulette had been a friend of Bill W. and Dr. Bob’s for 43 years. She loved lights and decorating for Christmas, sending over 200 cards every year to friends and family around the world. In 2010, Bob and Paulette took the trip of a lifetime; her dream trip to China. She survived by her husband Bob, son Scott Allgood (Lenore), daughter Trisha Wight (Mike), daughter Sally Armstrong (Bruce), son Rodney Allgood (Sue), stepson Scott Youngsteadt and step daughter Leslie Polizzi. 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by Gilbert the dog. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to NOAH or your favorite PBS or NPR station in her name.