William T. Young's Wife, Lucy, Dies
Date Posted: 1/14/2002 12:35:32 PM
Last Updated: 1/14/2002 3:30:31 PM

Lucy Maddox Young, whose husband, William T. Young, built Overbrook Farm near Lexington into one of the nation's leading nurseries, died Jan. 13. A Georgia native, she was 82.

The Youngs married in 1945 and moved to Lexington that year. Lucy Young assisted her husband in establishing W.T. Young Foods, which was sold to Proctor & Gamble in 1955.

Lucy Young, who participated in various social organizations, had a hand in naming some of the Overbrook horses. One of them, the Storm Cat filly Katz Me If You Can, was named after a doctor she liked. Katz Me If You Can was a graded stakes winner at Keeneland.

In addition to her husband, Young is survived by a son, William T. Young Jr., and a daughter, Lucy, whose late husband, Francois Boutin, was a leading French trainer.

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