Obituary for Pauline Quesenberry Lyons

Pauline Quesenberry Lyons, 89, of Pulaski VA, passed away on Monday morning, December 23, 2019 at Pulaski Health and Rehab in Pulaski. She was born on June 6, 1930 in Pulaski, and was the daughter of the late James Stephen Quesenberry and Emma Geneva Funk Quesenberry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Donald Lyons, two sisters; Mildred Web, Joyce Ann Oliphantarry  and a special sister-in-law, Alma Lyons Harris.

Pauline was employed at the Pulaski YMCA from 1982 until her retirement in 2016.  She was a pillar in the community and was the “face” of the YMCA for many years.  Her tenure began in childcare and then moved to the front desk position where she greeted all the members and visitors.  Pauline was a very loving and caring person and this was evident by the many children who came back to visit her as adults; some even calling her Mom.

She is survived by her daughter, Donna L. Lyons of Bronxville, NY., sister, Naomi Whitaker, of Pulaski, brother and sister-in-law Rex Stephen Quesenberry (Debbie) also of Pulaski, a very special friend and caregiver, Andy Fitzgerald of Dublin, along with many nieces, nephews and a host of special friends.

A visitation will be held at Stevens Funeral Home in Pulaski on Friday, December 27 at 3 pm. The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, December 28, from 1:00 until 2:00 PM at Calvary Church in Dublin, with the funeral service immediately following with Rev. Don Sizemore officiating. Interment will be at Newbern Cemetery in Newbern, VA.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Pulaski YMCA, 615 Oakhurst Ave., Pulaski, VA 24301.

Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, VA.