Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Woman Headed Advertising Agency.(New Mexico & The West)(Obituary)

Byline: Andrew Webb Journal Staff Writer

Joan Crawford Young was a prominent Albuquerque businesswoman known for her generosity and keen wit.

Crawford Young died March 5 of pancreatic cancer in Austin, Texas. She was 69.

"She was fun-loving," her friend Mary Rosel said. "You were always having a ball around Joan."

Crawford Young was born July 30, 1931, in Hobbs. She received her bachelor's degree in journalism from Hardin-Simmons University, in Abilene, Texas, and her master's degree in journalism from Texas Tech University, in Lubbock, Texas.

Crawford Young moved to Albuquerque in the mid-1970s, becoming president of J. Young Advertising in 1978. …

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