Linna Stevenson Campbell Welsh Young

Linna Stevenson Campbell Welsh Young

Linna Stevenson Campbell Welsh Young
September 28, 1916 – February 24, 2007

Linna Young was born on September 28, 1916, in the small town of Fort Hall, Bingham County, Idaho, to her proud parents, Melton Freemont Stevenson and Agusta Freeda Lauterbach. Linna was the eldest of their two daughters. Her sister, Eva, was two years younger.

Her father, Melton, moved the Stevenson family to Long Beach, California, in the l 920’s where Linna and Eva attended school through high school. Both Linna and Eva attended UCLA, and Linna graduated with a teaching credential in 1936. She went to work in September of 1936 teaching elementary school for LAUSD. Eva joined her sister two years later, teaching physical education for the same district. Linna stayed with LAUSD for 45 years, retiring as a principal.

In retirement, Linna enjoyed her many talents and interests. She was an accomplished pianist, genealogist, photographer and painter. She was active in Kappa Delta Pi, her professional educational sorority, and the NSDAR (National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.) Linna served as registrar for Western Shores chapter for many years.

Linna joined Western Shores Chapter, NSDAR, in 1952 out of loyalty to her grandmother, Almira Osborn Stevenson, the chapter’s first chartered member in 1924, and her aunt, Ella Stevenson Knowlton.

Being a very active person and not sickly, Linna’s death was a shock to her many friends and family. She died on February 24, 2007, at the age of 90. Her burial is located at Green Hills Memorial Park, Ranchos Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, California, and the plot is Cypress Mausoleum, 59, D.


Without any direct descendants living, Linna generously left her estate to Western Shores Chapter, NSDAR, in the hopes that her monies would support the four pillars of the NSDAR: education, preservation, patriotism, and conservation. With these funds, the Western Shores Chapter, NSDAR established the Linna Young Memorial Endowed Scholarship and the Linna Young Memorial Scholarship at California State University, Long Beach. The Linna Young Memorial Endowed Scholarship intends to fund a scholarship for one needy credential, Education Administration, or Master’s student, annually. The Linna Young Memorial Scholarship supports a post-bacc student in the College of Education.

Western Shores Chapter, NSDAR is the oldest continuously operating NSDAR chapter in Long Beach, California. The chapter was organized in 1924 by the founding regent, Mrs. William S. Fackler. The first meeting was held at the Hob Nob Tea Room in Long Beach, with 56 charter members. Information on the Western Shores Chapter, NSDAR can be found here: <a href ’">

Linna Young Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Linna Young Memorial Scholarship