Yvonne Delores Collins Young, 45, a model who had appeared in numerous Washington area fashion shows and in several movies filmed here, died of pneumonia Feb. 27 at Providence Hospital. She lived in Adelphi.
Mrs. Young was born in Greenwood, Miss. She graduated from Howard University, where she also earned a master's degree in communications. She worked as a graphic arts specialist in Oakland, Calif., and a model in San Francisco before moving to Washington in 1974.
She modeled in fashion shows sponsored by Woodward & Lothrop, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's and Garfinckel's department stores. She had appeared in several movies, including "And Justice For All," "D.C. Cab" and "Footsteps," a movie made for educational television. She was a sales representative with Mary Kay Cosmetics.
Mrs. Young was a member of the Screen Actors and the Screen Extras guilds. She also belonged to Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, where she was active with the Antioch Circle and the Shiloh Mixed Bowling League. She also was a member of Parent-Teacher associations at Cherokee Lane Elementary in Adelphi and Regina High School in Hyattsville.
Survivors include her husband, Otis B. Young Jr., a daughter, Yvette M., and a son, Otis B. III, all of Adelphi; her parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Joseph D. Collins Sr. of Port Gibson, Miss., and a sister, Loretta Argrett, and a brother, Joseph D. Collins III, both of Silver Spring.