Mary E. Young, 72, who did secretarial work at NASA for about five years in the 1970s, died Nov. 4 at the Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie.

She had a heart attack, said her daughter Tracie E. Young .

Mary Elizabeth Johnson was a District native and had lived for the past decade in Glen Burnie, where she attended Arundel Christian Church.

Her husband of 38 years, James E. Young Sr., died in 1997. Survivors include four children, James E. Young Jr. of Jacksonville, N.C., Jacquelin Robinson of Houston, Tracie E. Young of Glen Burnie and David A. Young of the District; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

— Emily Langer