Boyd YoungApril 2, 1930 ~ May 14, 2017 (age 87)
Boyd Young, age 87, of Bluebell, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017, at the Uintah Basin Medical Center.
He was born April 2, 1930 in Fort Duchesne to Joseph Nelson and Lillian Van Young. He served in the US Army during the end of the Korean War. He married Barbara Ellen Anderson on January 8, 1954, and she died January 24, 2010.
Boyd left school just after the fourth grade so that he could go to work to help his family. He worked in the oilfield until 1984 when he retired and quit smoking. He then was a ditch rider for about five years and a farmer for the rest of his life. He enjoyed the mountains, camping, fishing, and hunting. He was a member of the Duchesne County Cattlemen’s Association and was the recipient of the “Old Timers Award.” He loved his family – including extended family!– and had a story about each one. He was straight forward and always told it like it was.
Boyd is survived by his children, JoAnn (Earnest) Chandler, Roosevelt; Glen Young; Beverly (Shawn) Keel, both of Bluebell; grandchildren, Nancy Taylor, Christopher Taylor, Keith Young, Jason Young, Adam Young, Chelsey Keel, Kelly Keel; 10 great grandchilden 1 step-great-granddaughter; a sister, Evelyn Harmston, Maeser; and many loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Barbara, siblings, Ezelda “Dot” Hendricks, Roy, Albert, Ronnie, Clara Weiler, Katherine Knowles, Gloria Atwood, and Ellen Coop.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Hullinger Mortuary. Viewings will be held on Tuesday evening from 6 - 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m at the Mortuary.
Burial in the Altonah Cemetery with military honors presented by the Altamont American Legion and the Utah National Guard.