Frederick Paul Young, 80, of Idyllwild, Calif., a former Baker County resident, died Feb. 2, 2008, at his home of complications from cancer.
His memorial service will be at 1 p.m. March 8 in the Silver Pine Lodge at Idyllwild.
Paul was born on June 2, 1927, at Butte, Mont., to Frederick Young and Laura Ackerman Young. He spent his childhood years at Sumpter where his great-grandfather served as the first postmaster in 1874. He treasured those years and throughout his life kept in contact with his many childhood friends.
Paul attended Baker High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1945, serving in the Pacific Theater. He worked for American Standard at Torrance, Calif., for 34 years before retiring at Idyllwild, Calif., in 1985 with his wife, Marion.
He was an active member of his community, always willing to help others, his family said. He is mourned by his many friends. He was devoted to his family and received great satisfaction from his time spent with them.
Survivors include his wife, Marion; daughter, Sandra Germain of Riverside, Calif.; a son, Chris Young, and his wife, Susan of Marino Valley, Calif.; stepson, Jerry Jones, and his wife, Kim of San Diego; stepdaughter, Jennifer Chadwick, and her husband Ewing of Williams, Ariz.; his brother, Gordon Young, sister, Louise Van Schoonhoven, and her husband, John, all of Cove; brother-in-law, Charles Gildersleeve of Spokane, Wash.; four grandchildren; a stepgrandson; two great-grandchildren; and five nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and sister, Kay Gildersleeve.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ramona VNA and Hospice, 890 W. Stetson Ave., Suite A, Hemet, CA 92543.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 6, 2008
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor