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Dallas Young


1923 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
1923 ~ 2014
Dallas H. Young, Jr. passed quietly at home with his wife and children the evening of July 10, 2014.
He was born on June 6, 1923, a son of Dallas H. Young and Lucile Brady Young. He was Student Body President and was graduated from Provo High School in June 1941. His close friends and family discussed national political issues and world events during his years in high school. In December 1941, six months after Dallas graduated from high school, his future and that of his friends was forever changed.
Dallas enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. In early August 1945 he was issued orders to take a troop train of 240 Marines from Camp Le Jeune, North Carolina, to the West Coast to embark for the invasion of Japan. He was scheduled to take part in the invasion of the Island Kyushu on D-Day plus one day. His orders were canceled shortly after August 8, 1945 when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.
Shortly thereafter, he was ordered to Panama. Rhoda Vaun Call and her parents joined him in Panama in February 1946 where they were married. Upon his discharge Dallas and Rhoda Vaun returned to Provo, and he continued his education at "the BYU" and he subsequently was graduated from the University Utah School of Law. In late June 1951, he was called back to active duty in the Marine Corps for the Korean War.
Dallas was very active in community affairs. He served as Provo City Attorney for many years. He served as a Utah State Bar Examiner and was a President of the Utah County Bar Association. In the 1950s and early 1960s he served on several committees for the development of downtown Provo. He was active in the Democratic Party. He was one of the founders of Riverside Country Club. He and Dave McMullen started South Shore Farms on West Mountain in 1975.
Dallas enjoyed traveling with Rhoda Vaun and their friends, loved being at his fruit farm on West Mountain, enjoyed playing golf at Riverside, and afterward enjoyed dinner and dancing with Rhoda Vaun and with his close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters Miriam Sorensen, and Molly Hall Nyman. He is survived by his wife, Rhoda Vaun Call Young, his brother, Le Grande Young, his sister, Lillian Young Hays, and his four children, Brent Dallas Young (Janet), Sherman Call Young (Kathy), Jeannine Young, Katheryn Molnar (Tim), nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be sent online at www.bergmortuary.com.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on July 16, 2014
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