Earl Crawford Young
Aug. 29, 1920-Oct. 8, 2012
Earl Crawford Young, 92, died on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington. Mr. Young was born Aug. 29, 1920, in Hesperus, Colo., the son of Willis and May (Kimsey) Young.
Earl grew up on the "dryside" of La Plata county, Colo. He enlisted in the Army
Air Force and while there learned the aircraft mechanic trade. After being in the military, Earl was in Durango, Colo. and met his future wife, Betty. They got married in Aztec and they lived in Silverton, Colo. and he worked at the mines in there. They then moved to Arizona and he briefly worked at a dairy farm.
He applied for civil service work while in the Phoenix area and then became employed as an aircraft mechanic for the military for almost 30 years. When he retired, he and Betty bought some land in the Ignacio area and lived there for 30 years. They then sold that property and moved to Cedar Hill.
Earl was very gifted in working on cars and anything mechanical. He was a hardworking man and enjoyed his family time, especially during the holidays. He liked to watch bull riding, wrestling and he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by Betty Young (wife) of Aztec, Linda M. Lentz (daughter) of Albuquerque, Dale A. Young (son) of Calif., Mark McLeod (grandson) of Hermiston, Or., Travis B. McLeod (grandson) of Pendleton, OR, 4 great grandchildren, Paul Young (brother) of Percy, Ark, Roy Young (brother) of Montrose, Colo., Norma Jean Yeager (sister) of Durango, Colo. and more extended family.
He was preceded in death by his daughters, Sherry K. Young and Mary Ann Young, three brothers; two sisters; a grandson, Stephen McLeod, and one step-sister.
Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Hood Mortuary Chapel.
Burial will occur at Greenmount Cemetery in Durango.