Byron E. Young(1989-2012)

Loved Life, Lived Fast.
Byron E. Young, 23, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, of a tragic accidental fall.
He was born to Dennis and Heidi Young on July 12, 1989, in Long Beach, Calif.
Byron graduated from Klamath Union High School, class of 2007. He later graduated from Heavy Equipment School in Eugene in 2008 and attended Southern Oregon Community College in Bend, Ore.
He was employed and currently lived in Montrose, Colo., building hydroelectric power plants for Riverside Company of Idaho. He helped build the plant on the C Canal in Klamath Falls. His real love was wildland firefighting.
Byron lived fast, just like everything he did in life. His big, goofy, free spirit and life that was full of character will always be remembered. Everything with Byron was an adventure. He loved motorcycles and was the Oregon State and Pacific Northwest Motocross Champion. He also was a national race Loretta Lynn Qualifier. He loved snowboarding and would often spend every Wednesday night and weekend on Mount Shasta with his friends and family. His mountain biking experiences in Bend and at Mountain Bike Oregon were some of the best times in his life. He was a very passionate person who loved his dogs Benson and Sable. Byron's biggest belief was in Karma.
Byron's gifts of organ donation have already saved eight other people's lives and will help over 100 more.
He is survived by his mother and father Dennis and Heidi Young, sisters Andrea and Lorene Young, and girlfriend Tiffany Butler.
Byron was loved by many and will be missed deeply.
The services will be announced at a later date.

Published in Herald And News on Nov. 27, 2012