Stanley J. Young
1930 - 2014
Stanley J. Young of Meridian, Idaho passed away peacefully at home with his wife and daughters at his side on July 3, 2014, two months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Stan was born at home in Meridian on January 18, 1930 to Thomas "Jeff" and Gladys Young and grew up in rural Meridian and Eagle. He graduated from Meridian High School in 1948 and later completed the Executive Program in Business Administration at Columbia University. Stan met Ingeborg Pfungstaedter, originally from Heidelberg Germany, in Boise in December of 1957. They were married on March 14, 1959. Stan served two years in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
then resumed his employment with Union Pacific Railroad in 1953. Stan and Inge, with their three children, moved several times during his career, living in Boise, Bend, OR, Cleveland, OH, San Francisco, CA, Kansas City, KS, Los Angeles, CA, and Portland, OR, where he was a Vice President of the railroad. During his career with Union Pacific Railroad, Stan was a member of several professional, business, civic, and social organizations.
While living in the Los Angeles area, Stan retired from the Union Pacific in 1988 and became a freight transportation consultant for Transport Technology Corp., a subsidiary of Dial Corp. Stan and Inge continued to live in Laguna Niguel, CA for a few years, then moved to Layton, UT in 1993, and eventually returned to Meridian in 1998.
Stan is survived by his wife of 55 years, Inge; son Thom Young and wife Sally of Frederick, MD; daughter Sonja Young of Long Beach, CA; daughter Stephanie Taul and husband Phil of Portland, OR; grandson Tomas Young and wife Claudia of Portland, OR; grandson Nathan Young and wife Amanda of Carlsbad, NM; granddaughter Kara Young of Frederick, MD; great-granddaughter Aleksus Young of Carlsbad, NM; great-grandson Michael Young of Carlsbad, NM; sister Beverly Brown and husband Byron of Meridian, ID; sister Agnes Pucket and husband Jim of Portland, OR; brother Theron Young and wife Doris of Boise, ID; sister Kay Grimes of Nampa, ID; and brother-in-law Ray Barkley as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Joanne Barkley, brother Doug Young, and brother-in-law Everett Grimes.
Heartfelt thanks and appreciation go to Sharon Farrell with Hearts for Hospice for all the gentle and loving care she provided.
A memorial service will be held Friday, July 11 at 11:00 a.m. at Cloverdale Funeral Home (1200 N. Cloverdale Rd.) followed by a reception.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests charitable donations be made to Hearts for Hospice and/or the
To share memories with the family please visit Stan's memorial webpage at cloverdalefuneralhome.com