September 1963 - January 2013
Our wonderful Dana Young, daughter, sister, wife, mother, cousin, aunt, Amma (Grandmother), and friend was carried away in the arms of our Savior on Friday, February 1, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital in Boise surrounded by family and friends; at the age of 49. We wish to gratefully thank the Doctors and nursing staff at St. Luke's Hospital of Boise and the National Institute of Health of Bethesda, Maryland for the outstanding care and special attention received by Dana and her family.
Dana was born September 24, 1963 in Dearborn, Michigan to Lee and Crystal Logan. She was born the middle child of three, the only girl. As a young child, her family moved to Buda, Texas. Before graduating on May 28, 1982 from Jack Hays High School in Texas, she married the love of her life Rick Young on February 27, 1982. Shortly after graduation, Dana moved to England to join her Air Force husband and begin their lives together.
Her first daughter, Kristy, was born in England in April of 1983. They spent another two years in England, traveling throughout Europe and seeing the sights. After finding out they were expecting their second child while in England, they received military orders to move to Homestead, Florida. They moved just a few months prior to Stacey's arrival in July of 1985.
They remained in Homestead Air Force Base until 1992, when Hurricane Andrew devastated the southern coast of Florida including the Air Force Base. Luckily, they were out of town heading to pick up their children who were visiting Dana's parents in Texas. They had to remain in Texas for three months, and then received orders to Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, GA.
While in Georgia for a three year period, Dana lovingly cared for her two children while her husband was sent on multiple duty assignments overseas that expanded over a year and a half. In February of 1996, Dana and her family drove across the country to their new duty station in Mountain Home, Idaho.
Dana began a career as a Case Manager with several different companies associated the Department of Health and Welfare. She loved her position and wanted nothing more than to help other people. She had the ability to connect with people and strived to help them above and beyond that which her job required.
She filled her office with pictures shortly after becoming an Amma (Grandmother) to Makenzie in January of 2005 and Faith in March of 2008. They were apples of her eye. She loved every minute she got to play/speak/cuddle with them. Even when separated, Dana took time each day to stay connected with her beloved grandchildren.
They fell in love with the area and chose to remain in Mountain Home building their dream home in preparation for retirement. In 2011, Dana fell ill with a couple different rare infections and was later diagnosed with an even rarer disease. Dana fought furiously against all odds and even became a research patient of the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Her passion for life and love of her family kept her going until she joined the angels in Heaven.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother Jane Rudzinski and father-in-law Donald Young. She leaves behind her loving husband of 31 years, Rick Young of Mountain Home,ID; her parents Lee and Crystal Logan of Buda, TX; eldest daughter and son-in-law Kristy and Kevin Cumbie and granddaughter Makenzie of Mountain Home, ID; youngest daughter and son-in-law Stacey and David Lee and granddaughter Faith of McGuire AFB, NJ; mother-in-law Donna Young of Bremerton, WA; brother Brent Logan of Buda, TX; brother and sister-in-law Drew and Karen Logan of Cedar Park, TX; Grandfather Dick Rudzinski of TX; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Celebration of life will be held Friday, February 8, 2013 at the family residence in Mountain Home, from 6-9 P. M.
When Dana went to heaven, she didn't go alone. A part of us went with her the day God took her home.
To know her, was to love her.
Published in Idaho Statesman on Feb. 6, 2013