Hershell Trent Young
March 4, 1922-December 1, 2013
Hershell Trent Young passed this life on December 1, 2013. Born to Elza and Ara Young in Lenna. Okla.
He was a long time member of The Ceres Church of Christ, and a founding member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
, Post 10293 in Ceres.
Hershell served as the Chaplain of the Post for over 20 years. He officiated services at Santa Nella National Cemetery, and also, local Cemeteries for other fallen veterans.
He was a proud veteran and served in WWII
in the U.S. Navy. Hershell earned his Purple Heart
when the USS Osprey, a minesweeper sank when clearing a pathway for the D-Day invasion. He loved to tell the adventures of his time served. While in the Navy, he married his first wife, Gladys Edwards. and their union lasted 38 years until her death. He worked for F.M.C. in Modesto for over 32 years, where he retired.
In his youth, Hershell attended Ceres schools and graduated in 1941.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Estle Ford Young. His children David and wife Cindy, daughter Arlene Carson both of Ceres. Also, his step-children, Pamela Hope and husband David, Glenn Ford and wife Jennifer, both of Hughson, and Carolyn Brown and husband Jon, of Modesto. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. He is preceeded in death by his 7 brothers, Connie, Roy, Arliss, Austin, Otheo, Ezell and Orville.
He was a great man and was loved by all.
Visitation will be on Thursday, December 5th, from 4:00-8:00 P.M. at Salas Brothers in Modesto. Services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, December 6th. Interment will be immediately following, at the Ceres Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Community Hospice or the V.F.W. Post 10293 Ceres. www.cvobituaries.com