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John Elmer "Buster" Young

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John Elmer "Buster" Young Obituary
John Elmer "Buster" Young passed away June 17th at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. He was 94.
John was one of the last of the pioneer generation that helped settle New Mexico's eastern plains. John was born in McAlister, NM, on February 20, 1915, to John and Etta Young, who arrived in New Mexico Territory in 1907.
The family operated a dry goods and grocery store and raised wheat and cattle. John graduated from McAlister High School in 1933. He helped operate the family business and care for his parents in their old age.
He was preceded in death by his father, John; his mother, Etta, and his grandparents, Harvey and Martha Sprinkle.
His mother's family came west from Pennington Gap, Virginia, to homestead first in Texas and later in New Mexico territory when it opened. His father was originally from Kentucky and also homesteaded first in east Texas and later in McAlister.
He is survived by Iris, his wife of 69 years; sons, Harvey of McAlister and John of Albuquerque; by daughters, Rita Kay Young and Cindy Faris (Bart) of Albuquerque; and by Nancy Young Wright of Tucson (Allen). He is also survived by grandchildren, Daniel and Christina Faris and Erin and Kelsey Wright and by great grandson, Micah Faris and his brother, Roy Young and his family.
John was a life long Democrat who enjoyed keeping up with world events. His favorite entertainment was watching a John Wayne Movie and he enjoyed visiting with friends and family over a piece of pie.
Services are at 10:00 am Saturday, June 20th at the House United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the McAlister Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank the volunteers of the House Fire Department, the staff of Dan C. Trigg Hospital, the many home health care workers who helped him stay at home, and the staff of Manzano del Sol Nursing Home in Albuquerque.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances to: The Jack and Dan Love Memorial Fund, Eastern New Mexico University Foundation 1500 Avenue K Portales, NM 88130.
Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home, Tucumcari, New Mexico, 575 461-3815.
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