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Lawrence Young

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Lawrence E. Young, 86
Funeral services for Lawrence E. Young, 86, of Portales, will be at 2:30 PM, Fri., Nov. 22, 2013, at the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Brad Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in the Portales Cemetery with Blake Turner, Cody Young, Shawn Hall, Jesse Young, Jeremy Young, Justin Young, McKenna Box, McKain Box and Shiloh Young serving as pallbearers. All of his other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, along with Bill Young, Bob Lee, Shannon Lee and John Welch and his many other friends will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Lawrence Edward Young was born Feb. 17, 1927 in McAlister, NM to the home of Annie Mae (Hadden) and William Young and died Nov. 18, 2013 at his home in Portales. He was the last survivor of a family of twelve children. Mr. Young grew up on the family ranch in McAlister. On Nov. 18, 1946, in Tucumcari, NM he was married to Maxine Kinnebrew. Together the couple reared six children, two sons and four daughters.
For several years after his marriage, Lawrence worked with his brother-in-law, Bill Scott, who was a contractor in the Tucumcari area. In 1953, he moved his family to Portales, and he began working as a frozen food manager for Price's Creamery. In 1967, he moved back to the family ranch where he made his home ranching and farming until his retirement in 1983. He and Maxine moved to Portales, and settled on a small piece of land at the edge of town where he continued to raise a few head of cattle for as long as he was physically able.
Mr. Young was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. The family worked together, prayed together and played together. He helped Maxine in the house with the cooking and cleaning, and she helped him in the ranch and farm work. They were a team!
He is survived by Maxine, his wife of 66 years of their home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Larry and Lisa Young of Tucumcari, NM and Terry Young of Clovis, NM; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Judy and James Turner of Portales, Brenda and Carl Bass of Amarillo, TX, Debra Young of Portales and Luanna and Brian Box of Edmond, OK; 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; as well numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and his many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his four brothers, Walter, Bill, Melvin and Norman Young and seven sisters, Opal Parker, Rubye Smith, Hazel Scott, Nona Jones, Ann Saulsberry, Laura Langham, and Pearl Young.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. 575-356-4455,wheelermortuary.net
Published in the Quay County Sun on Nov. 20, 2013
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