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August 18, 2016
Gordon was my first cousin. My Father Vincent Young was his father's brother. Gordon will be missed greatly as he was such a delightful and knowledgeable person, but I know he is in a far better place, united with his dear wife, Peggy. I look forward to an eternity with him in heaven some day!
August 15, 2016
Sawadi Krap, Khun Young! Kawp khun mak for that landrover trip to your family's cabin in north Thailand as a highschooler [ISB]--but that was only because my younger brother Paul was a prodigy in herpetology and a best friend of Gordon, so I was merely a "tag along". The trip and Mr. Young made a profound and last influence on my life.... Again, Kawp khun mak!
August 15, 2016
Gordon was a close friend of my good friends, John and Dorothy Brandt, and became a friend and acquaintance of mine 50+ years ago in Thailand. He was quiet and unassuming, fascinating and adventurous, and lived his extraordinary life with grace and dignity. I feel privileged to have known John and Gordon. They don't make 'em like that anymore....My sincere sympathy on his family's great loss.
August 14, 2016
It is over 20 years that I have been with various groups of Thai people from the North. My love of the country and the people grew. I learned a lot from the words that Gordon wrote down. And then his great stories would inspire me even more. It was a magical time to connect with him. We spoke and explored ideas regarding the environment and the hill people of Thailand then and now. I thank his family for the opportunity to visit Gordon. Without a doubt we had a happy time. In my heart he will always be that Good Good man that knew so much and felt the pulse of those wild places inhabited by those interesting people. It was a privilege to be with him. I sincerely felt his spirit. It goes with me now.
August 14, 2016
Gordon Young, was a close friend and mentor for 60 years. We first met in Chiengmai, Thailand when I was a member of the Sea Supply Corporation. His parents, Ruth and Harold, gave my wife and me our first "child," a baby gibbon. After our departure from Thailand, Gordon shot and killed a marauding male leopard at the request of a hill tribe village atop Doi Sutep, the dominant mountain which overlooks Chiengmai. By previous agreement, Gordon shipped the beautiful skin of this animal to us at our new duty station, Fort Canpbell, Kentucky. The Gordon Young leopard skin has been an important focal point of the interior decor of our homes all over the world. In the summer of 1971, Gordon was a guest in our home in Alexandria, Virginia for several weeks. He was more like family than guest. When I received the sad news last night of Gordon's passing, I gently stroked the fur of that leopard skin, mounted on my wall, and said a prayer of gratitude and thanksgiving that Oliver Gordon Young was a special family friend for many, many years.
August 13, 2016
Got to know Gordon at Diablo Canyon in the 80's. Enjoyed him and all the stories
he told. A great guy that had your back.
August 13, 2016
I am so sorry to hear of Gordon's passing. I shared but a moment of his life that I will always treasure. His father was a friend and mentor to me in my youth in Thailand. Gordon wasn't there then, but his legend was and I knew him through his books and his legend in Chiengmai. I spoke to him on the phone, but never got to meet him. Something that I will always regret. I will miss knowing him. He had a great spirit, and a great heart. One of the last true adventurers bequeathed to this world has passed on, but not from our memories. My sincerest condolences to you all.
August 13, 2016
"Mr. Gordon's" smile lit up our home in Laos on many occasions. My parents, Drs. Jigs Weldon and Pat McCreedy admired him tremendously. His book "Tracks of an Intruder" shaped my vision of life in the hills. He was a wonderful man and will be remembered by many generations. My prayers are with you.
August 13, 2016
Dear Lenore, Julie, Debbie, and Carolyn, and families.
I am so saddened to hear of Cousin Gordon's passing! I wish I had kept in better touch, but the love was always there. He, and my oldest brother, Larry, were so close and so much alike! Gordon was someone who certainly lived life to its fullest and with such integrity. Our"missionary" backgrounds
have left such a rich history for us all. Your grandmother Saada and my mother Marie were sisters.
I am thinking of you all this day of Gordon's funeral and wishing I was there to send him on and share his spectacular life with you.
I would very much like to keep in touch with you.
My deepest blessings and sympathy to you all.
I so loved and will miss my cousin Gordon.
Suzan Granger Malden
August 13, 2016
It was wonderful growing up with the exotic stories about Gordon and his family in Thailand and Burma. It was nice to reconnect with him again when he moved to San Luis Obispo. Cousin Walter Granger

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Gordon's love of life..visiting a Lahu village.

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