Richard F. Young

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    - April Walters
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    - Myrna McTaggart
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The family of Richard Frederick Young of Willis in the state of Texas, are very sad to announce his passing on September 29, 2017. He leaves behind Kay, his lovely wife, and his step-children Renee, Corey, and Kelly, who admired him greatly, and will miss him; his counsel, and his assistance in shaping their lives in a positive way. His remaining family in Canada, sister Myrna, bother Barry and sister Louise also mourn his passing. He was pre-deceased by his parents Richard and Margaret, in 1992 and 2009 respectively. Richard was born in Calgary Alberta on January 8, 1936. An all around athlete who was the goalie for his hockey team, played baseball and snow skied. He also became a certified scuba diver when he came to Texas in the early 1970's. His military service began in 1954 when he entered the officer training program with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He studied to become a fighter pilot in Eastern Canada in Gimli Manitoba until his squadron ceased training in 1955. On leaving the Air Force he commenced working with the Bank of Montreal. In 1963 he joined Texaco as a geologist. In 1972 he was recruited by Transocean Petroleum to relocate to Houston Texas. He worked his way up to being vice president and was employed by several oil companies including British Petroleum where he opened an office in London. He retired from the oil business in the mid 1980's and moved from Houston to Willis to the country home he built himself. He tinkered in the Real Estate Business where he worked for ERA Real Estate and Jim Signor Real Estate. Retiring in 1995 he later worked several tax seasons with H & R Block. Richard was married previously, but in 1994 married his wonderful wife Kay, and they enjoyed 24 years of their lives together. They traveled extensively. Much of their travels were devoted to researching his Civil War hero, Frederick Benteen of whom he later wrote a book. He took his "bride" (as he was fond of calling) Kay back to Canada several times to meet her Canadian in-laws. He also took an active interest in Kay's children assisting them in improving their employment opportunities, and generally helping them improve their lives. Unfortunately, the last several years of his life were subject to some health problems that restricted his activities, but his Texas family helped him cope through that difficult period. The family would like to publicly thank the wonderful Hospice Team who were there when we needed them most. Service will be held at Cashner Funeral Home, 801 Teas Road Conroe, TX 77303 at 12:30 Tuesday, October 10, 2017. You are invited to view our webpage and leave written tributes to the family at


Published on from Oct. 3 to Oct. 18, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Cashner Funeral Home
801 Teas Road | Conroe, TX 77303 | (936) 756-2126
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