Charles Young

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Charles Read Young
Charles Read Young Sr. 89, passed from this life surrounded by his family Wednesday, May 6, 2015 in Boise, Idaho. Dad was born in Nampa, Idaho on August 20, 1925 to John and LaVerda (Read) Young. He was the fourth of five children. Nampa would be Dad's home all of his life, although his childhood was spent traveling with his family from job to job as his dad worked as a superintendent for Morrison Kundsen. These adventures would take them to different parts of Idaho, California, Yellowstone, and Oregon (just to name a few).
In the summer of 1943 a construction job for the Railroad took Dad and his father to the small town of Caliente, Nevada. While there Read met a cute little girl working in a café. Two weeks later he and Katherine Thomas were married. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple in 1948. Dad served in WWII where he was a cook for the U.S Navy.
Dad returned home to Nampa where he and mom started their family and built the home they would share all of their lives. Dad was a very hard worker all of his life. He worked for J.O. Young and Sons and later he started his own company, Read Young and Sons, and began digging basements under existing homes.
Dad was a stranger to no one. He would talk to everyone he saw. He loved to serve others and taught all of his children to do the same. Dad was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many callings over the years. He was a devoted home teacher and loved serving with mom in the Boise Temple.
He was preceded in death by Kaye his wife of 68 years; his father and mother; sister LuRene, and brother Dale. He leaves behind his brother J.O. Young, and sister Carol Garrison Brown; his 10 children: Scott, Leslie, Read Jr., Tony, Douglas, Charla, Rebecca, Sherri, Chris, and Karra. He also leaves his 50 grandchildren and 98 great-grandchildren with 4 more expected this year.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 12 at the LDS Chapel, 504 11th Ave North, Nampa. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 11 at Zeyer Funeral Chapel, 83 N Midland Blvd, Nampa (467-7300) and at the church Tuesday from 9 to 9:45 a.m. prior to the services. Please visit for the full obituary or to express condolences.
Dad never told us goodbye without telling us "Love Ya, Love Ya! " Dad we Love Ya, Love Ya!

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83 North Midland Boulevard
Nampa, ID 83651
(208) 467-7300
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on May 10, 2015
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