D. Gary Young
1949 - 2018
BORN
1949
DIED
2018
July 11, 1949 ~ May 12, 2018
D. Gary Young, the undisputed leader of the essential oil movement and the founder of Young Living Essential Oils, passed away on May 12, 2018, in Salt Lake City, Utah, due to complications following a series of strokes. Young spent 35 years studying the benefits and perfecting the extraction of essential oils, while building a billion-dollar global business designed to share what he deemed "the gift" of essential oils with millions of people.
Described as a "modern pioneer," Young was part inventor and part historian. His pursuit of new wellness discoveries was rooted in ancient practices as he attempted to unlock and share the benefits bestowed by herbs, plants, and trees. His research would take him to the remote corners of the earth, and often back in time, to better understand nature's powers that modern society may overlook.
Young was born July 11, 1949, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and spent his childhood with his parents and five siblings in a 20 x 30-foot cabin without running water or electricity. Upon graduating from Challis High School, he struck out to follow his lifelong dream of building a ranch on the Canadian frontier. In 1967 he loaded his belongings into a truck and moved to British Columbia, and in 1968 he was granted 320 acres in the Caribou District, part of the last homestead act, where he began logging.
After five years of logging and ranching, Young suffered debilitating injuries in a serious logging accident and was confined to a wheelchair with no expectation of walking again, which caused him to endure years of pain and depression. Channeling the cowboy spirit of "not backing down," he began to explore different avenues to better health and well-being, which included the benefits of herbs and good nutrition.
It was on this path where Young's personal journey began, as he wanted to learn everything he could about natural healing and where he was introduced to essential oils. His determination to achieve physical and emotional well-being, combined with his lifelong love of nature, drove him to learn everything about essential oils-from how they were produced to their wellness benefits.
Young's first true introduction to essential oils came when he attended a medical conference in Geneva, Switzerland, where medical doctors were presenting their research on essential oils. He was enthralled with what he learned and returned to the U.S. with 13 different essential oils to begin his own research. He found the benefits to be astounding and came to the conclusion that this was a path he wanted to pursue.
Having grown up farming, it was natural for him to want to learn about growing the plants and producing the oils, which took him to France to study and learn the art of distillation under Mr. Henri Viaud, the French "father of distillation" in Provence, France, the lavender capital of the world, and Marcel Espieu, the president of the Lavender Growers Association in France for over 20 years.
In 1988 Young sold his research center in Baja California and moved to Reno, Nevada, where he began his essential oil business. A year later he moved his business to Spokane, Washington, and began building a marketing company to expand his teachings about essential oils and their benefits to as many people as possible. That was the origin of the present-day Young Living Essential Oils company.
A rancher at heart, he purchased his first farm of 160 acres in May 1992 in the mountains of St. Maries, Idaho. On this farm the first lavender, clary sage, thyme, and peppermint were planted and became a testing ground for new distillation practices.
In 1993, Young's company in Riverton, Utah, became Young Living Essential Oils; and in 1994 it was incorporated. He then bought another 160 acres in Mona, Utah, in 1995 and started farming in Utah.
Young began looking internationally to discover new plants that could be distilled and shared around the world. His path took a unique turn when he was invited to develop a natural medicine program and farming project for Asuay University in Cuenca, Ecuador. The climate in Cuenca has only a three-month growing season, making it not too conducive for farming; so Gary went exploring in Guayaquil, a very busy city on the coast. He found the climate and unidentified plants and trees an irresistible opportunity. Young Living became global when it expanded to Ecuador in 2006 with a 2,300-acre farm.
At the same time, he saw an opportunity to help the local children in the rural community of Chongon on the edge of the jungle and founded the Young Living Academy. The doors opened in March 2008; and to date, 340 students have attended, with 100 percent of the students from the first graduating class celebrating their commencement in March 2016.
In 2009 Young went to Yemen. After great persistence, he received a permit to go into the "Forbidden Zone" to visit Shabwa, the ancient throne of Queen Sheba; to see the remains of this ancient civilization; and to see and document the different frankincense and myrrh species still growing in the region. He summarized his experiences in a best-selling historical novel, The One Gift, which depicts life on the camel caravans. It was just one of a dozen books Young authored and published.
While visiting Oman and walking through a market with thousands of giant bags of frankincense resin piled in the streets, Young decided to build a distillery in Salalah, the center of frankincense history; and in January 2010, Young Living opened the first large commercial distillery for the extraction of Sacred Frankincense essential oil in modern times.
While fascinated with the teachings of ancient cultures, Young was also a modern thinker. In 2014 the Young Living Highland Flats distillery became the first automated, large-capacity, computerized steam distilling facility ever built in the world for essential oils.
Young Living's operations currently have a daily capacity of producing more than 500,000 bottles of oil.
The company has international offices in Canada, Australia, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, the United Kingdom, Ecuador, Mexico, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Taiwan, and the United States. Young Living has more than 16 corporate and partner farms, over 3,000 employees, and well over 4 million members. Young Living Essential Oils will continue to grow and share Young's vision around the world.
Young's research led him to the far corners of the earth and unprecedented findings that improve health and wellness. But perhaps the most important role essential oils played in his life was bringing him together with his wife Mary of 25 years. They met at an expo in the Salt Palace in the center of Salt Lake City and married in 1994. The couple have two sons, Jacob and Josef.
Today, Mary continues to serve as CEO of Young Living Essential Oils, the company the couple founded together. Mary's experience as a networking distributor prior to Young Living and her business experience give her an unusual balance of understanding in this amazing essential oil company they built together. They were the perfect match, with Gary, the visionary, and Mary the realist. Mary will continue to carry Gary's vision forward with a unique understanding of her visionary husband and with an extraordinary executive staff who will carry Gary's torch forever.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. MT, on Friday, May 18, at the Whispering Springs Lavender Farm and Distillery, one of Gary's favorite spots in the world. The farm is located at 3700 Old Highway 91, Mona, UT 84645.
A viewing will be held at the farm before the funeral from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. MT.
Mary requests that any donations or gifts in Gary's honor be made to the D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation to continue his life's work of serving the global community.
Published by The Salt Lake Tribune on May 17, 2018.
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era único me hubiese gustado haber conocido antes su legado. pero lo estoy conociendo ahora y me fascina.
aurora españa
November 15, 2018
I remember purchasing my first bottle of Valor Oil in May 1998! That was a life changing event and guided me to the amazing world of essential oils. Thanks to Dr. Young for following his passion. ---Cynthia Fain
Cynthia Fain
September 8, 2018
Gary I love you and I thank you for you. I thank our Father for blessing us with you and all that you gave to us and provided for your legacy, a blessing from God, for the world.

I would like to thank Jackie Hope for her post on June 7.
Rev 22:1-2 Is so very fitting and I, as I'm sure many of us believe Gary's presence is with us in the trees and the plants, in the fruits and in the wind.

I love you MARY, Jacob and Josef. Everyday you are in my prayers.

In Hawaii and around the world Ho'oponopono is said. It is a strong blessing and healing.

MARY, JACOB, JOSEF, I love you, please forgive me, I'm sorry, thank you.

God thank You for blessing us all and blessing the world and all life.
Jonell Elder
June 8, 2018
In January and way below freezing in both Highland Flats and St Maries, ID, at the annual ID Balsam Fir harvest (the colder the better), Gary and his family would often take time from their grueling harvest schedule to share the vision and to bless people! Gary's heart couldn't resist returning to Spokane where it all began with his 1st handmade distillery and a backyard crop of Lavender.

My husband, some friends and I had the privilege of attending several of these growth opportunities where Gary would invite co-laborers from around the world to share their hands-on harvest experience. They'd share about logging, pulling the trees in with draft horses, running the chipper, driving the semi-loads to St Maries on icy snow-packed roads, packing the distillery, or preparing camp grub! Such a huge undertaking! So encouraging to hear their joy in it all! But everyone waited for Gary to take the stage! Gary, the tireless researcher, teacher and healing- through- essential- oils promoter. His unending overflow of genuine love, abundant knowledge, enthusiasm, and visionary encouragement for each individual to step into and fulfill their design and purpose was unmatched!

At one of these gatherings, I was seated in the second row off to one side, right behind Mary and young Josef, who was obviously growing very tired as the evening wore on. Gary was pulling closure; and nearly his entire audience began forming a line from the entryway, along the back length of the room, up one side and across the front to just beside the podium where Gary kindly greeted everyone, one by one, and answered their personal questions. Realizing this could go on a LONG time, young Josef, obviously discouraged and longing to head home to bed, said, Mom! We're all so tired! Mom?! Kindly, Mary drew him into her arms, directed his attention to Gary and said, Josef, that is... your father. And she helped Josef get comfortable lying down across the chairs to rest as the night wore on.

D. Gary Young most definitely fulfilled his design and purpose in this world! And I can't help wondering if God has put him in charge of the trees of life, the leaves of which are for the healing of the nations. Rev 22:1-2
With great love and respect for you, Gary, and your beautiful family Jackie Hope
June 7, 2018
May God Bless you Mary and your children in this time of unimaginable grief.
Deb Peterson
June 7, 2018
Dear Mary,
What a shock to hear of Gary's passing. He was a great, noble soul, and he made such a difference in the world. I'm glad I had the opportunity to know him. He was a force for good, and left a great legacy.

All my love to you and the boys.
Love, Lisa Brodie
May 24, 2018
I never met Gary in person, but my heart hurts just the same. My deepest condolences to family and friends.
Anjie Gonzalez
May 24, 2018
Thank you for striving to explore, learn, teach, create and share. I am helping my family and others discover Young Living purpose, wellness and abundance. Your passion to help the world by giving is the gift. I wish I met you to shake your hand. May God bless you and your family for years and years. Rest In Peace Gary Young. Young Living Independent Distributor Megan Dunn
Megan Dunn
May 22, 2018
Mary, Jacob and Josef, I am praying for you and all in Young Living. May the Lord comfort you deeply as you grieve an amazing man who has blessed so many. Kristi Hunt
Kristi Hunt
May 21, 2018
Mary, Jacob, Joseph, other family members and all the friends of Gary Young, you are in my prayers. May God keep you in His comforting arms as you move forward with your lives. My tribute to Gary is this: Thank you for not giving up! Not stopping when nay-sayers were relentless! Because of you, Gary Young, my family had two extra years with our Daddy! Because of you Gary Young, I recovered from a back injury without addiction to pain medication. Because of you Gary Young, so much more could be written but, not enough space here nor time to do so! I am forever grateful and promise to carry on the mission of Young Living essential oils in every home in the world! - Much ❤ Vicki Cain
Vicki Cain
May 21, 2018
I never had the opportunity to meet Gary in person but from everything I have heard from my up-line he was a true inspiration to everyone. I will continue to use and share these wonderful oils with everyone I can.

Prayers for Mary and the Boys as they go through this difficult time.
Dee Mientke
May 20, 2018
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May 20, 2018
In shock & saddened by this, as many are. Thinking of Mary & the family. Gary was a true inspiration. I am grateful that I attended convention the last 2 years to personally hear him speak. Thoughts and prayers will continue. The service was beautiful. Thank you for streaming it.
Tonya Swanson
May 20, 2018
My sympathy to the family. May God grant you peace to cope with your loss Phillipppians 4:6,7.
May 20, 2018
My deepest sympathy to you Mary, Jacob & Joseph, your extended family, friends and the Young Living family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
I have been a member of the Young Living family for about 18 months and the impact that Gary and YL Essential Oils have had on myself and family is nothing short of amazing. I will forever be indebted to him and vow to continue to share his work with everyone. Whilst you are no longer with us Gary your legacy will continue forever and you will never be forgotten.
Michelle Tulley
May 20, 2018
I was & always will be inspired by his life, his purpose, motivation, direction & accomplishments. Everyone who knew him loved him & could feel his powerful energy when in his presence. He taught me all I know about natural medicine & plant oils. I am grateful to have known him, & I will miss him. Rest In Peace, Gary Young.
Rachel Miller
May 19, 2018
It's amazing how a person's life can be forever changed by someone they've never actually met. Because of his passion, his vision, and his perseverance, Gary has changed countless lives and we are forever grateful. Through the stories and memories shared by those who knew him, this week has been a true celebration if his life. His Legacy lives on in every member of the Young Living family. Sending love, (((Hugs))), and prayers. God Bless You.
Jenny Mehler
May 19, 2018
Allison Conley
May 19, 2018
Gary transformed our family with his oils. He will be missed! Prayers to the family.
Paula Neroni
May 19, 2018
After watching his funeral via live feed and hearing all the speakers share stories about Gary, I love and admire him even more. After hearing the stories about how Gary worked through great personal pain throughout the grueling Canadian winter in -20 degree weather to complete his new distillery for black spruce ASAP because his members wanted Valor back (50 begging emails to him a day) and he needed it for the blend, it touched me so. Now, whenever I open a bottle of YL essential oil, especially Northern Lights Black Spruce or Valor, I think of Gary and fill my heart with gratitude. Young Living has changed my life and the lives of my family and friends. Thank you Gary. Love and healing thoughts to his lovely family and friends. XO
Carol Amato
May 19, 2018
I am so sorry. My deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to you and your family. Gary's dreams will continue in ALL of his YLFamily. May you feel God's loving arms wrapped around you and give you peace and comfort. Jeryl Phillips (Executive)NH
May 19, 2018
Patricia Pincus
May 19, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and the Young Living family. My thoughts and prayers are with you Mary, Jacob & Josef.
Guylaine Thibault
May 19, 2018
My condolences to the Young family. May the Lord grant you peace and comfort you as you all grieve the loss of this amazing man. We have been blessed by the essential oils that Gary has brought to the world. He will be remembered forever. His legacy lives on in all of us who are apart of the global Young Living family. May he rest in peace. God bless.
Isabel Kwan
May 18, 2018
Our family is forever greatful for getting to hear Gary teach. We attended 12 conventions and one melissa harvest. We were truly blessed. Words cannot convey the magnitude of sadness. We weren't through learning! I could listen to him all day.
Praying for healing of your hearts. Blessings and love to your whole family!
Diane Dillingham
May 18, 2018
Thank you for your vision! May you dance on streets of gold and smell the sweetest of scents. I was sad I wasn't able to meet you but one day I will and it will be in a glorious place. We will continue to share your vision Bryan, Francy, Jacob and Annabelle Turnbow
Francy Turnbow
May 18, 2018
Dear Mary, Jacob, and Josef, I want to thank each of you for graciously sharing Gary with us and millions others around the world. It is because of Gary and Young Living that I am enjoying quality of life, that I never knew before and therefore I am very thankful! Also, after seeing and hearing each of you excell today on Gary's globally broadcasted funeral service, I rest assured that YL is in excellemt hands. Please know that you all will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers, and may God' wrap you in His arms of love, peace, comfort and continued blessings!
Ronda Hoekstra
May 18, 2018
What an amazing man. He will be missed but never forgotten. So many lives changed thanks to him. Blessed. My condolences to Mary, Jacob and Josef. I feel honored to have heard Gary Young speak at convention last year. What an inspiration!!
Betty Croxall
May 18, 2018
Gary you will never know how your gift of oils has changed my life and health! Thank you dear servant of God. Mary, I'm praying with all my heart for you and the family!
Melinda Means
May 18, 2018
Mary, Jacob, and Josef - I cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. I send blessings of love and light to you for healing during this time of grief. Blessed Be. Jodie Young
Jodie Young
May 18, 2018
We will continue his legacy forever.
Carla, Steven and Jenny Miller
May 18, 2018
I thank God everyday for D.Gary Young and the wonderful products and oils. They have given me my life back. I will do my best to continue to share his vision and help others find wellness, purpose and abundance.
Jo Ann Hopkins
May 18, 2018
I envelope Garys family and close friends in a stream of loving energies as we release him to go to the light! My life and the lives of countless others across the globe have been uplifted and blessed by his extraordinary vision and generous being. He brought us pure and vibrant essential oils and so many vibrant and brilliant blends created by him. He was a master aromatherapist and so much more!

We pray for all now entrusted to carry his legacy forward especially his wife Mary and their two sons Jacob and Josef and all the very talented and committed YL executive team and wider YL family.
Susan Betancourt
May 18, 2018
Thank you. I'm humbled to be even just the very smallest teenie-tiny part of the legacy. Prayers for comfort for closest loved ones and all touched by Gary Young. May the hope that is Jesus sustain you and give you peace.
JD
May 18, 2018
My condolences and prayers go out to the family of D. Gary Young and also to the entire Young Living family.

Heaven has received you Mighty Man of God, and Mighty Man of Valor!

Teresa Amos
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May 18, 2018
Don and I offer our sincere condolences and prayers to you, Mary and family. Thank you, Gary, for changing our lives. God bless you! ...we will "oil on"!
Grace Wiggins
May 18, 2018
Words cannot express the sadness in my heart over the passing of Gary. I am ever so grateful that I was able to see Gary at the conventions and listen to his unending wisdom and knowledge. He has made a lasting impression on my life and health. May God keep him in His arms. Prayers to Mary, Jacob and Josef. May his strength be a source of comfort to you all.

Karolyn Stickney
Karolyn Stickney
May 18, 2018
Mary, Rick and I are truly sorry for you and the boys loss. Rick learned a lot from Gary during his time at the ranch. We send our love!

Rick & Stacie Olson
May 18, 2018
It totally amazes me how the events in your life happened and how your intuition led you to the most perfect and true gift, essential oils. My family and I will forever be grateful for all that you discovered. Thank you for your Perseverance, steadfastness and believing in these amazing gifts God showed to you. You have opened our eyes given us a vision, and we are set to keep it.
Cheryl Griffin
May 18, 2018
My pastor told me that the definition of love is to ease someone else's burden in this tough life we all have to walk through. Gary has certainly loved many, even those he hasn't met because he has eased so many burdens. He has saved lives, helped the sick and for many of us in Young Living, provided a way for us to make a great living, easing the financial burden of life. He has touched so, so many lives. Well done Gary! Good and faithful servant! Can't wait to see you on the other side!
Wendy Selvig
May 18, 2018
I am so very sorry for your loss and very appreciative of your families dedication in all you've done. I wish you great peace and love. Bless you, may he R.I.P. x0
Sandra McKenzie
May 18, 2018
I'm so very sorry for your loss. The world has lost a great man with Gary's passing. May he rest in peace and his legacy live on.
Tammy Kreis
May 18, 2018
Thank you for sharing your life with us throughout the world. Your vision and passion will be missed.
Mary N
May 18, 2018
Mary, although I have never met you or Gary, I have felt part of your family because of the incredible way Young Living makes all of us feel as we grow with you. My biggest regret is that I will never get to shake Gary's hand. I can only imagine how hard this is for you and your children and I hope that all your wonderful memories will sustain you through this. God Bless you all.
Donna Gramkowski
May 18, 2018
So sad. What a tremendous loss. My condolences to all his family
Jeannie Conklin
May 18, 2018
Tanya Leontiev Duarte
May 18, 2018
It is the most heart wrenching thing ever to lose a loved one. Please keep in mind the many, many lives that have been touched and enriched because of Mr. Young. He will live on forever in the memories of everyone that has been fortunate enough to use any Young Living products. I am eternally grateful to Mr. Young for the blessings of these oils and other products. Thank You
Lynette Hammond
May 18, 2018
I am eternally grateful to you for the blessings of your products. Thank You
Lynette Hammond
May 18, 2018
thank you Gary and Mary for all you have done for all of us, I will miss listening to Gary's passion when he teaches us. Prayers to the family and staff of YL
ronda stickel
May 18, 2018
Thank you for your vision and bringing these wonderful oils into my life. Wishing the Young family strength to get through this difficult time. His influence has changed the lives of so many people. Cheers to Mary for being such a great partner and confidant.
Nancy Pearson
May 18, 2018
You are in my prayers.
Vickie Cornwall
May 18, 2018
I am so sorry for the world's loss of such an amazing interesting and well-loved man. A man who's research and love of nature, changed my life forever. My prayers to his Family, Love Anne
Anne Levinson
May 18, 2018
Thank you for changing the lives of my family. The Lord brought Young Living into our lives when we desperately needed wellness.Hearing you speak in person on several occasions will be held in my memory and heart. Your love and passion for people will be passed on.
Carol Palmer
May 18, 2018
My heart aches knowing this wonderful man has been taken from us. Though, I never had the opportunity of meeting you Gary. Your ideals and vision have been a bit part of why I love your company so much. My deepest condolences go to Mary, Jacob and Josef.
Deborah Lindenberger
May 18, 2018
Thank you D. Gary Young for changing my life forever. My respects and love to Mary, Jacob and Josef. Until we meet again, fly with the Angels. Blessings abound. Beth Schell, Sparks, NV
May 18, 2018
I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Gary and young living were introduced to me in November of 2011; and it has forever changed my life. Thank you Gary for all that you did for all of us!!! Listening to you at conventions was always amazing and so much fun. The way you shared with all of us bringing us in to your Young Living family always filled my heart. You will be forever missed. Mary and your beautiful boys my heart goes out to you and I send you love and peace. Deepest condolences
Louise Springer
May 18, 2018
My deepest sympathy for your loss, Mary, Jacob, and Josef. Thank you for sharing this wonderful man with the world. We promise to carry on Gary's dream
Pattie Kepshire
May 18, 2018
My heart aches for you and your family. Though never seeing Gary, I feel a connection through YL oil and always will. God bless......Susan Verhey
Susan Verhey
May 18, 2018
My deepest condolences to Mary, Jacob and Josef. May Gary Rest In Peace and fly with the angels. A life well lived and well loved. He was the most extraordinary soul I'd ever met. Blessed to meet him and Mary once so I could thank him for changing my life in every way. My resolve to carry on his mission is even stronger now as I feel him assisting us. I felt his spirit a few days ago and heard him say he is free. Sending prayers, love and hugs. <3
Toni Vitelle
May 18, 2018
My condolences to Mary and her sons. I am heartbroken even though I never had a chance to meet Gary in person.
Although he is no longer in his human form, his spirit and his energy live on.
I know that his extended worldwide family will take his mission to help others live a better life, and multiply it by the masses!
We will help his legacy live on!
My heart and prayers go out to you all today
Neveen Kamiyah
May 18, 2018
Mary, Jacob, and Josef
I am so so sorry for your loss. Although I never had the privilege of meeting all of you, reading what others have written including what you have shared has given me such inspiration and more love for what Young Living was established for and what Gary's legacy will mean forever. May you be comforted by God's grace and the love of the entire Young Living Family in all the days to come. Sending love, light, & prayers to you today and every day
Barb Cargill
May 18, 2018
Gary will be greatly missed. But I believe his legacy will live on. We are grateful for his vision, his mission, and his sacrifices to bring the best oils for our families. We are also grateful for Mary, Jacob, and Joseph, for their sacrifice as a family. We know that a vision as big as bringing the oils to every home in the world comes with a price. May the Lord give you peace, comfort, strength and fortitude during this time and the times to come. May He keep each one of you in the Palm of His hand!
Jesiane Lino
May 18, 2018
Gary will forever leave a whole in our hearts be his legacy will live on! He was genuine, and love His Lord, His family, and others. He was humble, and a servant leader. I praise God I have the opportunity to be a part of this amazing YL family. Mary,and boys you are in our prayers. Gary was greatly loved and so are you
Mellie Deemy
May 18, 2018
Prayers to the family
Terri Alvarez
May 18, 2018
Lavender Days 2014 changed our family's lives when we got to speak to Gary for a few minutes. I will forever be thankful to God that he gave Gary such a vision and love for natural health and essential oils.
Clarinda Olenslager
May 18, 2018
Sorry for you loss and prayers for the family. Gary was a special man he helped so many people.Cindy Tate
Cindy Tate
May 18, 2018
Gary was and will always remain a great LEADER, but not one of position or title but one of Action and Example
Sylvia Petker
May 18, 2018
My heart is so saddened by the death of our founder and leader. I never failed to be inspired by him every time I heard him speak. My prayers for the family and all our Young Living family. ~Sherry Brown , Texas
Sherry Brown
May 18, 2018
God bless you Mary!
Amy Malm
May 18, 2018
Gary was an exceptionally likable guy. He'll be greatly missed by people like me who were privileged to have met him.
TD McGann
May 18, 2018
I first met Gary at the Mona Farm as part of the Young Living Silver Retreat in 2015. I felt like I already knew him. A very nice man, who inspired many and shared his expertise on essential oils and health. He will be sorely missed. My condolences to Mary, Jacob and Josef and the rest of the Young Living family.
Heather Zwicker
May 18, 2018
Gary had a huge heart for people and strove to serve them well. He was bigger than life and those of us who had the chance to meet him and listen to him were blessed. May we carry his torch well.
Tanya Robinson
May 18, 2018
Thoughts and prayers are with the Young family as well as all of our Young Living family. Gary was such an inspiring, genuine, giving person. He will be missed greatly but we will all continue his legacy. I am thankful and greatful to be a part of this great company surrounded by wonderful people!I was thrilled to hear him speak at the 2015 Australian Symposium and was looking forward to hearing him again at my first convention but alass not to be. RIP Gary
Ann Fuller
May 18, 2018
Sending love and encouragement to Mary and the boys.
Teresa Ingram
May 18, 2018
To Mary, Jacob, Josef, and our entire Young Living family - my heart is heavy for this tremendous loss. Gary's work forever changed all areas of my life just as he did millions of others and I am eternally grateful to both of you for the tireless sacrifices you've made to help all of us. Thank you Mary for being his rock and for sharing him so selflessly with the world. I am so very sorry for your loss and the world's loss. We all will miss seeing the two of you and your boys together for the rest of our days. May you be comforted by God's grace and the love of our entire Young Living Family in all the days to come. Sending love, light, & prayers to you today and everyday

Jaclyn R.
May 17, 2018
Leslie Gillin
May 17, 2018
Gary blessed and enriched my life by thriving in his own. His passion, courage, drive and ambition to bring Gods essential oils back to us all has been life changing for me. My life and my family will continue to be blessed by Gary, his legacy will live on in us as we continue to teach and educate the world about his oils. God Bless Gary Young.
Erica Wray
May 17, 2018
I first met Gary and Mary Young at 2015 convention in Dallas. That was my first convention! I decided that I would like to buy his book 'The Gift' and donate to their foundation, so I could get in line to meet them and get a picture taken. They had done this for several hours all in the service of the YL Foundation. They are both very humble and caring people and I love them like they are my family after only meeting them once! Their sacrifice and commitments have made my life healthier and happier. I pledge to love and help others especially those that cannot help themselves. So grateful to meet Gary and Mary and may God bless them and the Young Living staff and company. My world is much better than I found it before Young Living! Gary taught us to be grateful every day and to care about each other. Thanks Gary and you will be greatly missed!!!
Patty Wright
May 17, 2018
Thank you Gary for sharing your vision and gift with us! We will strive to continue to share your legacy with the world. You have touched and helped so many lives.. you have truly touched mine. My thoughts and prayers are with Mary, Jacob and Josef and all of the Young Living family around the world. Fly high with the angels and watch over us ..we will meet again one day.
Donna Cox
May 17, 2018
There are some who shine so brightly upon arriving in this world, and Gary was one of those men.
A light messenger, a visionary, a pioneer, and his love for his family ,humanity, plants, animals and Gaia shone so brightly..
Gary's energy and presence was powerful, and I will never forget his hug and softly spoken words after I thanked him for also changing our lives.
His legacy will live on forever as Gary shines over us all, a brilliant spark of divinity with infinite possibilities.
What will be his next adventure I wonder?
Sadly missed, yet feel so much gratitude.
Sending love to Mary and family.
Thank you D.Gary Young.

Jule Moralee Gold Coast
May 17, 2018
God bless his family. Thank you for all the wisdom.John and Bea Palmer
Bea Palmer
May 17, 2018
To lose someone I never met but yet feel such sadness just exemplifies the impact he had to such a wide circle. Gary and his oils saved my life and changed it's trajectory. I don't even have sufficient words to say how truly grateful I am for him and Mary and what they did for me and the world. I hope I serve you proud by sharing my story with your oils and helping others find their story. Bless you for living life as it should be lived. Fearless and grateful. I hope eternity has ended any pain and I know you'll been shining your frequency on all your farms and our oils will be even more powerful.
Sandra Payne
May 17, 2018
I wish I would have been able to meet you but not having met you did not change the profound impact you have had on me and my family's lives. We are beyond grateful and honored to be part of your oily family and want to say thank you for your love, passion and devotion to our need for true health and wellness resources even when we didn't know we needed it. We love you, Gary!
Rachel Scott
May 17, 2018
I met Gary one time at convention, I feel like I've known the family my whole life! My heart is so heavy right now! All I have thought about these last few days, are Mary and the boys! May they find comfort in knowing how much Gary was loved!! Rest In Peace Gary, you will truly be missed!
Pam Hamer
May 17, 2018
Sincere condolences for your loss. May God grand you peace as you lay Gary to rest. He was a witness to always follow your dreams, staying strong in your vision and to follow through no matter what. He was a great inspiration to us all and will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace dear friend. Strength to us all as we continue on in our life's journey.
Jorien Becker
May 17, 2018
Thoughts and prayers are with the Young family as well as all of our Young Living family. Gary was such an inspiring, genuine, giving person. He will be missed greatly but we will all continue his legacy. I am thankful and greatful to be a part of this great company surrounded by wonderful people!
Tracy Jennings
May 17, 2018
We will miss you Gary and look forward to seeing you again in Heaven some day! May your legacy always live on and all the research and all you did for the world in essential oil research and distribution continue to stay untainted and continue to grow! Bless you and your family! Praying for strength for your wife and kids!
Jennifer kepfer
May 17, 2018
Thank you for sharing all of your wisdom. RIP.
Prayers for the family
Donna Davis
May 17, 2018
I never had the privilege of meeting Gary, but have read some of his books and listened to many of his educational training tapes. I so admired Gary for his vision, his energy, his motivation, his sense of humor, his knowledge, and his ability to communicate. I am going to Convention for the first time this year and was really looking forward to be seeing him in person. It wasn't meant to be. I still find it hard to believe he is gone. He accomplished more in his lifetime than anyone else I know. I am grateful.
Patty Konrad
May 17, 2018
I'm so very thankful for you Gary and your dedication to learning and growingLyndsay
Lyndsay Butterfield
May 17, 2018
Blessings to the entire Young family during this difficult time. I am forever grateful to Gary and YLEO for giving our daughter back...YL's EOs and supplements played a key role in her recovery and health - there are no words to express our gratitude! Today, we use YLEO on a daily basis...it has become a way of life for our family! I had hoped to meet you in person to THANK YOU - I can only imagine the EOs are you making in Heaven - bless you, Gary!!
May 17, 2018
We are all heartsick at your loss. You are and will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
Darlene and Terry Kelone
May 17, 2018
My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. We will all miss the presence of a truly lovable and kind person as Gary was.God put him in a special place where he will be watching us, the people who loved and cherished him.
Silvie Muszynski
May 17, 2018
I spent 2 weeks in Ecuador for Rejuvenation several years ago. During that time Gary strolled in after spending some time in the Amazon jungle in his search for Rosewood. He shared with us about meeting with the natives and his negotiations with them. He was so genuine, loving and open with each one of us. One precious memory along with all the years of Convention and Farm experiences. Gary was an extraordinarily common man with extraordinary gifts and talents that he unselfishly shared with all of us. Let us do the same!
Elaine Pinar
May 17, 2018
Our heartfelt and deepest condolences to Mary and the boys. Although, we did not get to meet Gary, he will be missed, however his light will continue to shine throughout the Young Living Community. We will forever be grateful to Gary's oil for bringing wellness back into our lives. Thank you for never giving up...it's time to rest now!!!
Bhavna & Kam Chauhan
May 17, 2018
Since my first drop of Joy in 1999, my life changed. I am forever grateful for all Gary did to bring essential oils to the small group of "us" who knew there was a better way to health, body, mind and Spirit. God bless Mary and sons with light and love as they navigate this time of healing. I am grateful forever to Gary and God for all they accomplished together and know they're working "on the other side" and will continue to shine in many lives through memories, stories and the oils which are the essence of Young Living.
Sharon Kay Beyer
May 17, 2018
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