Charles Read Young, Sr
Aug. 20, 1925 - May 6, 2015
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 Dad met a cute little girl working in a cafe'. Two weeks later he and Katherine Thomas were married.
After a very long 2 1/2 years, Dad returned home to Nampa where he and mom started their family
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 loved to cook his family breakfast, especially pancakes. He was always the last one to eat making sure all of us were taken care of first.
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 his wife Kaye, of 68 years; his father and mother; sister LuRene, and brother Dale.
He leaves behind his brother J.O. (Pearl) Young of Nampa; sister Carol Garrison Brown of Yukon, Ok; his 10 children: Scott (Carol) of Nampa, Leslie (Gordon) Gaisford of Phoenix, AZ, Read Jr. (Dorothy) of Nampa, Tony (Linda) of Nampa, Douglas (Candice) of Twin Falls, Charla (Dan) Hughes of Nampa, Rebecca (Doug) Emery of Homedale, Sherri (Stuart) Vickers of Nampa, Chris (Cindy) of Nampa and Karra (Michael) Ramirez of Nampa.
He also leaves his greatest possessions, those being 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 Avenue North in Nampa.
We are so grateful to be the result of two people falling in love, and thankful to know they have once again been reunited together forever.
Thank you to my cousin Katie who wrote this beautiful life sketch. It was so well done and captured all of the important points of grandpas 89 year's.