Obit Dorothy Young

Dorothy Young

On April 22, 2021 Dorothy May Young, 93, left this Earth to join Scott, and will be deeply missed by all her family and friends.

Dorothy was born on Sept. 23, 1927 to Viola and Eugene Stickens in Byers, Colorado. Dorothy was the oldest of seven children, with five sisters and one brother: Edna, Kenneth, Charlotte, Donna, Wilma, and Pat.

Dorothy attended several schools in Colorado and graduated from Delta High School in 1944. She later attended Business College in Colorado Springs.

She moved to Weippe, Idaho in 1945 and worked for White Pine Lumber Company. It was there Dorothy met her husband, Scott Young, and they later married on Sept. 21, 1947.

Scott worked for Alph Johnson and Ken Miller Logging. They built a wonderful and welcoming home on Grangemont Road near Orofino, Idaho and raised their three children: Michael R. Young, David L. Young, and Catherine L. Young.

Once the children were all in school, Dorothy began work at Orofino School District # 171 as the clerk/bookkeeper and worked there 26 years until she retired.

Dorothy was active in the community, and the kids all participated in 4-H in which she was a leader for 10 years. She was a member of the Eagles for 30 years, member of the Orofino Hospital Auxiliary for 30 years, and later joined the Clearwater County Seniors where she logged countless volunteer hours. Dorothy and Scott celebrated their 50-year anniversary on Sept. 21, 1997.

Dorothy has been widely recognized for her jam and candy, gardening skills, hospitality, generosity, and wonderful sense of fun.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Mike Young and Cathy Peterson; her grandchildren, Alicia Young, Justin Peterson, Nick Young, Jeremy Young, Micaela Young, Scott Peterson, Eric Young; and her great grandchildren, Neely Uberuaga, Reese Uberuaga, Michael Young, Zachary Peterson, Hudson Peterson, Reese Young, Brennan Young, and Gus Stofenger.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Scott Young; her son, David Young; and her sisters, Pat, Wilma, and Edna; and her parents, Viola and Eugene.

Services will be held on May 8, 2021 in Orofino, Idaho at the Methodist Church at 10 a.m.

The service will be followed by a viewing at Mountain View Funeral Home in Lewiston, Idaho at 1 p.m. and a graveside burial at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Dorothy has requested donations to the Clearwater County Senior Center.

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