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Jerry L. Young

August 10, 1947 — July 7, 2021

Jerry L. Young of Holbrook, Arizona peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family on July 7, 2021 at his home in Holbrook. He was 73. Jerry was born on August 10, 1947 in Holbrook to his parents the late, Joseph L. and Genavieve (Rhoton) Young.

 

Jerry grew up in Holbrook and on the Navajo Reservation graduating from the Holbrook High School class of 1965. Jerry had a deep love of country and following high school he enlisted in the United States Navy on June 4, 1965 in Holbrook. He served on the USS Guadalcanal (LPH 7) and received his honorable discharge on September 9, 1968 at the Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia.

 

Upon his return from service he continued his education at the Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Accounting. He then began working for APS at the Cholla Power Plant in Joseph City, holding his Journeyman Instrument Repairman card, retiring after 33 years of service.

 

Jerry was deeply involved in his community and in doing so became a member of the Navajo County Sheriff's Posse and which he continued for over 21 years. He enjoyed helping with the search and rescue and participating in delivering the mail through the Pony Express once a year.  He was also an active member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks Holbrook Lodge #2450 having served as Exalted Ruler for the Fraternal year 1991-92. He was also heavily involved with their Ritual team and served as their coach for 12 years leading their team to many titles throughout the state and nationally.

 

He enjoyed and was highly skilled in jewelry and staff making as well as playing the harmonica. He also enjoyed playing golf and was an avid pool player. Above all Jerry was most proud of his family and each held a special place in his heart. He will be deeply missed by all those whom he dearly loved but none more than by his beloved family.

 

He is survived by his loving wife, Jana Young of Holbrook; 4 daughters: Tara Young, Kara (Cole) Schumann, Crystal (Todd)Thompson and Susann (Michael) Holland; 10 grandchildren: Kalyn Thompson, Savannah Young, Emily Cheney, Alexis Holland, Autumn Jeffers, Terrance Cheney, Jada Schumann, Neliah Schumann, Mia Schumann and Cole Schumann Jr.; 2 great-granchildren: Jorden Cheney and Arizia Garcia; brothers, Joe and Jack Young and a sister, Marsha Young.

 

Memorial services will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 17, 2021 at the Holbrook Elks Lodge, 714 Elkdom Ave., Holbrook.

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