May 6, 1929-Sept. 15, 2004
STRATTON -- Jim Henry Young, 75, died Wednesday (Sept. 15, 2004) at his son's home in North Platte.
He was born May 6, 1929, to Arvol Dresdon and Edith Faye Gibson Young in Mountain Home, Ark. He came to Nebraska at 14 and was a farm hand until 1951, when he went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad as a fireman. He became an engineer and was disabled in 1972 from the railroad.
He later put up irrigation systems for a few years, then went to work for the John A. Gentleman Station and lastly ran a motel in Stratton. He also did odd carpenter jobs throughout his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Robert "Spike" Young; and two brothers, Frank Young and Bill Young.
Survivors include his wife, Alma of Stratton; six daughters, Elaine and husband, Gary Mulvaney of North Platte, Connie Walker of South Carolina, Bonita Harris of Palisade, Colo., Patricia Strauss of Grand Junction, Colo., Shirley Lunk of Stratton and Karin White of Culbertson; five sons, Larry Young and Roger Young, both of North Platte, Daniel Young of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Jim Young of Ocean Beach, Calif., and Raymond Bethke of North Platte; five sisters, Mary Thompson of Stratton, Connie Gibson of California, Faye and husband, Ben Cornelius of Grand Island, Ethel Meadows of Blythville, Ark., and Rosalie Fish of Oak Grove, La.; a brother, Ray and wife, Dana Young of Anthony, Kan.; 24 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Services are Friday, 1 p.m., at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens in North Platte.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established with Great Plains Hospice.
Odean Colonial Chapel in North Platte is in charge of the arrangements.