January 27, 1945 – February 2, 2017
Larry was born to Thelma Bessie Culver and Albert Maurice Young. Albert was a genuine cowboy and water well driller which took the family to many locations in Idaho and Nevada. Larry often spoke of The Winecup Ranch, living on Piqua Summit and walking to the school that was in Oasis. Thelma was also quite a cowpoke and hard working farm and ranch gal. She also worked in bakeries and delivered mail. Albert died when Larry was 12 years old. Thelma raised three children; Larry, Laura (Jackie) and Alberta on her own. Larry married Cheryl Jones (Steiber) in 1963. They had two children, Mitzi and Tim. Larry and Cheryl divorced in 1977. Larry was a very hardworking man spending years at a local Fairfield Idaho sawmill and farm of John Humphreys’. He worked long hours farming with crawler tractors. Mitzi tagged along daily and shared many a liverwurst sandwich. Tim was born just after Larry’s birthday on the 28th. Once Tim could leave the newborn status he also got to tag along. Larry then went to work at Hot Springs Ranch. He always had his daughter Mitzi and son Tim at his side. There are plenty of memories riding around on tote gotes, tractors, combines, horse-drawn sleds and Larry even mastered riding a blind horse named Skeeter. The horse would only be ridden by Larry and he managed to herd, rope and brand some very crazy old cattle off this horse.
Larry began working for Camas County Road and Bridge and retired after many years. He plowed snow day and night to keep roads open for the locals and school buses. He built many roads, took care of the landfill and also did moonlighting working weekends and nights during the hay season. Larry could operate literally any large equipment with amazing skill and ease.
While speaking with Larry on his birthday January 27th Larry took Mitzi on a walk down memory lane. He spoke of the horse she loved to ride, Chico. He spoke of pulling pranks on Tim involving current bushes. He was a kind soul that would give someone the shirt off his back. He often went without so others did not have to. He would always tell his kids that his world revolved around them. It did. It also revolved around his little side companion, Highway and his current little fur companion Itty. Larry always could spin a good tale and enjoyed sharing both accurate versions and some with more drama and action.
You will be missed dad and grandpa and brother. We hope your new venture is a kind and gentle one.
Larry was preceded in death by his father Albert, mother Thelma, sister Jackie, his half brother and sister Ray Young and Jean Young (Baker).
He is survived by his sister Alberta Mann, and his two children, Mitzi and Tim, and Grandchildren Chris Behunin, Abby Young, Bryce Young, Sierra Young and Astraea Vanderlinden. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 11:00 at Mountain View Cemetery in Fairfield. Arrangements are under the care of Demaray’s Jerome Memorial Chapel.