Brent K. Young, 62, of Moreland ventured on to cast his line in Heaven’s rivers on Jan. 3, 2013. He passed from a heart condition which developed because of Agent Orange exposure during his service in Vietnam.
He was born in Rigby on Feb. 11, 1950 to Stanton and Virginia Young. Over the course of his life Brent lived in Clayton, Cobalt, Challis, Blackfoot and Riverside where he drove truck, worked at Bucyrus-Erie as a crane operator, maintenance mechanic and pipefitter and was a member of IUOE Local 370 in Pocatello. He was a master of all trades and took great joy in sharing his abilities to ease the burdens of others.
He proudly served in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1971 on his 21st birthday. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and an 18-year member of the American Legion. His grateful country awarded him his high school diploma on Jan. 18, 2012.
Brent’s heart found its home when he married Shelli Lynn Later on July 14, 1972. Together they brought three free-spirited girls into the world: Andrea, Autumn and Ashlie.
His interests included family, friends he called family, fishing, hunting, fly tying, BASHIN’, hot coffee with close friends, camping, fabricating machinery and any reason to BBQ.
He is survived by his wife, Shelli of Moreland; daughters: Andrea (Chris) Smythe, Autumn Young and Ashlie Young; grandsons: Dillon Smythe and Dakota Jones; mother, Virginia Young, all of Blackfoot. Also surviving are siblings Diana (Robert) Gregg of Coeur d’Alene, Darold Young of Springfield, Owen Young of Pingree and brothers, Roy Wiles and Lantry Wiles of Tucson, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his father, Stanton Young; a very close cousin, Ezra Richans; self-adopted parents, Delbert and Wanda Wiles, and his sister-in-law, Brenda Wilson Young.
In accordance with his wishes cremation was under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home. A tribute to and celebration of his life will be conducted on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at the American Legion Hall, 436 N. Fisher, Blackfoot from 2 to 5 p.m. A short program, military rites and open mic will begin at 3 p.m. Casual dress please.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Brent’s name can be made to the Disabled American Veterans, Pocatello Chapter 3 or the American Legion Stewart Hoover Post #23, Blackfoot.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org .