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mas "Tom" Young, 61 of Prineville passed away at St. Charles Medical Center on November 7, 2004. Viewing was held on Thursday, November 11, 2004 at Prineville Funeral Home. There will be a graveside service at Juniper Haven Cemetery on November 12, 2004 at 2 p.m.
A dinner is planned at the American Legion Hall following the service.
Mr. Young or "Tom" as his many friends knew him was born in Prineville, to Earl and Irene (Bryant) Young on September 29, 1943.
His family moved to the Fall City area for a brief time before returning to Prineville, where he has spent his entire life.
He graduated from Crook County High School. Right after graduation, he went to work in the timber industry and was employed by Ochoco Lumber for 17 years as a logger. He then went to work for Dave Simpson as a grader operator working on road construction projects. Along the way, Tom married Mary Young in Reno, Nev., on December 23, 1986.
Together they have made Prineville their home.
Tom will be remembered for his deep love of reading books about the old west, being an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys, and listening to country music; especially the music of Merle Haggard.
Tom was also a member of Prineville Sons of the American Legion, Crook County Library Book Exchange, and Woodworkers Local Lodge W1-200.
Survivors include: his wife Mary Young; son John Young of Everett, Wash.; daughter and son-in-law Lisa and Victor Becerra of Prineville, daughter Tammy Patrick of Prineville; and step daughter Lonnie Wiggins of Everett Washington.
He is also survived by sister and brother-in-law Ruth and Hank Johnson of Prineville, sister and brother-in-law Clara and Andy Bernard of Prineville and sister Nita McDonald of Prineville; and grandchildren Merrisa, Jordan, Cristina, and Brandon also survive him.
His parents, five brothers, one daughter, one step- daughter, and three sisters preceded Tom in death.
Memorial contributions can be made to any chapter of the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are in the care of the Prineville Funeral Home.