July 28 1936 March 26 2020
Ronald’s Obituary Ronald LeRoy Young passed peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family, on March 26, 2020 , at the age of 83. His tough cowboy spirit helped him throughout his entire life, but never more so than in the last year, battling cancer. Ron was born on July 28, 1936 in St. John , Kansas , to Athel and Velma (Correll) Young. He was the oldest of two boys, followed almost four years later by his younger brother William. At the age of 18, Ron joined the US Navy, serving for four years in active duty from 1954 to 1958. He met and married his soul mate Charlene Thompson in 1969. The two made Silverton , OR their home. After raising their children, they moved to Bend for the next 23 years. They developed lifelong friendships there and returned to Silverton in 2010. Nothing was more important to Ron than his family, his country, and his love of horses. For those that never met him, he was the epitome of a cowboy – quiet, humble, strong, and a loyal friend with a heart filled with joy and love (and as bow legged as they come). He found no greater joy than being horseback with his friends, family, and faithful dog. He is proceeded in death by his wife Charlene, and survived by his five children: son Michael Griffith and partner Mark Frisk, and daughters Tami and husband Mark Ohrstrom, Julie and husband Roger Bersin, Teri Young, and Jill and husband Andy Leebrick, as well as by his nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, and his brother Bill. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Ronald L Young July 28 1936 March 26 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Silverton, state: Oregon