|William S. (Bill) Young
May 17, 1927 – November 5, 2017
William Stacey “Bill” Young passed away at 12:05 a.m. the morning of Sunday, November 5th, surrounded by family.
Bill was born May 17th, 1927 to Alfred (Doc) and Anna (Ann) Young in Everett, WA. He had one sister, Marilyn, and one brother, Jim.
He spent the majority of his life in Machias, WA being raised there and returning to raise his family of 5 there on the banks of the Pilchuck River. The Pilchuck River was a thread that ran from his childhood, through his life, and continues through his children’s lives, his grandchildren and great grandchildren’s lives. After serving in the U.S. Navy in 1945 and 1946, Bill returned to Machias and worked for Everett Bottling Co. as a driver-salesman. He eventually went to work for Nalley’s for several years before moving to Blue Bell. When Blue Bell was bought out he went to work for Pratt Foods in Everett, WA until his retirement.
Bill made many friends along the way during his working years from co-workers to business owners. In retirement he was able to enjoy his property on the banks of the Pilchuck. His greatest job, however, was raising 5 children on his own as a single father. While it wasn’t always easy, Bill Young never gave up and never quit his kids! He provided a great upbringing and great foundation for his kids and grandkids!
He was a longtime member of the Schwartzmiller/ Snohomish Sauerkraut Band playing trombone and trumpet for decades in parades and events around the Northwest. He was a member of the V.F.W., American Legion, Club 170 and a lifetime member of the Pilchuck Yacht Club.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents Alfred (Doc) and Anna (Ann), his sister Marilyn, brother Jim, daughter Karen as well as too many friends to mention. He is now reunited with them all and many more!
He is survived by his children, Linda Wells (George), Lori McCulloch (Mark), Dane Young (Stacy), Daryn Young (Yvonne), along with his grandchildren, great grandchildren and very special girlfriend Betty Greenlee. He will be missed by all who knew him.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Sunday, November 19, at 12:05 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Thomas Family Farm, 9010 Marsh Road, Snohomish, WA 98296.
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