William Earl (Sonny) Young, 75, passed away Monday July 21, 2014, at his home in Eagle, Idaho, with his wife and son at his side. Sonny was born March 1, 1939, in Boise, Idaho, to Fred and Margaret Young; he grew up mainly in the Boise/Meridian area, moving at a young age to Elk City, Idaho, to work as a hunting guide and the logging industry. He was enlisted in the Army from 1961-1967, and he was mostly stationed in Germany.
He married his wife of 50 years in 1964; at that time they lived in Elk City where they had three children. He moved his family to Seldovia, Alaska, to continue logging in 1971. In 1973, the family moved to Kenai where Sonny went to work for ARCO; he eventually retired and Sonny and Mary moved back to Idaho in 1999.
Sonny enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and most of all his grandkids. He had a great sense of humor and was quick with a joke or a funny story. He will be sorely missed by all those who knew and loved him. He was a kind man who always made you feel comfortable in his home. We find great comfort in knowing he went home to the Lord and all those who have passed before him.
Sonny is preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Phyllis Thompson; his grandson, William Daniel Andrus; and many other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; his daughters, Suzanne (Mark) Ducker and Leigh (Tony) Andrus; his son, Clay; his grandchildren, Tony and Randi Kaser-Andrus, Ashley Young and Brandon Ducker; his sisters, Mary Walker and Wynn (Bill) Park of California; along with other relatives and friends in Alaska, Idaho and California.
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