SILVER SPRINGS, Nev. -Philip Earl Young, 83, passed into the arms of our Heavenly Father on Jan. 18, 2008, at home in Silver Springs. He was born to Jesse Earl and Merle Etna Young on Feb. 17, 1924, in Spokane.
As a young boy he moved with his family to Kelso, where he graduated from Kelso High in 1942. After high school he joined the U.S. Navy serving in World War II. He was a torpedo man in the submarine service. After his discharge he returned to his hometown of Kelso and went to work for Weyerhaeuser Pulp as a pipefitter.
He married his wife of 60 years, Elsie Mae White on Aug. 8, 1947. They went on to have three children. In 1967 he followed a dream of living in Alaska. He and his family moved to Sitka, Alaska where he worked for Alaska Pulp Corp for 20 years. He retired in 1987 and he and his wife moved to Seaview. He spent his retirement years in Seaview remodeling their 100-year-old home. They moved to Silver Springs in 2004.
In Seaview, besides remodeling their home, he enjoyed clam digging and volunteering at St. Mary's Catholic Church and St. Vincent De Paul. He especially loved being with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie; a daughter, Terri and her husband Doug Karpstein of Reno, Nev.; eight grandchildren, Krista Lutes, Keith Karpstein and his wife Amy, Kori Karpstein, Kallie Jokela and her husband John, Zachary Heim, Sarah Young and her husband Jason, Travis Miller and Corinne Young; nine great-grandchildren, Brieanna, Neriah, Hailey, Alissa, Emma, Ashley, Dillon, Dylan and Savannah as well as numerous nieces and nephews. His parents, his sister Dorothy Parsons, his daughter Debbie Young, his son Mike Young and his grandson Jesse Heim, preceded him in death.
He was cremated by Smith Family Crematorium and Funeral Home in Fallon, Nev. In the spring, he will be laid to rest in Kelso at Green Hills Memorial Gardens alongside his daughter, son and grandson.
Condolences may be sent to 2755 Pueblo St., Silver Springs, NV 89429.