Crawford resident Christopher M. Young died at his home Sunday, May 29, 2016. He was 56.
He lived in Crawford for the past eight years.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life was held. His ashes will be scattered in the Henry Mountains by his best friend Dale McLaughlin of Utah.
Mr. Young was born in Detroit, Mich., May 11, 1960, to Gerald and Sally (Kozlowski) Young. He attended school in Detroit.
On June 17, 2004, he married Tammy Hayes in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He was previously a coal miner at West Elk Mine. He was a mechanic and was skilled in fixing anything with a motor or farm implements and other equipment.
While in Montana, Mr. Young worked for a packer to learn how to pack in on mules. When he moved to Colorado he bought several mules and frequently went up into the West Elks.
He and his friend Dale McLaughlin explored the west deserts of Utah and the Henry Mountains. They rapelled down to the caves in Robbers Roost.
He enjoyed guns, the mountains, camping, history, especially the old west including the Wild Bunch and the two World Wars, his rat terriers and four-wheeling. He was often seen driving his four-wheeler on his way to irrigate for the neighboring ranches.
Mr. Young is survived by his wife, Tammy of Crawford; his mother, Sally Allen and his stepfather, Bud, of Florida; a stepson, Colby Hayes of Longmont; his brother, Jeff (Jonna) Young of Michigan; two stepbrothers, Jim Allen of Florida and Michael Allen of Ohio; his sister, Julie (Stewart) Bartosh of Florida; and a stepsister, Deborah Allen of Florida.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.
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