Andrew "Jene" Young, lifetime Delta County resident, died July 30, 2017, at his home in Eckert. He was 88.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at the Cory Cemetery with Pastor Paul Rosin officiating.
Mr. Young was born Feb. 21, 1929, to Frank and Nita (Hanson) Young in Cedaredge. He spent his childhood in Cedaredge and graduated from Cedaredge High School. He earned a bachelor's degree from University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.
On June 8, 1958, he married Virginia Durkee in Denver.
Mr. Young served in the U.S. Air Force and resided in Eckert for 56 years. He was a member of the Eckert Masonic Lodge, AF&AM and Cedaredge American Legion. He was awarded a 50-year continuous membership from the American Legion.
Mr. Young enjoyed reading, spending time with his family and his home.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Virginia of Eckert; two sons, Victor Young and Robert Young; and his adoptive daughter, Ziggie Hatley.
He was preceded in death by his older brother, Bill Young; his twin brother, John "Jack" Young; and his son, James "Jim" Young.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.