Richard Carroll “Dick” Young
February 8, 1932 ~ August 6, 2017
Richard Carroll “Dick” Young died in Roseville CA, August 6, 2017 with his family by his side. He was born in Sacramento February 8, 1932 to Jacob C and Anne C (Petersen) Young.
He married Joan Bosworth in 1954 in Reno. His college education was interrupted 2 years while serving in the Army at Ft. Belvoir VA. While he received his degree from University of Nevada in Reno he and Joan were raising 3 children. He followed in his dad’s footsteps as a Civil Engineer.
Moving to Yuba City he worked 38 years for Division of Highways/CalTrans in Marysville. He is remembered by Don Lane of USFS LTBMU for his collaboration and CalTrans grant preparation for the Pope/Baldwin recreation/bike trail to Spring Creek.
He was a full-time dad, supporting their son Pete’s football, Boy Scouting and hunting interests; their daughters Sherry and Christy’s Camp Fire Girls, school orchestras, band and high school musicals.
The family camped, backpacked, skied, boated, and traveled extensively and enjoyed family reunions. Dick taught boating safety with United States Power and Sail Squadrons. He was on the Yuba City Planning Commission, then City Council, then was Mayor of Yuba City in 1969.
With children grown, Dick and Joan moved to South Lake Tahoe and enjoyed 12 years in their beloved Sierra. They volunteered with Barton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Lake Tahoe Historical Society; Sheriff’s Team of Active Retirees (STAR- El Dorado Co.) and Oregon California (Emigrant) Trails Association. Dick served as president of most of the foregoing organizations. Life in the idyllic Tahoe setting suited him well, but with diminishing health they returned to the Sacramento Valley.
He is survived by his wife Joan, daughters Sharon Wonder and Christy Estabrook, son Pete Young and their spouses. Five grandchildren and three great grandchildren, Dick’s cousins Norma Jean Rogers and family of Vacaville and Christine Heal and family in Chico.
A memorial will be held Sunday October, 22nd at 2pm at Lake Tahoe Senior Center 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. across from the Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum.