Ray Alex Young

Ray Alex Young, 89 years and 11 months, passed away September 17, 2013, at the Bennett County Hospital. Quietly, his name was called as God needed a bridge builder, road builder and a cowboy to ride His range. 

Ray was born at LaCreek, S.D., Oct. 9, 1923, to the union of Walter and Winnie Young. He grew up on Pass Creek and attended school until his junior year. He joined the Navy with his brother Walter (Sage) Young in 1942, and served on a ship in the Pacific in World War II, until his discharge in 1946. 

Ray married Marquerite Ruff on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 1959. This home was blessed with four beautiful girls. 

He is survived by his four daughters, Sherry, Shelley, Sharld, and Shannon, 17 beloved grand children and one beloved great grandson. Ray is also survived by one brother Maurice Young of Martin, S.D., sister-in-law Alice Young of Martin, S.D., sister-in-law Norma Young Johnson of Arkansas, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 


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