Memorial services for longtime Dove Creek resident Rubin Francis Young were held on December 19 at the Dove Creek Community Center. Private interment services also took place.
Francis was born on October 2, 1937 in Clovis, N.M. to Robert Elree and Zelma (Loffland) Young.
He passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, CO on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the age of 76.
On August 22, 1960 in Cortez, Francis married Edna Marie Maness. They shared 53 years of marriage.
Francis was a miner, mechanic and farmer for many years. He was a talented musician and loved playing and singing.
Francis loved to talk to people and was always ready to tell a joke.
Restoring old cars and tractors is a hobby that brought him much enjoyment. Francis also loved to hunt, fish and trap. Although spending time with his family was what brought him the most enjoyment.
Francis is survived by his wife, Edna Marie Young of Dove Creek; children Dan R. (Marilyn) Young of Cahone Mesa, UT, Rodney G. Young of Dove Creek, Buddy A. (Summer Davis) Young of Dove Creek, Ray L. (Billie Jo) Young of Bloomfield, N.M., Charlet M. (Michael) Johnson of Cortez, Leona J. (Chris) Halls of Monticello, UT, Wayne R. Young of Dove Creek, and Kathy S. (John) Bussard of Dove Creek; sisters Mary Watkins of Dove Creek and Dorothy Holiday of Phoenix, AZ; brother, Robert (Ocia) Young of Dove Creek; and 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Zelma Young.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Francis Young Memorial Fund at the Community Bank of Colorado, Dove Creek.
Services are under the direction of Ertel Funeral Home.
For further information or to send condolences, log on to www.ertelfuneralhome.com and click on the obituary section.