Robert Charles (Bob) YoungJanuary 23, 1916 – June 17, 2004
Former Glenwood Springs resident Robert C. Young, a two-year resident of Grand Junction, died in his home on June 17, 2004, after a lengthy illness.Bob was born in Denver, the son of Ethel and Louis Young, on Jan. 23, 1916. He attended schools in Denver, graduating from East High School. He then took two courses in Denver to become a public accountant.He married Dorothy Houghton in 1939 and worked in the accounting departments of both New York Life and Continental Airlines. In 1944, they moved to Glenwood Springs and went into the tire re-cap business with Dorothy’s father, Ray Houghton. Later, Bob used his accounting knowledge to start his own business and was able to pick up business accounts easily. Later, he was asked to run for justice of the peace for Glenwood Springs, and was voted into that office. He spent a total of 34 years as justice of the peace, an office that was known later as magistrate, then finally municipal judge.He carried on with the accounting practice as well for the duration of his stay in Glenwood Springs.Dorothy and Bob had a son, Robert Charles Young II, who died in 1964 at the age of 3. Dorothy died in 1973.Bob married Jeris N. Allchurch on Feb. 6, 1976. They continued to live in Glenwood Springs until May 16, 2002, when they moved to Grand Junction.He and Jeris traveled whenever they were able, until his health began to fail. While still in Glenwood Springs, Bob loved having morning coffee each day with friends at a local restaurant. At home, he enjoyed spending time playing bridge, poker and cribbage on his computer. He was loved, and his family will miss him greatly.He is survived by his wife Jeris N. Young; two stepdaughters, Kim (Frank) Morrison of Battleground, Wash., and Erin (Pat) McCauley of Howell, Mich; three grandsons, Jared, Ryan and Brenden McCauley; and one niece, Meredith Boys of Molalla, Ore.In addition to his first wife, Dorothy and their son, he was preceded in death by his parents.A memorial service will take place in Glenwood Springs, and more information will be available through a future edition of the Post Independent.Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Association, 743 Horizon Court, Grand Junction, CO 81506 or the American Cancer Society, 2754 Compass Drive, Grand Junction, 81506.Callahan-Edfast Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
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