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Rocky Mountain Obituaries 9-12-11

Pat Markham Young II, 46, of Loveland, Colo., passed away September 2, 2011 after a long battle with cancer.

He was born in Longmont, Colo., August 17, 1965 to Pat M. Young and Christina (Johnson) Young of Ft. Collins, Colo.

Pat was a very diverse person who loved to hunt, fish, camp, travel and spend time with his family and friends. His biggest idol was John Wayne. He loved to cook and even wrote a cookbook. He loved auctions and sales. He loved people and the interaction with crowds.

Pat graduated from Loveland High School, and had a Bachelors Degree from Empire Business College. While in school he was a Larimer County Explorer. He served eight years in the Army and the National Guard from 1984-1992.

He was a world champion dancer and owned the first Country Western Dance Studio in northern Colorado, and taught dance lessons at local events and the Sundance in Ft. Collins. He was a 4-H leader in Larimer County for 22 years and had his own club. He also coached youth baseball. He was a co-founder of the Ghost Riders Father’s Day Poker Run.

Pat married Crystal (Nordyke) Young October 17, 1998 and had two children, John Wayne and Rebecca Morgan. Pat was a 3rd generation auctioneer who started his first business at 16 years old to do benefit auctions for local charities and organizations. He was an accomplished auctioneer that recently owned his dream company that allowed him to continue helping the community. Over the years he did benefit auctions for local schools, churches, and non-profit organizations, Elder House, Santa Cops of Larimer County, Larimer County 4-H, St. Jude’s Hospital, Ducks Unlimited, Shared Journeys Foundation and Ghost Riders among others.

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He is survived by his wife, Crystal (Nordyke) Young, son John Wayne and daughter Rebecca Morgan of Loveland, Colo.; father Pat M. Young and mother Christina J. (Johnson) Young of Ft. Collins, Colo.; Sister Sharie (Terry) Bland and sons Dalton and Wade of Loveland, Colo.; Grandma Bobby Johnson of Platteville, Colo.; Aunt Ginger (Jim) Swets and Daughter Colleen of Timnath, Colo.; Uncle Robert Johnson of Evans, Colo.; Aunt & Uncle Donna & Roy Booth of Brighton, Colo.; Many aunts, uncles and cousins from Colorado and Kansas; father-in-law and mother-in-law Gordon and Caroline Nordyke of Bennett, Colo. and Sister-in-law Kim (Andy) Iverson and son Kendrick of Bennett, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Burl and Velma Young of Ft. Collins, Colo and Arthur B. Johnson of Platteville, Colo.

Services were held Friday September 9, 2011 at Good Shepherd Church in Loveland, Colo.

Interment was in the Resthaven in Ft. Collins, Colo.

In Lieu of flowers please send donations to the Pat M. Young II Memorial Fund at Homestate Bank.

Pat Markham Young II, 46, of Loveland, Colo., passed away September 2, 2011 after a long battle with cancer.

He was born in Longmont, Colo., August 17, 1965 to Pat M. Young and Christina (Johnson) Young of Ft. Collins, Colo.

Pat was a very diverse person who loved to hunt, fish, camp, travel and spend time with his family and friends. His biggest idol was John Wayne. He loved to cook and even wrote a cookbook. He loved auctions and sales. He loved people and the interaction with crowds.

Pat graduated from Loveland High School, and had a Bachelors Degree from Empire Business College. While in school he was a Larimer County Explorer. He served eight years in the Army and the National Guard from 1984-1992.

He was a world champion dancer and owned the first Country Western Dance Studio in northern Colorado, and taught dance lessons at local events and the Sundance in Ft. Collins. He was a 4-H leader in Larimer County for 22 years and had his own club. He also coached youth baseball. He was a co-founder of the Ghost Riders Father’s Day Poker Run.

Pat married Crystal (Nordyke) Young October 17, 1998 and had two children, John Wayne and Rebecca Morgan. Pat was a 3rd generation auctioneer who started his first business at 16 years old to do benefit auctions for local charities and organizations. He was an accomplished auctioneer that recently owned his dream company that allowed him to continue helping the community. Over the years he did benefit auctions for local schools, churches, and non-profit organizations, Elder House, Santa Cops of Larimer County, Larimer County 4-H, St. Jude’s Hospital, Ducks Unlimited, Shared Journeys Foundation and Ghost Riders among others.

He is survived by his wife, Crystal (Nordyke) Young, son John Wayne and daughter Rebecca Morgan of Loveland, Colo.; father Pat M. Young and mother Christina J. (Johnson) Young of Ft. Collins, Colo.; Sister Sharie (Terry) Bland and sons Dalton and Wade of Loveland, Colo.; Grandma Bobby Johnson of Platteville, Colo.; Aunt Ginger (Jim) Swets and Daughter Colleen of Timnath, Colo.; Uncle Robert Johnson of Evans, Colo.; Aunt & Uncle Donna & Roy Booth of Brighton, Colo.; Many aunts, uncles and cousins from Colorado and Kansas; father-in-law and mother-in-law Gordon and Caroline Nordyke of Bennett, Colo. and Sister-in-law Kim (Andy) Iverson and son Kendrick of Bennett, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Burl and Velma Young of Ft. Collins, Colo and Arthur B. Johnson of Platteville, Colo.

Services were held Friday September 9, 2011 at Good Shepherd Church in Loveland, Colo.

Interment was in the Resthaven in Ft. Collins, Colo.

In Lieu of flowers please send donations to the Pat M. Young II Memorial Fund at Homestate Bank.

Pat Markham Young II, 46, of Loveland, Colo., passed away September 2, 2011 after a long battle with cancer.

He was born in Longmont, Colo., August 17, 1965 to Pat M. Young and Christina (Johnson) Young of Ft. Collins, Colo.

Pat was a very diverse person who loved to hunt, fish, camp, travel and spend time with his family and friends. His biggest idol was John Wayne. He loved to cook and even wrote a cookbook. He loved auctions and sales. He loved people and the interaction with crowds.

Pat graduated from Loveland High School, and had a Bachelors Degree from Empire Business College. While in school he was a Larimer County Explorer. He served eight years in the Army and the National Guard from 1984-1992.

He was a world champion dancer and owned the first Country Western Dance Studio in northern Colorado, and taught dance lessons at local events and the Sundance in Ft. Collins. He was a 4-H leader in Larimer County for 22 years and had his own club. He also coached youth baseball. He was a co-founder of the Ghost Riders Father’s Day Poker Run.

Pat married Crystal (Nordyke) Young October 17, 1998 and had two children, John Wayne and Rebecca Morgan. Pat was a 3rd generation auctioneer who started his first business at 16 years old to do benefit auctions for local charities and organizations. He was an accomplished auctioneer that recently owned his dream company that allowed him to continue helping the community. Over the years he did benefit auctions for local schools, churches, and non-profit organizations, Elder House, Santa Cops of Larimer County, Larimer County 4-H, St. Jude’s Hospital, Ducks Unlimited, Shared Journeys Foundation and Ghost Riders among others.

He is survived by his wife, Crystal (Nordyke) Young, son John Wayne and daughter Rebecca Morgan of Loveland, Colo.; father Pat M. Young and mother Christina J. (Johnson) Young of Ft. Collins, Colo.; Sister Sharie (Terry) Bland and sons Dalton and Wade of Loveland, Colo.; Grandma Bobby Johnson of Platteville, Colo.; Aunt Ginger (Jim) Swets and Daughter Colleen of Timnath, Colo.; Uncle Robert Johnson of Evans, Colo.; Aunt & Uncle Donna & Roy Booth of Brighton, Colo.; Many aunts, uncles and cousins from Colorado and Kansas; father-in-law and mother-in-law Gordon and Caroline Nordyke of Bennett, Colo. and Sister-in-law Kim (Andy) Iverson and son Kendrick of Bennett, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Burl and Velma Young of Ft. Collins, Colo and Arthur B. Johnson of Platteville, Colo.

Services were held Friday September 9, 2011 at Good Shepherd Church in Loveland, Colo.

Interment was in the Resthaven in Ft. Collins, Colo.

In Lieu of flowers please send donations to the Pat M. Young II Memorial Fund at Homestate Bank.

Pat Markham Young II, 46, of Loveland, Colo., passed away September 2, 2011 after a long battle with cancer.

He was born in Longmont, Colo., August 17, 1965 to Pat M. Young and Christina (Johnson) Young of Ft. Collins, Colo.

Pat was a very diverse person who loved to hunt, fish, camp, travel and spend time with his family and friends. His biggest idol was John Wayne. He loved to cook and even wrote a cookbook. He loved auctions and sales. He loved people and the interaction with crowds.

Pat graduated from Loveland High School, and had a Bachelors Degree from Empire Business College. While in school he was a Larimer County Explorer. He served eight years in the Army and the National Guard from 1984-1992.

He was a world champion dancer and owned the first Country Western Dance Studio in northern Colorado, and taught dance lessons at local events and the Sundance in Ft. Collins. He was a 4-H leader in Larimer County for 22 years and had his own club. He also coached youth baseball. He was a co-founder of the Ghost Riders Father’s Day Poker Run.

Pat married Crystal (Nordyke) Young October 17, 1998 and had two children, John Wayne and Rebecca Morgan. Pat was a 3rd generation auctioneer who started his first business at 16 years old to do benefit auctions for local charities and organizations. He was an accomplished auctioneer that recently owned his dream company that allowed him to continue helping the community. Over the years he did benefit auctions for local schools, churches, and non-profit organizations, Elder House, Santa Cops of Larimer County, Larimer County 4-H, St. Jude’s Hospital, Ducks Unlimited, Shared Journeys Foundation and Ghost Riders among others.

He is survived by his wife, Crystal (Nordyke) Young, son John Wayne and daughter Rebecca Morgan of Loveland, Colo.; father Pat M. Young and mother Christina J. (Johnson) Young of Ft. Collins, Colo.; Sister Sharie (Terry) Bland and sons Dalton and Wade of Loveland, Colo.; Grandma Bobby Johnson of Platteville, Colo.; Aunt Ginger (Jim) Swets and Daughter Colleen of Timnath, Colo.; Uncle Robert Johnson of Evans, Colo.; Aunt & Uncle Donna & Roy Booth of Brighton, Colo.; Many aunts, uncles and cousins from Colorado and Kansas; father-in-law and mother-in-law Gordon and Caroline Nordyke of Bennett, Colo. and Sister-in-law Kim (Andy) Iverson and son Kendrick of Bennett, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Burl and Velma Young of Ft. Collins, Colo and Arthur B. Johnson of Platteville, Colo.

Services were held Friday September 9, 2011 at Good Shepherd Church in Loveland, Colo.

Interment was in the Resthaven in Ft. Collins, Colo.

In Lieu of flowers please send donations to the Pat M. Young II Memorial Fund at Homestate Bank.

Pat Markham Young II, 46, of Loveland, Colo., passed away September 2, 2011 after a long battle with cancer.

He was born in Longmont, Colo., August 17, 1965 to Pat M. Young and Christina (Johnson) Young of Ft. Collins, Colo.

Pat was a very diverse person who loved to hunt, fish, camp, travel and spend time with his family and friends. His biggest idol was John Wayne. He loved to cook and even wrote a cookbook. He loved auctions and sales. He loved people and the interaction with crowds.

Pat graduated from Loveland High School, and had a Bachelors Degree from Empire Business College. While in school he was a Larimer County Explorer. He served eight years in the Army and the National Guard from 1984-1992.

He was a world champion dancer and owned the first Country Western Dance Studio in northern Colorado, and taught dance lessons at local events and the Sundance in Ft. Collins. He was a 4-H leader in Larimer County for 22 years and had his own club. He also coached youth baseball. He was a co-founder of the Ghost Riders Father’s Day Poker Run.

Pat married Crystal (Nordyke) Young October 17, 1998 and had two children, John Wayne and Rebecca Morgan. Pat was a 3rd generation auctioneer who started his first business at 16 years old to do benefit auctions for local charities and organizations. He was an accomplished auctioneer that recently owned his dream company that allowed him to continue helping the community. Over the years he did benefit auctions for local schools, churches, and non-profit organizations, Elder House, Santa Cops of Larimer County, Larimer County 4-H, St. Jude’s Hospital, Ducks Unlimited, Shared Journeys Foundation and Ghost Riders among others.

He is survived by his wife, Crystal (Nordyke) Young, son John Wayne and daughter Rebecca Morgan of Loveland, Colo.; father Pat M. Young and mother Christina J. (Johnson) Young of Ft. Collins, Colo.; Sister Sharie (Terry) Bland and sons Dalton and Wade of Loveland, Colo.; Grandma Bobby Johnson of Platteville, Colo.; Aunt Ginger (Jim) Swets and Daughter Colleen of Timnath, Colo.; Uncle Robert Johnson of Evans, Colo.; Aunt & Uncle Donna & Roy Booth of Brighton, Colo.; Many aunts, uncles and cousins from Colorado and Kansas; father-in-law and mother-in-law Gordon and Caroline Nordyke of Bennett, Colo. and Sister-in-law Kim (Andy) Iverson and son Kendrick of Bennett, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Burl and Velma Young of Ft. Collins, Colo and Arthur B. Johnson of Platteville, Colo.

Services were held Friday September 9, 2011 at Good Shepherd Church in Loveland, Colo.

Interment was in the Resthaven in Ft. Collins, Colo.

In Lieu of flowers please send donations to the Pat M. Young II Memorial Fund at Homestate Bank.