Dr. John K. Young of Kersey, CO passed away on June 13, 2023 due to complications following
He was born in Hot Springs, NM to Hobart & Gladys Young on March 29, 1940.
Raised in NM & a graduate of New Mexico State University he relocated to CO to attend Colorado State University where he graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. He and wife, Lynn, raised their family in Greeley and then moved to Arvada where he had a mobile Equine practice for 30 years.
John was very active in numerous civic and professional groups and ultimately president of most: Greeley Jaycees; Greeley Independence Stampede Committee; Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce; Colorado Veterinary Association; The Academy of Veterinary Consultants; Colorado State Fair Commission; Colorado Agriculture Commission but the organization near & dear to his heart was the Roundup Riders of the Rockies. He was happiest on the back of a horse and rode with RRR for 25 years.
He was predeceased by his parents.
Survivors include wife of 63 years, Lynn; sister, Marolyn; children, Doug (Diane), Lova, Lisa (Mark), 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held August 19, 2023 at the Platte River Fort east of Greeley ,22999 US 34, Greeley, 2pm.