John Young

Obituary of John Keith Young

Dr. John K. Young of Kersey, CO  passed away on June 13, 2023 due to complications following

heart surgery. 


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.

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