ATASCADERO ó Billie A. Young, 82, of Atascadero died on Feb. 14, 2013, after an eight-year battle with lung cancer. Billie was a special and amazing woman who will be dearly missed.
She was born July 19, 1930, in Pocatello, Idaho. She was the youngest of seven children and grew up on her parentís farm in Fort Hall, Idaho.
Billie attended Business College in Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated and got a job for a lawyer as a legal secretary where she met the love of her life, LeRoy Young. They married and traveled for several years with their three young children. They moved to Atascadero in 1961, where Bille got a job as bookkeeper for Hagle DeCou Lumber Co. She worked there for several years until LeRoy and his brother started Young Brothers Construction Co. Bille worked beside LeRoy doing the company books until LeRoy retired.
Her love for antiques grew to more than just a hobby, when she found a dilapidated old Colony home and convinced LeRoy that with his fine carpentry skills they could restore the home. They decided to start an antique business, Ye Olde Antiques. Together they traveled the country buying and restoring antiques. They set up displays at antique shows where they sold them to the public. They continued their antique adventures till 2002 when LeRoy got sick and passed away.
Billie was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Her family had a long history with the Mormon religion. She got involved with the church, which helped her find out her family genealogy.
Billie is survived by her children, Don Young, David Young (Debbie), Debi Sanford (Dave); grandchildren, Kathleen, Tony, Derrick, Alysa, David, Shondra, Thomas, Jessica and Scott; and many great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at Atascadero District Cemetery. A viewing will be held at Chapel of the Roses from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21.For the complete article see the 02-20-2013 issue.
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