Keith L. Young | 1935-2018

Published Saturday, January 13, 2018

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Keith L. Young

Keith L. Young, 82, of Bridgeport, died Monday Jan. 8.

Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport and will be officiated by Pastor Steve Hill. Burial will follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery.

Keith was born Dec. 3, 1935, in Offerle, Kansas to Hobart and Gladys (Piland) Young. He married Mary Giles on March 31, 1955.

A petroleum engineer for 25 years, Keith eventually earned his teaching degree and became a teacher for the Texas prison systems. He worked well into his early 80s until he fell ill. Keith was also a mentor for young men going into the engineering profession. He was a member of Toastmasters International and the Spirit Life Church. His hobbies were anything related to geology and genealogy.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents, brother Carl Young, and sisters Lola Campbell and Lorna Wicks.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Mary Young; son Allan Young; daughters Julie Young and Janette Files; sisters Grace Moe and Deloris Pitts; grandchildren Sheree Gray, Jordan Files, Sophy Fillipelli, Gretchen Jensen, Hope Young and Viki Shade; and three great-grandchildren.

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