Allan Young |

Allan Young

Allan Wilbur Young, 86, of Grass Valley died July 21, 2003, at home.

No services were planned. He was interred at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Masonic Section in Nevada City.

Mr. Young was born in Oakland in 1916, to Charles Edwin Young and Maude Ruggles. He was one of four children. In 1929, he and his family moved to Los Gatos. He attended Montezuma Mountain School, Los Gatos High School, and Stanford majoring in electrical engineering and English. He served in the U.S. Army as a Technical Sargent Grade 4 in World War II and saw action in North Africa, Italy, and Berlin.

He married Betty L. Cronan on May 11, 1946. He worked for PG&E for 38 years in Santa Rosa, Novato, and Petaluma, and finally moving in 1965 to Grass Valley. He was the Drum Division Manager in Nevada County. He enjoyed family outings on the forks of the Yuba River and driving the many mining and logging roads of Nevada, Sierra, and Placer Counties. He was a Master Mason and achieved the 32nd Degree in the Scottish Rite and the 11th in the York. He was affiliated with Nevada City Lodge No. 13 and was a Brother for 57 years. He also served as a vice president of the Nevada City Rotary Club for a year.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Young; sons and daughters-in-law, Lawrence “Larry” and Sara Young of Ventura, and Richard Young and Carolyn Peterson of Daly City and grandchildren Jessica and Charles Young of Ventura.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Junior Statesmen Foundation, 400 S. El Camino, Suite 300, San Mateo, CA 94402 or to the Shriner’s Hospitals – Office of Development, International Shrine Headquarters, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, Fla., 33607-1460.

Persons wishing to contact the Young Family can do so through Larry Young at or 1244 Beachmont Street, Ventura, 93001.

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