A funeral service will be held at Noon on Friday July 26th at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Cripple Creek where she will be laid to rest alongside her late husband Raymond Earl Young I, her son Raymond Earl Young II and her daughter Linda Marie Sporing.
Jean was born in Kansas. At 17 she met and later married her one-and-only sweetheart Ray Young in Cripple Creek, Colorado where they lived for many years. Ray and Jean were married for over 35 years. After his passing Jean never remarried. She devoted her remaining years to her crafting, her gardening and to her family.
Lovingly referred to by all as “Granny” - a mother of three - she is survived by her daughter Bonnie Jean Peters, 8 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Over the years she also ‘adopted’ several other children who all knew and loved her as a grandmother.
Granny has never forgotten a birthday and often lovingly hand-made the birthday cards she sent. She always kept busy in her garden and could often be found making jewelry or hand-made dolls for her loved ones. She may have only stood 4 ft 7, but might as well have been 7 ft 4. Witty and clever, she never shied away from an opportunity to make a quick wisecrack and make you laugh.
In addition to being a wife, a mother and a homemaker, Jean worked for 13 years at the Bethesda nursing home in both Cripple Creek and in Canon City where she received countless awards for the care she provided to the elderly and infirm.
Despite her own personal losses, Granny’s reputation was one of being a strong and independent woman who was a rock. She truly was the Matriarch and historian of her family.
She will be remembered always with love and admiration and will be missed by the many people whose lives she touched.