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Harvey Otis Young

Death: February 27, 2001 (87)
Immediate Family:

Son of George Bowyer Young and Lucy White Young
Brother of Margaret Josephin Young; George Mike Young; Private; Private and William Hayes

Managed by: David Russell Romine
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About Harvey Otis Young


Durango Herald, Durango, Colorado

Harvey Otis Young

  • Descendant of Pres. Jefferson Davis, CSA (great grandson)

A celebration of life and a potluck dinner will be at noon Saturday at the Dolores Community Center for Harvey Otis Young, a lifelong rancher, who died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, in Durango. He was 87.

The cause of death was not disclosed.

Mr. Young was born Feb. 25, 1914, in Colorado Springs. He moved to Durango in September from Mancos. He was married to Beverly Murphy Young for 48 years.

Mr. Young graduated from Colorado State University in Fort Collins with a degree in mechanical engineering. He did graduate work at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and served in the Army Air Corps, both in the states and overseas. He ranched in Dry Creek Basin, Disappointment Valley and Summit Ridge. He was a long-time member of the Farm Bureau and was honored with state awards for his service. He also served on several executive boards.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly of Durango; four children, Beverly Baril of Roanoke, Va.; Max Witkind of Tucson, Ariz.; Jane Morehart of Durango; and Clemence Overholt of Phoenix, Ariz.; three granddaughters, Jeffe Morehart, Jamie Morehart and Jeremie Morehart of Durango; and four grandsons, Travis Witkind and Ilan Baril of Denver, David Baril of Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Thomas Overholt of Tempe, Ariz.

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Harvey Otis Young's Timeline

February 25, 1914
February 27, 2001
Age 87