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Thomas Allen Young, 63 of Dietrich, Idaho died May 24, 2018 at his home in Dietrich, Idaho.
Thomas Allen Young was born on April 3, 1955, in Los Angeles, CA and was adopted July 6, 1955, on his grandfather's birthday, by Allen Richard Young and Patricia Agnes Lund, Young. That afternoon proud dad put up a sign in the front yard of their home in Gardena, Ca, "It's a bbb0000yyy!!! Tom was raised in Gardena, Bell, Yucaipa and Torrance, CA where he attended North Torrance High School. He had one year of college in Camarillo, CA, but never stopped learning. He had studied Auto Mechanics in High School. He worked as a boat mechanic in San Pedro, CA. He received a birthday gift of Scuba Diving Lessons while in High School and spent many hours in the water around Redondo Beach and Catalina Island bringing home lobster and abalone. He also enjoyed learning all he could about life in the ocean. Tom was an avid photographer, winning many blue ribbons from the local fair, for his submissions. He loved sharing photos with family and friends, online and as gifts. We will all miss the beautiful birds, flowers and frosty trees. Tom also enjoyed researching and setting up helpful programs for businesses and organizations i.e. the Shoshone Cemetery District where he has every plot logged with vital information to help locate friends and relatives.
Tom followed his Mom and sisters to Idaho where he worked in Gooding and Twin Falls in Diesel Engines, and Boat Repairs. After the boat shop closed, a friend suggested he apply for the Public Works Director at the City of Dietrich. He was accepted and thus began a 14-year relationship with the townspeople, and building the water, sewer and wastewater system into a state of the arts system for the City of Dietrich. For which he received SOURCE WATER PROTECTION SYSTEM OF THE YEAR from the Idaho Water Resources Board at their Annual Meeting earlier this year.
Tom was preceded in death by his Grandparents, J. Leo and Gladys Young, Roy and Sally Anderson, and Lester C Lund, his father, Allen R Young, and step-father, James J. Baker and cousin, Michael D Young.
Tom is survived by his mother, Patricia A Baker of Shoshone, ID, Sisters, Joyce (Richard) Rawson of Livingston MT, Carol (Harold Sauer) Petty of Filer, step brothers & sisters, Randy Baker, Palm Springs CA, Michael (Kimberly) Baker, Deer Park, WA, Kevin Baker, Fort Atkinson, WI, Greg Baker, Joplin, MO, Robin (Balys) Platukis, Jacksonville FL, Christi (Robert) Emmons, Bellflower CA. Tom is also survived by many nieces and nephews
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the Dietrich LDS Church, Dietrich Idaho, with Pastor Hoby Spark, Shoshone First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Dietrich Cemetery, Dietrich, Idaho. The family would like to extend an invitation for everyone to please join them at the Eagle's Nest in Dietrich following the graveside service.
Memorial gifts may be left with the mortuary for a future tribute in Tom’s name in the Dietrich area.
Condolences, memories and photos can be shared with the family by following the obituary link at www.demarayfuneralservice.com.