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June 23, 2009 3:39 am

Edward Morris Young, Jr.

(Jan. 12, 1934 - June 19 , 2009)

Edward Morris Young, Jr., 75, died June 19, at his home in Powell after a short battle with cancer.

He was born Jan. 12, 1934 in Tecamah, Neb. to Edward Morris and Lydia C. (Bixby) Young.

Ed graduated from high school in West Point, Neb. After two years at the School of Mines in Butte, Mont., he spent 1954-1956 in the U.S. Army. He then continued his education, attending a number of different colleges and universities. He earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wyoming and a master of science degree from the University of North Dakota.

Ed married Norma Mae Pospishil in Wayne, Neb. on Aug. 24, 1958. To this union, twin boys were born in Laramie. The family then moved to Powell, where Ed taught high school science for 26 years. He also taught night classes for the University of Wyoming and Northwest College.

Ed retired in 1989, and for the next 20 years, he and Norma traveled, spending 17 winters in Ajo, Ariz. He also enjoyed fishing, reading, woodcarving, woodturning and astrophotography.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Norma; sons Robert (Sally) of Ekalaka, Mont., and Roger (Lori) of Whitehall, Mont.; brother Allen (Nancy) of Albuquerque, N.M. and five grandsons.

At his request, Ed was cremated, and no funeral services are planned, though the family welcomes cards, calls or visits. Memorials in his memory may be sent to Powell Valley Hospice at 777 Avenue H.

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