Louise Lida Gygi Young

November 4, 1938 ~ November 12, 2020


Nov. 17, 2020
4:00 AM
Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary

Louise Lida Gygi Young 82, passed away in peace with her family by her side on Thursday November 12th in Riverton, Utah. Missing her husband 13 years was the most difficult challenge of her life. We envision a joyous reunion of two sweethearts reunited again embraced in a grand dance.

Louise was born November 4th, 1938 to Albert John Gygi and Lida R. Packer. She was the oldest of five siblings that she loved and cared for dearly. She married her high school sweetheart George Easton Young on June 11th, 1957 in the Salt Lake Temple. While raising their seven children they found a community to build their home. It soon became the place of safety and refuge, knit together with wonderful neighbors and friends.

She and George owned a custodial business. She also worked in the education field as a secretary at James E. Moss Elementary School in the Granite School District where she made lifelong friends. Her influence of love and compassion was her guiding light. She loved God, family, neighbors, and her fellow man. She served valiantly and nobly for many years in the Primary, Relief Society and visiting teacher. She never spoke ill of anyone and instilled in her children to be a friend to all. We often heard her say, "you don't need to be everyone's best friend, but you can be their friend."

Mother loved the simple things of life. Gardening, family time, vacations, and trips to the mountains of Kamas this was their heaven on earth. This tradition carries on. Her life of compassion and mercy spills over into the character of her children. Each child and grandchild confided in her knowing there would be no retribution. Her counsel was always wise and concise. In her final hours, her last counsel was boldly stated when asked what we could do as a family, she simply and emphatically replied, "just keep the family together!"

Louise is survived by her seven children, Randy (Dianne), Ricky (Sheri), Ray (Julie), Gary (Amy), Jimmy (Amy), Shauna (Troy) Wilkerson and Danny (Shanae); 24 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; brother Dennis Gygi: sister Linda Williams.
Preceded in death by her husband; George Easton Young; parents Albert and Lida Gygi: brothers; Jerry and Roger Gygi, brother-in-law, Dr. Roger Williams, Mother and Father in-law Robert and Ruth Young, sister and brother in-laws, Florence Olschewski, Donna (Jim) Geertsen and Norma (Leon) Wallace .

Due to Covid-19 we will comply with statewide and church guidelines. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday November 17th at 11:00 am at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary (1950 E. 10600 S. Sandy Utah).
We invite family and friends to watch the funeral proceedings live at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 17 through the following link:


We are so sorry to hear the passing of your loving mother. George and Louise were wonderful neighbors for many many years. We still have a picture of your parents on their 4 wheeler going down Julep Dr. with the biggest grins on their faces. Michelle was just asking if I had heard anything on how Louise was, she said mom I don't know why but I've been thinking about Louise the last couple of days. Sending well wishes to you all during this time. Sending well wishes, The Anderson Family.

- Dwight, Lisa, Michelle, Mandy and Currin Anderson
I love George and Louise. Some of my greatest childhood memories were around this family. I’m so glad that are together again. God bless the families they touched and influenced.

- Scott Gilchrist
Aunt louise Was a great Example of how we should live are lifes and love each other her Faith in the Gospel was Beautiful. I know she is haveing a wonderful reunion with Uncle George and grandma and grandpa and my dad and uncle Roger gygi and Uncle Roger Williams we will miss you Calvin , Diana, Adam and John

- Calvin
I'm sorry to hear about dear Aunt Louise. She was a beautiful person with a beautiful soul. I send my love and respect to her family. Her children grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

- Marc Gygi
Sweet Aunt Louise! I will always remember great big hugs from Louise in Grandma's living room on a Sunday afternoon, her happy laughter, and her tender tears and sensitive spirit. So happy to think of Louise and George together again. We love and pray for dear family here as we look forward with faith in Jesus Christ to a glorious family reunion when our turn is done!

- Peter Williams Family
I am sorry to hear of your sweet mother, Louise's passing. I remember her happy and sharing her beautiful smile. She was so kind to everyone she knew or not. <3

- Tralene Cartwright
We were saddened to know of Louise's passing. Your whole family was well thought of. I always enjoyed George, and worked with Louise @ Moss Elementary and Visiting teaching coordinater @Millcreek 8th Ward. Only good memories of them and send our love and condolences to all the Young family.

- Brent and Geri Cartwright
Dear Young Family. We are saddened to hear of your Mother, Louise passing. What a sweet kind lady. Your Mom and have raised such an awesome family. We love and admire this beautiful, amazing family. May the peace of the gospel fill your hearts. Love Chet and Judy

- Chet and Judy Hutchings
We will always Cherish our memories with aunt Louise , we will love and miss her , I have nothing but good memories, everyone was blessed to know her, my condolences to all the young family, we love you guys.

- Ken wallace
Dear Young Family, We love you and feel your loss of a great mom. I don’t know what our lives would have been like if our kids grew up without a Young as a friend. George and Louise were the best neighbors as well. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this hard time. I can only imagine the great joy as the two were reunited on the other side. Love you. Bonnie and Steve

- Bonnie and Steve Gilchrist
I was so sad to hear the passing of my dear sweet cousin Louise, I have so many fond memories of her! I wish I could be there to the funeral! Sending lots of love and prayers to your family. Love, Lois Foote Shriber

- Lois Shriber
To love and be loved is a great gift. Our heartfelt prayers are with your family. The Torayas

- Ariel Toraya
Dear Young family, I'm m so sorry for your loss, may you each be comforted and have peace in the Lord. You are an amazing family who lead by example. No doubt this trait was instilled by your loving parents. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

- MaryAnn Lauritzen
Our hearts go out to the Young family at this time of mourning, she was a very sweet lady. Sending our love and prayers to you all, may God bless you all. Ken and Konnie Pickett

- Ken and Konnie Pickett
We are sorry for your loss but happy for George’s gain. What a beautiful reunion it must have been! Louise was a wonderful woman with a heart of gold! She will be greatly missed by all!

- Thomas Williams family
A sweet tribute to a beautiful lady. We have many sweet memories of George and Louise and are glad they are together again. We are sending heartfelt condolences to the entire a Young family. The Nelson family from MC 8th ward.

- Dave and Donna Nelson