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: