Michael Young

Michael (Mike) Young, 57, of Durango, Colo., passed away at home with his loving wife of 37 years, Mary, by his side. He fought a good fight with dignity and humor as he battled Multiple System Atrophy (MSA).

Mike was a talented and creative handy man. He provided help and a smile for all family, friends, and strangers alike. He enjoyed the outdoors his whole life, which included hunting, camping, boating, 4-wheeling, going to the beach, and many a wine and beer festival.

Mike earned the rank of Eagle Scout as a teenager, which led him to serve in the Youth Conservation Corps. He lived a life of service above self, and was a Paul Harris Fellow, and an active member of the Rotary Club of Durango. Mike will be greatly missed by his friends and family.

He is survived by his wife Mary, his mother Elizabeth Young, and brother Scott (Vivian) Young, niece Cheyenne Young, and nephew Troy Young.

He was preceded in death by his father Edward Young.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. at Hood Mortuary in Durango.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Parkinson Association of the Rockies at parkinsonrockies.org or La Plata Humane Society at LPChumanesociety.org.