December 14, 1931 – August 21, 2018
Orin Young, 86, of Story, Wyoming died August 21, 2018 at the Veteran’s Hospital in Sheridan, Wyoming. He died peacefully of natural causes, surrounded by his family. Orin was born to Norm and Billie (Snyder) Young on December 14, 1931 in Midwest, Wyoming. His brother Tom Young was born five years later. Orin grew up in Midwest at the Electric plant and graduated from Midwest High School. He played Midwest football and loved to tell stories about his team’s success. He was proud of the fact that Midwest High School was the first school in the nation to have a lighted football field. In his youth he worked in the oil field and on local ranches. The electric plant was special to him and he was proud of his Midwest heritage. He had many friends in Midwest that he kept in touch with over the years. Throughout his life he enriched family and friends with his stories and knowledge the electric plant and the town of Midwest. He landed in Korea on his twenty-first birthday. He was in the 5th Infantry and was a self-taught seismographer for locating enemy artillery. He also described how he shot pheasants and cooked them in his helmet. Orin married Margaret Bybee on July 8, 1955. They raised three children, Susan, Kathleen, and Stewart. Orin built a house in Casper for them. He loved his family and was proud of his wife and children. The legacy to his children and his grandchildren is kindness and hard work. He loved people and life. He loved to laugh. Orin and Margaret moved to Story in 1978 to take care of his aging parents. He graduated from North Dakota School of Science with associate degrees in refrigeration, electrician, and mechanist. He was a master electrician for most of his life and owned several successful businesses with Margaret and later Stewart, as well. Flying mesmerized him and he flew until his health prohibited it. He navigated Wyoming in is airplane and often landed in his friends’ pastures. Orin could fix anything and loved the challenge of a mechanical problem. Sometimes he even fixed things that weren’t broken. He loved people and loved to make them laugh with jokes and stories. He was friendly to everyone and never held a grudge. He made a special effort to keep in touch with family and friends. Orin is preceded in death by his parents, Norm and Billie (Snyder) Young, his daughter, Kathleen Young, his granddaughter Laura Dow and his great granddaughter, Adeline Horner. He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Bybee) Young; his brother, Tom Young; his son Stewart Young (Anne) and his daughter, Susan Dow (Bert); his grandchildren Brandon Dow (Molly), Kevin Dow (Meagan), Katie, Rebecca, Matthew Young, Asher Horner (Lindsey), Abe Horner (Tanja); his great grandchildren, Eleanor and Graham Dow, Faith Young, Ava Young, Bella, Jack, Maddy, Horner, Alivia Horner. A memorial fund for Orin has been established with the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum, PO Box 596, Buffalo, WY 82834, attention Kelsey. No service is planned at this time.