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Franklin Young

December 30, 1930 — April 8, 2022

Funeral Recording

Franklin Marden Young, loving husband, father, grandpa, brother and friend passed away peacefully on April 8, 2022 at age 91.  Born December 30, 1930 in Richfield Utah to Franklin Archibald Young and Florence Moulton Young, he married his high school sweetheart, Gwen Despain on August 23, 1950 in the Salt Lake Temple.  They were happily married for nearly 70 years.

Marden was drafted into the Army and served in France during the Korean war.  His career in the life-insurance industry took him to California, Indiana and Utah.  Descended from pioneer ancestors, he was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints throughout his life, serving as a dedicated home teacher, temple ordinance worker and in numerous priesthood callings. Marden enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, woodworking, basketball, and computers.  He traveled extensively in the U.S., in his ancestral European homelands, and even to the bottom of the sea.  Marden was a talented mechanic and handyman who could repair anything with wire or duct tape.

He loved his family and was very proud of his posterity.  He is survived by his children Craig (Robyn) Young, Linda (Birch) Holt, Lorie (Mark) West, Patti (Kerry) Chlarson, Paula (Bert) Hubert, 21 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren (with 3 more on the way) and his sister LaRee (David) Ross.  He was preceded in death by his wife Gwen, brothers Gareth and Arlo, sister Eda, son-in-law Mark, grandson Parker and great-granddaughter Presley.

Funeral services will be held Friday April 15th at 11:30 am in the Cottonwood Heights Stake Center, 6890 South Whitmore Way, Cottonwood Heights Utah.  A visitation will be held prior to the service, from 10:30 to 11:30.   Interment will be at Mountain View Memorial Estates, 3115 East 7800 South, Cottonwood Heights.

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Friday, April 15, 2022

10:30 - 11:30 am (Mountain time)

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Friday, April 15, 2022

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