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Dr Keneth Godfrey Young
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Birth: Mar. 23, 1916
Harney County
Oregon, USA
Death: Oct. 21, 1965
Shasta County
California, USA

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Enlistment Date: 21 Jul 1942
Enlistment State: Oregon
Grade: Private

Burns Times Herald (Burns, OR)
28 Oct 1965
p. 1, col. 8

Kenneth [sic] Young passes
(photo of Dr. Young)

Friends here will be saddened to know of the passing of Dr. Kenneth [sic] G. Young, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Young of Burns, who died Thursday evening, Oct. 21, 1965 at a Redding, Calif. hospital. He was an instructor psychology and social sciences and coordinator of audio-visual aids at Shasta College in Redding. Dr. Young, age 49, has been in the hospital since Monday, when he was stricken with a heart attack at the college. He was born Mar. 23, 1916 in Burns and was a graduate of Burns Union high school with the class of 1933.

Following this, he graduated from Linfield College with honors in 1938 and first taught two years at Crane high school. He went from there to Long Creek in 1939, where he was principal until he entered the service for four years in 1942, serving in the medical corps. Following his discharge, he went back to Long Creek as principal and then from there to Moro, where he held the same position until 1950. During this time, he was awarded his master's degree in psychology at the University of Colorado and in 1951-52 he studied for and received his doctor's degree in education at Teacher's College at Columbia University in New York. He then spent nine years as director of curriculum for Siskiyou County schools at Yreka, Calif. before going to Shasta College in 1961.

Dr. Young was a life member of the National Education Association, the California Teachers Association, and the California Congress of Parents and Teachers. He also was a member of the American Field Service, the American Education Research Association, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum, Phi Delta Kappa (a national science teachers association), and the National Council for Social Studies. Civic organization to which Dr. Young belonged included the Kiwanis Club in Redding, the Masonic Lodge of Moro, and the Ben Ali Shrine of Sacramento.

Survivors include his widow, Olive S. Young of Redding; his foster son, Anthony Atkins of Redding; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence N. Young, of Burns; three sisters, Mrs. Walter Hudkins of Portland, Mrs. Robert Ackerman of Lakeview, and Mrs. R. E. Shonk of Yreka, Calif.; one brother, Walter I. Young of Portland. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 23, 1965 at 11 a.m. from the First Methodist Church at Redding, with Rev. Robert Noble officiating. Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Yreka, Calif.

*The unusual spelling of his first name (Keneth) is not a typographical error; the name was misspelled in his obituary.
Family links: 
  Clarence Nelson Young (1891 - 1974)
  Zella May Irving Young (1891 - 1981)
  Olive Sawtelle Young (1915 - 2006)
  Walter Irving Young (1914 - 1984)*
  Keneth Godfrey Young (1916 - 1965)
  Myrtle Elizabeth Young Hudkins (1918 - 1992)*
  Mary Yeteve Young Ackerman (1920 - 2011)*
  Alyce Joyce Young Shonk (1925 - 2005)*
*Calculated relationship
Evergreen Cemetery
Siskiyou County
California, USA
Plot: Block 56, Lot 2, Space 8
Created by: Eliza
Record added: May 02, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26542919
Dr Keneth Godfrey Young
Added by: Dave Jones
Dr Keneth Godfrey Young
Added by: Dave Jones
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- Dave Jones
 Added: May. 2, 2008

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