Scott Gerard Young, 52, of Eagle Colo. and owner of R&H Mechanical, passed away July 4, 2012 in an accidental drowning in the Colorado River. Scott was born on May 21, 1960, the fifth of 10 children, in Great Falls, Mont., to Darlene Young, his mother, his rock and strength. He graduated from Waupaca High School where he was raised on a farm, and learned to ride, fish and enjoy the outdoors with a list that most people will never know. He went to La Crosse tech school where he learned the HVAC trade and worked in New York City before moving to Colorado to start R&H Mechanical with his brother David. What a journey this business brought him, his family and every person he met in between. Scott met and married the love of his life, Cathy Free Young, on June 10, 1995. They have two of the most beautiful daughters in the world – Brianna, 14, and Kaitlyn, 10. He loved his girls with the same passion that he lived life. He was the best dad in the whole world and taught his girls there was nothing they could not do. Scott loved life and lived it to the fullest, wind surfing was a sport he excelled in along with golf, fly fishing, horse back riding, snowboarding skiing and flying his airplane – it was the wind beneath his wings. Scott injected a positive atmosphere that he would want every one to carry with them. A son, father, husband, brother, true friend, mentor and adventure seeker! He will continue to touch the lives of all he knew through his passion for life. Scott is survived by his best friend, world traveler and beautiful wife, Cathy Young, daughter, Brianna, who brought so much pride and joy to Scott’s heart, and his adventurer and fearless daughter who kept him always on his toes, Kaitlyn. He leaves behind his mother, Darlene Young of Great Falls, Mont.; brothers Dave Young (Kammy) of New Castle, Colo., Tom Young (Toni) of Waupaca, Wis. and George Young of Great Falls, Mont.; sisters Kate Bahr (Bob) of Great Falls, Mont., Patty (Pat) of Great Falls, Mont., Julie (Bob) of Great Falls, Mont., Lynda (Brian) of Kalispell Mont.; nephews Brian Bahr, John Miller, Marshal Young, Bryce Lundquist, Steven and Sean Luwe, Charlie Brewer, Cameron and Landin Young; nieces Ashley Ditlow, Samie Bushman, Nicole Brewer, Alisyn and Emily Lindquist; brothers-in-law Tom Free, Ken Free (Cindy) and Bill Free, all of Pennsylvania; grand nieces, grand nephews and cousins. Scott is preceded in death by his older brothers, Steven and Jim Young. A celebration of Scott’s life was held on Tuesday July 10, 2012 at Gypsum Creek Golf Course, in Gypsum, Colo. The family requests a colorful affair to parallel the life Scott had! Like he said: “I’ve been truly blessed by God! I was given and done more than most…so enjoy.”
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to www.thewaterproject.org .