Henrietta Young

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Year Died: 2007

Henrietta Young was born, raised and spent her entire life in Kuna. She graduated from Kuna High School where she played baseball, basketball and was a cheerleader. She married Donald R. Young on June 6, 1949, celebrating 58 years of marriage this year. They had four children: Steven, Loretta, Michael and Don Neal “Pee Wee.” Henrietta had a passion to be in public and at a young age worked in a local grocery store. Later she spent about 15 years at the local bank before joining Don and their sons in the family business, Don Young Construction & Supply, Inc. Evenings and Saturdays she would often fit in a hair appointment for one of her many older lady friends or family. She loved cooking and baking and was famous for cookies, pies and cakes. She never knew a stranger and they were always welcome for dinner. Henrietta loved TCBY and M&M Peanuts and she called them her one-a-day vitamins. Henrietta loved to shop with her daughter, Loretta and with her sister, Deloris. She enjoyed good times with friends. Her girlfriends were a very big part of her life and activities. She liked bowling, playing cards, traveling to Lions Club activities and conventions, and Kavemen Travelers Good Sam trips with her husband. She was very sports-oriented and enjoyed watching the kids play school sports. Sports were a great part of her life and she was a participant as well as a fan. Don gave her clubs for golfing and her own gun to trap shoot as they traveled all over the West. Henrietta’s husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were very important to her and the loves of her life. She loved and encouraged family get-togethers. She told a granddaughter she wanted to kick this (Parkinson’s’ Disease) and put on her dancing shoes. Survivors include her husband, Donald R. Young of Kuna; her children, Loretta Young-Sidener (Tom) of Meridian; Michael of Boise; and Don Neal “PeeWee,” of Boise; grandchildren, Stephanie Birkle (John) of Woodland, Calif., Jennifer Young of Kuna, Nick Young (Jackie) of Nampa, and Breanne Young of Meridian; great-grandchildren, Grant Birkle, Lauren Birkle, and Emma Young; and sister Ann Davis of Omaha, Neb. She was preceded in death by her son, Steve, her parents, and her sister, Deloris Kern. The family wishes to thank the staffs of Aspen Traditional Rehab, XL Hospice, Capitol Care Center, and the doctors and nurses who gave loving care to Henrietta.