Jess was born in Zanesville, Ohio, to Russell and Rita Erwine, on September 29, 1953. She married Ira Young on October 16, 1978 and traveled with him through his Air Force assignments. The U.S. Air Force stationed them in Mtn Home in 1986 and that is where they have lived, and made their home, ever since.
Not a person Jess touched can forget her sense of humor and the friendship she gave to anyone who needed it. Her husband Ira and her children Robert Merrill, Tammy Van Meer and Crystal Grice would like to thank all those that celebrated her life and allowed her to love and touch your life. We will miss her, but heaven just got a lot more friendly.
Jess is survived by her husband Ira, her son Robert Merrill, her daughter Tammy and her husband Chuck Van Meer, her daughter Crystal and her husband Dustin Grice all of Mountain Home, her brothers; Jack Erwine of Ohio, Ken Ricketts of No. Carolina and Glenn Erwine of Virginia, her sisters: Judy Wofter of Ohio, Toni Bright of No. Carolina, Sue Erwine of Pennsylvania, and fourteen grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Lisa.
Memorials in Jessie's honor can be made to the American Lung Association, 8030 Emerald St, Suite 175, Boise, ID 83704.