The love of my life left me the other day, and the world lost a beautiful person. Corol Jan Young passed away in my arms on Dec. 8, 2016, and for me, life will never be the same.
She was born Nov. 15, 1961, in Clovis, N.M. We first met in high school. I fell in love but didn't even know it.
She graduated from Mountain Home High School in 1979, and we both went into the world on separate paths. She had various occupations, secretary, Carney, cashier and then in 1984, our paths crossed again. We were married in 1991, and we never looked back.
Our lives were by no means perfect. We had our trials and tribulations, but we always made it through together. She worked as a cashier at various businesses, worked at a cinder mine, drove truck, worked grounds and maintenance at Mountain Home Air Force Base, but her favorite was working at Stoecker's Jewelers (go figure; woman and Jewelry).
Later on, she had her own yard care business, where she worked until her illness forced her to stop. She was very loving and would do anything to help her family and friends.
Everybody knew she was near by her infectious laugh which made them smile.
Corol loved animals and would take care of any of them in distress that were in her path. It's probably why we had so many dogs, birds, cats, etc. in our home.
She like people and helped anyone in need. She felt strongly about honesty and integrity and wouldn't hesitate to let you know if you were crossing the line.
She loved the mountains, nature, a large variety of handcrafts, being free and riding her Harley.
Corol is survived by her husband, Scott; her father, Kenneth Johnson; her brother, Dutch Johnson and wife Patti; brother Ronald Johnson and wife, Kim; sister Carol Hanni and husband, Jerry; four nieces, five nephews, four grandnieces and five grandnephews and a very loving family who supported her all the way through. She was preceded in death by her mother, Tilli Johnson, and her daughter, Danielle Ottilia Young.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Mountain Home Humane Society, P.O. Box 10, Mountain Home, ID 83647.