Charles A. ‘Chuck’ Young, 89, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Chuck was born on August 25, 1926 in Call, Texas the son of William & Cordelia (Page) Young. He was raised and attended school in Pollock, Louisiana.
In June of 1945 Chuck enlisted into the U.S. Navy where he served his country for nearly 20 years as an airplane electrician foreman. He received numerous medals while in the service and had traveled across the U.S. and the world over and over again.
After his discharge in 1964 he made his home in Burlington, a town he visited when he was stationed at NAS Whidbey, and he worked as an electrician at Northern State Hospital in Sedro-Woolley. It was there that he met Muriel Finsen-Metcalf and they were united in marriage in Burlington in 1966 and then made their home in Sedro-Woolley. Chuck worked at Northern State Hospital until its closure, then worked for Skagit Steel in Sedro-Woolley and finally Intalco Refinery in Ferndale as an electrician until his retirement in 1991.
He and Muriel enjoyed traveling, staying at their property at Conconully, growing flowers, raising several breeds of dogs and woodworking; he was an avid reader, a big history buff and enjoyed watching the history channel and western movies with a little sports now and then.
Chuck is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Muriel; his son, Ronald Young of Seattle; his daughters and their spouses, Patricia Clark of Hayward, CA, Nancy & Rob Davie and Fran & Terry Pitt of Sedro-Woolley and Linda & Joe Lindholm of Anacortes; his daughter-in-law, Kathy Metcalf of Sedro-Woolley; 2 grandsons, Jeff Sweet and Robbie Davie; 6 granddaughters and their spouses, Tana & Erik Skaugrud, Lori & Jeff Beuse, Katie & Adrian Christofferson, Julie & Joe Huerta, Kellie Jo Love and Charlene Rae Young; 9 great-grandchildren, Kilee, Kassidee & Kyle Beuse, Skyler & Aleena Christofferson, Chloe & Hunter Huerta and Cody & JD Fox, and numerous nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Carman Renee Young Fox; his son, Mike Metcalf in January 2016; 5 sisters and 3 brothers.
At Charles’ request there will be no services. His son-in-law will take his ashes to Alaska to be scattered at sea. (A true Navy man). Contributions in his memory are suggested to the Skagit Valley Healing Room, PO Box 371, Burlington, WA 98233 or the Skagit Valley Humane Society. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.