Our dad, Gary Daniel Young, was born on June 10, 1943 to Ernest and Florence (Cantrall) Young in Caldwell, Idaho. He was the oldest of five children and was the big brother of Ronald and sisters Sandra (Marben), Debbie, and Darla (Arana). The family moved to Cascade when Gary was two years old and he was a lucky kid to spend his childhood attending Cascade Schools and fishing the lake and local streams with cousins and friends. After graduation he attended Boise Junior College where he earned a drafting degree. While living in Boise he met, and was smart enough to marry, Ann Cuthbert, the best partner he could have ever found, on August 20, 1966. They made their home in Cascade where Gary worked for his dad at Cascade Auto, later partnering with his brother Ron, and eventually owning and operating the dealership for over 30 years. Together Ann and Gary raised four daughters, Angie, Julie, Suzie, and Kathy who were all blessed with their dad’s ability to never know a stranger.
Gary loved the community of Cascade and over the years served and volunteered in many ways including: Cascade Medical Center Foundation Board, Ionic Lodge #82 (Scottish Rite and Shriners), Cascade Chamber of Commerce, and many other community organizations. One of his daughters’ favorite childhood memories are of Gary driving a bus full of kids to the Shrine Circus in the summer. Gary will be best remembered for his contributions in the Thunder Mountain Days parade float entries, which brought many belly laughs to all over the years.
On August 31, 2018, after a long, hard fought illness we lost the boss, the leader, the husband, the dad, the Grampy and the guy who loved his hometown and business more than life itself and considered employees and customers as family, not just friends. The family is so thankful for all of the support and memories. Gary had too many friends to list, but his favorite memories were fishing with friends and family, enjoying the Friday night movie and dinner with Ann and friends, shootin’ the breeze over coffee with the “coffee clatch” each morning, and helping repair or work on the latest project a friend might have going. Friends, family and Cascade Auto were the joys of life for dad.
He is preceeded in death by his parents Ernest and Florence, sister Debbie, daughter Julie, and his loyal, spoiled dogs, Sammy and Rusty. He is survived by his wife Ann, daughters Angie (Bill) Brulotte of Twin Falls, Suzie (Tony) Tino of Boise, Kathy (Steven) Hull of Cascade, and honorary son Mike Rhinard of Boise. He was especially loved by his grandchildren Hayden (Haybird) Hull, Addison (Addie Girl) Hull, and Emma Brulotte. He is also survived by his brother Ron (Glenna) Young, Sandi (Dave) Marben, Darla (Ray) Arana, brother-in-law Sid Cuthbert, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
A celebration of Gary’s life will be held at the Cascade Schools on Saturday, August 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm with internment at the Alpha Cemetery. The family requests, if you so choose, to join the family to Alpha Cemetery driving your vintage Mopars and other brand vehicles, as Gary’s favorites will lead the way. A dinner will follow immediately at the Cascade American Legion Hall where we can gather and share our memories of Gary.
Arrangements are under the direction of McCall Funeral Home with services conducted by Pastor Ron Neumann. Contributions in Gary’s name can be made to the Cascade Medical Center Foundation, PO Box 1330, Cascade, Idaho 83611 or the Cascade Schools Foundation, PO Box 291, Cascade, Idaho, 8361
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