Emilyn Luttrell Young, 81, formerly of Craig, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, in Portland, Maine, with family.
She was born March 15, 1930, in Hayden, the daughter of James E. and Florence B. Luttrell.
Emilyn attended local schools and graduated from Moffat County High School in 1948. She earned at bachelor’s degree and a teaching certificate from the University of Colorado in Boulder.
She worked in California follow graduation and that is where she met her husband.
In the summer of 1957, Emilyn married Wintom (Buck) Young. They lived in Liberal, Kan., and then returned to Craig in 1963.
Emilyn taught kindergarten at East Elementary School for 21 years. In addition to teaching, Emilyn ran her father’s businesses after his death.
Emilyn possessed a deep appreciation for family, friends, education and the arts. Over the years, she was very active in her community.
Emilyn was active in arts and humanities, Eastern Star, civic club, Girl Scouts, Arts in the Park, Elementary Arts Festival, Moffat County Schools Federal Credit Union, Chamber of Commerce, Moffat County Libraries, First Congregational Church and the local food bank.
Emilyn was preceded in death by both of her parents and her husband.
She is survived by her daughters, Sallie Means, of Cheyenne, Wyo., Sandie Young, of Kayenta, Ariz., and Maree Young, of Portland, Maine; and her granddaughter Katelyn Means, of Cheyenne, Wyo.
A memorial service to celebrate Emilyn’s life will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at First Congregational Church in Craig.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked friends honor Emilyn’s love and belief in community by donating to Craig’s First Congregational Church at P.O. Box 987, Craig CO 81625, or to the Moffat County Libraries at 570 Green St., Craig, CO 81625.
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