Robert “Bob” Smith Young 1951 – 2019

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Robert Smith Young, “Bob,” 68, of Lima, Montana returned to his heavenly home on June 22, 2019.

Bob was loved by all who knew him. He was said to be a great teacher, example, man of Christ, thankful, strong, patient, adventurous, hardworking, accepting, a mountain man, conversationalist, kind-hearted, a great sense of humor, a cowboy, cowboy poet, a true hero, and a beloved husband, father and grandfather.

Bob worked at a variety of trades including: sheep and cattle ranching, construction, logging, mining, hunting guide, sawmilling and real estate agent. Bob also loved hunting, fishing, riding horses and hiking in the mountains with family and friends.

Bob was born in Salmon, Idaho, on Jan. 12, 1951. He graduated in 1969 from Firth High in Idaho and went on to serve a mission in Ireland for two years.

Bob was married to the love of his life, Mary Ann Weeks, on Nov. 7, 1975. They were married in Idaho Falls, Idaho, at the LDS temple for time and all eternity. They were married for 43 years. The most important things in Bob’s life were his wife, children, family and God. These were his true treasures and his true love. He lived according to these priorities.

Bob is survived by his spouse, Mary Ann, his children and their spouses, Kory Ann (Colin), Ben (Stevie), Ray (Jamie), Josiah (Nicol), Seth (Emily), Daniel (Natalie), Katy (Roland), 23 grandchildren, brother Bill (Sherry), and sister Rae Jeanne, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Donna Young.

Funeral services were held on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Lima High School gymnasium.

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