Gillies Funeral Chapel


Rebecca Laurine Ballard Young

April 17, 1925 ~ May 4, 2017

Viewing: Tuesday, May 9, at 11:00 AM at the Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah

Funeral services: Tuesday, May 9 at noon, at the Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah 84302

Interment: Brigham City Cemetery


Rebecca Laurine Ballard Young, 92, returned to the arms of her Heavenly Father and to her beloved spouse, N. Keith Young, on May 4, 2017. Becky lived a long and productive life filled with service to family, neighbors, and church. She died in Alpine, Utah. Becky was born on April 17, 1925, in Seattle, Washington, to Arthur and Zella Jacobson Ballard. She grew up during the Great Depression in Seattle. As a result, she was always frugal. As a little girl, she loved to jump rope. She was a violinist and loved to sing. At the start of World War II, Becky worked at Boeing, riveting airplanes, but that changed when they discovered she could type. Becky completed four years at the University of Washington as a Sociology major. During the war, while they attended the University, Becky met Keith at the Seattle branch of the LDS Church. Following WWII, Becky and Keith received mission calls; hers was to the Spanish American mission, where she served in Texas and Mexico. Becky and Keith were married in the Logan Temple on June 17, 1948. Becky was a loving and devoted mother and wife. She was very proud of her seven children. She was an active member of the LDS Church all her life, and held numerous callings in branches, wards, and stakes in Washington, California, New Mexico and Utah. Survivors include four sons: Larry (Elaine) of Washington, UT; Roger (Susan) of Menan ID; Dale (Tauna) of Alpine UT; and Brian of San Jose CA; three daughters, Kay (Richard) McChesney of Springfield, IL; Joy (Scott) Jolley of Ft. Wayne IN; and Paula (Dwin) Craig of Falls Church VA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Zella Ballard; and Brothers, Arthur, Lee, and Paul. The viewing will be held Tuesday, May 9, at 11:00 AM, followed by funeral services at noon, at the Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah 84302. Becky will be buried next to Keith in the Brigham City Cemetery.


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