Elaine Michelle Young, 65 passed away January 11th, 2024 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side, after a long battle with her health. She was born November 13h, 1958 in Wichita, Kansas to Junior Lee and Romayne Harrington. Her family later moved to California where she attended Cerritos College, it was there that she met her husband. She married her eternal companion James D. Young in 1980 and was later sealed to him in the Jordan River Temple.

Jim and Michelle moved to Utah shortly after being married, where they raised their three children. Michelle was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She always put others before herself and was always willing to help whenever she could. She had a lot of hobbies, but found the most enjoyment in flower gardening, house plants, crafting of all types, and making jewelry. Michelle was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was a primary teacher for over 15 years. She was very talented, and led a full, and eventful life. Leaving behind a loving family and cherished memories.

Elaine is survived by her husband Jim; two daughters Amanda (David) Te’o, Samantha (David) Gallegos of Salt Lake City, Utah; and 11 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by both parents, her in-laws, Jim and Dianne Young; brothers Albert Avery, Robert Leroy Harrington; son Andrew Robert Young; and her grandson James Ryder Young.

A Funeral Service will be held in her honor on January 27th, 2024 at the LDS Church located at 6030 South Prairie View Drive, Taylorsville, Utah. The viewing will begin at 11:00 AM followed by the service at 12:00 PM. Graveside Service will begin at 1:30 PM at Memorial Redwood Cemetery, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah.

Services

Viewing

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
6030 South Prairie View Drive
Taylorsville, UT

Funeral Service

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
6030 South Prairie View Drive
Taylorsville, UT

Burial

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Memorial Redwood Cemetery
6500 South Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT

Services Handled By

Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

Life Story Info

Post Date

Jan 19, 2024

Personal Info

Age

65
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I met Jim and Michelle through my husband Anthony Young. Big Jim’s cousin. Although I can’t say I knew her well the few times I did left imprints on my heart. I really respected and liked her. One time was when she and her mother were riding trax to downtown. We had a great chat all the way down. She is so fun. A real character. The other was at McDonalds probably 10-12 years ago. She spotted me with my grandchildren and she was with her’s. We visited for a long time. She had a way of making you feel she was happy to visit with you. We connected, yet didn’t set expectations of another meeting. I’ll always cherish her memory. She is a good person! The world lost a special lady. Love to your family, Daryce.

Daryce Anderson , West Jordan, UT, US Jan 19, 2024

I met Jim and Michelle through my husband Anthony Young. Big Jim’s cousin. Although I can’t say I knew her well the few times I did left imprints on my heart. I really respected and liked her. One time was when she and her mother were riding trax to downtown. We had a great chat all the way down. She is so fun. A real character. The other was at McDonalds probably 10-12 years ago. She spotted me with my grandchildren and she was with her’s. We visited for a long time. She had a way of making you feel she was happy to visit with you. We connected, yet didn’t set expectations of another meeting. I’ll always cherish her memory. She is a good person! The world lost a special lady. Love to your family, Daryce.

Daryce Anderson , West Jordan, UT, US Jan 19, 2024

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