Clyde B. Young, 76, passed away Aug. 2, 2013. Survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Sandra Young; children, Ken Young of Pueblo and Teri (Eric) Browdy; grandson, Carson Browdy all of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister, Verena Mitchell; niece, Andrea (James) Robinson; great-nephew and niece, Mitchell and Elizabeth Robinson, all of St. Joseph, Mo.; numerous cousins and other relatives; and beloved, spoiled pets, Panzer, Josie and Ginger. Clyde was born to Audrey and Clyde B. Young Sr. on Nov. 1, 1936, in Pueblo. In 1954, he was the graduating class president at Centennial High School. He attended The Colorado School of Mines and transferred to CSU in Ft. Collins where he graduated with a civil engineering degree. While attending CSU, Clyde was the President of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Clyde also received his MBA, later , in life. Upon graduating from CSU, Clyde served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. On July 27, 1962, Clyde married Sandra Warhurst. He worked for Public Service in Denver and later the family moved to Pueblo. In Pueblo, he worked for the CF&I Land and Water Department, MacIntyre and Quiros Engineering and founded Clyde B. Young and Company. Clyde was most proud of the Colorado State Fair interactive water fountains, which he designed. He was proud to have been the engineer of The Beaver Park Water District and The St. Charles Mesa Water District for several years. In addition, he was the referee for the Division Two Water Court and in his spare time Clyde became a certified Emergency Medical Technician. Clyde was also a self-taught oil painter and an avid golfer. Clyde enjoyed entering chili cookoffs and his secret recipe won him many state-wide titles. Upon retirement, Clyde dedicated his engineering expertise to build PAWS for Life; Pueblo's all-green, no-kill animal shelter. 'Semper Fi, Clyde!' There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at First Methodist Church, 11th and Court St., with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to PAWS for Life, PO Box 11208 Pueblo, CO 81001. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com.

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  1. I was in Marine Corps Boot Camp in 1960 with Clyde Young. He was older then I and an engineer from Colorado, and sadly I found his obituary today. He was clearly a good person who gave me good counsel going through boot camp, as he was a bit older and I was just 17. Appears he had a great and successful life, and will be missed.
    Semper Fi Clyde!
    d

  2. Hi Sandra, I was sad to hear that Clyde has gone on ahead
    of everyone. I know you were very happy with him. I enjoyed reading about the
    wonderful life he had. God bless you and the family, take care, your friend
    Margie.

  3. To the Young Family:

    C.B. was in my pledge class at CSU going back to 1955-1959. I enjoyed knowing him and admire his career. I extend my sympathy for your loss. We were separated by the years and different locales but reading about him we had many similar interests.

    Sincerely,

    Alden V. Hill
    Fort Collins, CO

  4. Ken & Family,

    Sorry for you loss, I know a father and husband means a lot to a family and especially a person like Clyde.

    Sincerely,

    John Cernac Jr.

  5. Sandra, I am so very sorry for your loss. Clyde was a terrific person who accomplished a great deal and really used his talents.
    Sincerely Marilyn Selby Ruff

  6. Somerlid, Cub Scouts, beautiful but pesky little sister, Centennial, Groomsman at our wedding and a lot more.

    We grew up together and then moved on in our lives.

    Recently reconnected by email and it was as if there had not been 50 plus years or so between.

    CB was a good and true friend even with miles and years apart!

    I’ll miss him but will always remember and enjoy the memories of our long past escapades around 29th and High!

    Please accept our condolences and prayers.

    Sincerely, Jerry and Lauretta Jones
    Scottsdale, AZ

  7. I am so very sorry for your loss. Reading his obituary made me realize how truly special he was. My father used to tell stories about CB and knew they were close even though they lived hundreds of miles away. Hopefully they are together in peace.

  8. Vee, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how close you were to CB and how much you will miss him. I hope I shall see you at his Memorial on Thur. Love, Karen

  9. Clyde was known as “C.B.” to my family growing up. He did so many things during his life. I see that he kept looking for ways to make the world a better place. C.B. – “Good for the planet”!!!
    He will always be an inspiration…

  10. Clyde was a daily example of the type of man many of us ascribe to be. He was a voice of reason, common sense, foresight and compassion. His love of all the Creator’s creatures was a shinning light. I will miss his wisdom, humor and strong shoulders. His journey will never be over as his memory will be passed from generation to generation.

  11. Clyde was a great engineer. He taught me so much when I was employed by him while attending College. He will be greatly missed.

  12. Clyde will be remembered by me and many others for his unselfish drive to build the new PaWS shelter. I wish I had known him sooner and better, but it was obvious through his ‘get it done’ character and easy-going personality, that he was a special person.

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