”1926 - 2010”


    When you were born, you cried
    and the world rejoiced.
    Live your life so that when you die,
    the world cries and you rejoice.
        ~ White Elk ~

      Longtime Pawhuska resident SOMERS JAMES "JIM" YOUNG passed away Friday, February 5, 2010 in the Bartlesville Continuous Care Center.A Seneca Cayuga elder, He was 83 years old. Mr. Young was born June 3, 1926 in Barnsdall, Oklahoma, the son of Somers and Eliza (Davis) Young. On June 13, 1942, he married the former Wilma Grim in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jim had worked for 35 years at Benson Lumber Company in Pawhuska. He had also worked on the pipeline for a time, and built chain link and privacy fences for many families in the area. Jim was an elder member of Seneca Cayuga Tribe of Indians. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching his grandkids play sports and making various woodcraft projects. Jim loved spending much of his spare time fishing. Surviving family include: His wife: Wilma Young of the home; His children: Gloria Bute and husband, Wayne, of Pawhuska; Gary Young and wife, Mary Ann, of Ozark , Mo.; Mary Young of Pawhuska; A brother: John Young; four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Terry Young, and a sister, Sue Beth. It was Jim's wish to be cremated. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, February 9, at 2:00 PM in the McCartney's Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Shawn Caldwell will officiate. Interment will be in the New Ethel Reese Cemetery, Barnsdall, Oklahoma. McCartney's Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
      Resource:Miami NewsRecord (Feb. 2010)

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