Orson Whitney Young, 86, died Friday october 16, 1990 in a hospital of pneumonia in LanHam, Maryland, where he was visiting his daughter.
He was born October 9, 1904 in Raymond, Alberta, Canada, son of Brigham S. Young III, and Marie Catherine Jonasson.He was reared and educated in Salt Lake City, Utah and completed a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Swiss-German Mission. He attended the University of Utah where he earned a Bachelors and Masters degree in Zoology. He obtained a PhD in Limnology from the University of Michigan in 1942.
In 1931, he married Lucille Blair in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They reared four children together in Ogden. She preceded him in death on June 13, 1988.
From 1933 to 1973, he was a professor of zoology at Weber State College, serving as Chairman of the Life Sciences Department for many years. In 1947, with the help of others, he organized the Weber County Mosquito Abatement District. He served for two years as part-time director of that district and thereafter was appointed to the district's board of directors. He also served as president of the Utah Mosquito Abatement Assoc. He was Chairman of the Junior Academy of Sciences, Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. Under the direction of the Academy, he initiated the Visiting Scientist and Science Fair programs for the State of Utah. For many years he served on the Northwest Accreditation Association which accredits colleges.
He was a member of the National Society of the sons of the Utah Pioneers, serving as secretary to the Ogden Chapter. In 1980, he was given the Henry Aldous Dixon Award by Weber State College for Outstanding Service to Campus and Community. He was also given an Honorary Doctorate degree by that institution.
He was an active member of the LDS Church, serving in many positions including 18 years as high councilor in the East Ogden Stake.
He is survived by his four children, Dr. Whitney B. Young, Bountiful; Carolyn Y. Larsen, Lanham, Maryland; B. Stephen Young, Ogden; Douglas B. Young, North Ogden; and 21 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held Tuesday, at 11 a.m., in the Mount Ogden Ward Chapel, 1314-17th Street, Ogden, with Bishop Richard Smith officiating. Friends ay call at the Lindquist and Sons Mortuary in Ogden, 3408 Washington Blvd, Monday evening, from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday at the Ogden ward from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
Those wishing to send flowers are asked instead to donate to the Orson Whtney Young Scholarship Fund, at Weber State University, C/O Development Office.
Interment in the Logan City Cemetery.
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