Keith B. Young

10/14/1942 — 03/19/2008

From West, Richland, WA, US | Born in Seattle, WA

Keith B. Young

Keith B. Young

Keith Berry Young our beloved husband, father, Papa, brother, uncle, and friend left us too soon on March 19, 2008 at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland WA.

Keith was born in Seattle WA on October 14, 1942. His parents, who preceded him in death, were Althea and Rhea Young.

Keith was married to his sweetheart Cathy Orgill Young on his birthday October 14, 1966. This year they would have celebrated their forty second anniversary.

Keith's life was blessed by four wonderful children and their spouses, Melissa Benavides and her husband David, Randy Young, Robert Young and his wife Amy, William Bill Young and his wife Iris. He was further blessed with his nine grandchildren, Amanda Catherine, Gary Keith, Dakota, Robert Keith, Austin, Gage, William, Dallas, and Tyler. Also, his beloved brother Russell Edward Young and his wife Sahar of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and many nieces and nephews.

Keith graduated from Grandview High School in 1960. Keith attended Yakima Valley College. He then moved to Seattle where he worked in construction as an Iron Worker and then later at Boeing.

Keith returned to Grandview to work in the family business, Young's Service Master Inc. a disaster restoration and cleaning business. In 1966 Keith moved to the Tri Cities where he became the President and owner of the business. With his wife Cathy working with him they ran Young's Service Master winning many awards and honors.

Keith retired, turning over running of the business to the third generation of Young’s. Keith loved baseball and coached Little League, Babe Ruth, and Colt League Baseball for over fifteen years. He loved watching his kids and grandkids play sports and was an avid fan.

Keith and Cathy were fortunate enough to travel the world. They were leaving on their next adventure when he was taken, too soon. Words can not express how much he was loved and how much he will be missed.

A viewing will be held at Einan's Funeral Home on Sunday March 23 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be at the LDS church at 4500 Paradise Road in West Richland at 9:00 am on Monday March 24.

Donations can be made to the Greater Richland American Little League, The Children's Hospital, and the American Cancer Society.

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  • Keith will be missed. When I think of him I think of his quiet strength, his intelligence, his ready smile, and his kindness to everyone. I knew him for over 30 years and played cards with him many times. He was always fun to have around. His love for Cathy and his family was so evident. What a blessing of a man. May your wonderful memories of him give you peace and comfort. Love, Leona

    Leona C. O'Neill
    November 4, 2014
    WEST, RICHLAND, WA, US
  • keith was a special guy and an integral part of our GHS Class of 1960. He will be very much missed. All of us in the Class of 1960 are with you in spirit at this time. Cookie Shannon, Coordinator GHS Class of 1960

    Cookie Shannon
    November 4, 2014
    Grandview, WA, US
  • I had the priviledge of attending school and graduating from GHS with Keith. He was a friend and will be sorely missed at our reunions. There will be an empty spot at our banquet tables. God be with you all.

    Beverley Dunn Martin
    November 4, 2014
    Portland, OR, US
  • Cathy, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your sadness.

    I’ll always remember being in a car on a beautiful day following you and Keith. This was before you were married. We were both slowing down going into Grandview from Sunnyside and I happened to be close enough where I could see you both laughing and you reached over and kissed him. This made me so happy for you, Cathy. All of these years, I never heard ‘West Richland’ without thinking of you and I have never thought of you without thinking of that day.

    Jack and Jeanne McCombs Rushton

    Jeanne McCombs Rushton
    November 4, 2014
    Dayton, WA, US
  • Our hearts and prayers go out to the entire family. We are deeply sorrowed by his death.

    We knew Keith from Baseball and from cleaning several water problems in our home. We know he will be greatly missed.

    The Stegen Family

    The Stegen Family
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • My heart goes out to you, Cathy, and your family on the loss of your husband, father and friend.

    I have thought of all of my former neighbors, the Orgill kids I rode the bus to school with, and wondered where and how you all are.

    Remembering you, I’m sure you made many happy memories together. May they bring you comfort in your grief.

    Marion

    Marion Packer Arnhold
    November 4, 2014
    Mountlake, Terrace, WA, US
  • Cathy, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You and Keith have always held a special place in our hearts. We share in your grief and we will miss Keith greatly. Our heart goes out to you and your family.

    Wayne Penttila &

    West Richland Family Dental Center

    Wayne F Penttila DDS
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • learning about Keith’s passing was quite a surprise. I will always remember Keith during our school days. Had a lot of good times, especially those playing ball. You will be missed Keith. Good by old friend.

    Bill Womach
    November 4, 2014
    Indianola, WA, US
  • David, Missy, Amanda, & Gary

    We are so very sorry to here of you loss!! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Sean, Jaime & Isaac Magnuson
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • Dad,

    You are the strongest man I know. You held on so long and must have hurt for awhile, but never said a word for fear it may have worried someone. You have loved Mom, us kids and your grandchildren with all of your heart and you taught us how to be strong, honest and independent adults. I will miss our times together. Christmas sugar cookies just won’t be the same. Thank you dad, for the high standards you held in your life. What a good example they have been for all of us. I feel so honored to call you my daddy.

    Missy Benavides
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • I can actually say that Keith was one of the few people that I held in high regard. I loved working with him on the board of the Richland American Little League, he as a coach, myself as president. I loved “butting” heads with him over the boy’s uniforms, equipment or anything I could get a rise out of him with. Because after the arguing I knew we would have a cup of coffee and be friends again. I was shocked and deeply saddened by his passing. I had always hoped that I would get one more time to say Hi.

    Cathy, I always admired you and Keith as parents and partners. And I loved Rob & Billy like they were my own as I watched them grow with my Josh & Stehpen. If you would like for me to do anything, please just let me know. I would do anything for you. Or if you feel like talking to a long lost stranger just give me a call.

    We love and care for you,

    Marilyn and Art Pryor

    MARILYN & ART PRYOR
    November 4, 2014
    PASCO, WA, US
  • Cathy and Family

    It is with great sadness that I learned of Keith’s passing and wanted to express my deepest condolences. Keith and I worked thousands of claims together and there was never a kinder gentlemen that I have had the opportunity to work with. Later on, I found a bond with both you and Keith as we shared similar family comparisons with my son and one of yours. Truly Keith was a good man and someone I will never forget-my thoughts and prayers are with you this day.

    Scott

    Scott Sylwester
    November 4, 2014
    Hayden, ID, US
  • Well we know that we did basball together which supported our kids and helped others.We went to lots of Hanford High games because Randy and my Adam were on the same team.We got to watch them play at the Kingdome,at

    Yakima,Spokane and everywhere in the Midvalley league.Keith was allways fair and a good friend. We allwill miss him so much. RESPECTFULLY with love Randy Shipman

    Randy Shipman
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richlandq, WA, US
  • Cathy and to all of the family…We are so very sorry to have heard of Keith’s passing. What a great man, what a great wife and what a great family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

    Hugs.

    Don and Terry Buechler
    November 4, 2014
    W., Richland, WA, US
  • Keith Berry Young our beloved husband, father, Papa, brother, uncle, and friend left us too soon on March 19, 2008 at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland WA.

    Keith was born in Seattle WA on October 14, 1942. His parents, who preceded him in death, were Althea and Rhea Young.

    Keith was married to his sweetheart Cathy Orgill Young on his birthday October 14, 1966. This year they would have celebrated their forty second anniversary.

    Keith’s life was blessed by four wonderful children and their spouses, Melissa Benavides and her husband David, Randy Young, Robert Young and his wife Amy, William Bill Young and his wife Iris. He was further blessed with his nine grandchildren, Amanda Catherine, Gary Keith, Dakota, Robert Keith, Austin, Gage, William, Dallas, and Tyler. Also, his beloved brother Russell Edward Young and his wife Sahar of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and many nieces and nephews.

    Keith graduated from Grandview High School in 1960. While at Grandview High he lettered in both football and baseball. This started his life long love for athletics. Following high School, Keith attended Yakima Valley College. He then moved to Seattle where he worked in construction as an Iron Worker and then later at Boeing. He was proud of the fact that while he was working construction in Seattle he had helped build the pontoons that support the floating bridge. Every time the family would go to Seattle Cathy would tell the kids “there’s the bridge your daddy helped build.”

    Keith returned to Grandview to work in the family business, Young’s Service Master Inc. a disaster restoration and cleaning business. In 1966 Keith moved to the Tri Cities where he became the President and owner of the business. With his wife Cathy working with him they ran Young’s Service Master winning many awards and honors while building a reputation for high standards and quality. In fact in one year the business was awarded the prestigious “Expert” award. This indicated that the franchise had attained a level of expertise, quality, and customer service that only four franchises are awarded in any year.

    Keith retired, turning over running of the business to the third generation of Young’s. Keith loved baseball and coached Little League, Babe Ruth, and Colt League Baseball for over fifteen years. He loved watching his kids and grandkids play sports and was an avid fan.

    Keith and Cathy were fortunate enough to travel the world. They were leaving on their next adventure when he was taken, too soon. Words can not express how much he was loved and how much he will be missed.

    My first recollection of Keith was when I was a very young teenager. My sister brought home this really cool guy that was so fun and good to all of the eight kids in our family. I thought it was really cool that he was going to marry my beautiful older sister Cathy she was my older sister then but in recent years somehow I became her older brother

    .I’m not sure how that works. Anyway, I guess I didn’t realize that marrying her meant she was not going to live with us any more. That upset me a little cause Cathy was always kind of special to me and I thought I wouldn’t get to see her very much anymore

    ..That wasn’t how it worked out.

    It seems like every weekend they would be at our house. In our family there was always a game going on somewhere and Keith and Cathy were at almost every one that my brothers or I were in. Keith loved athletics and was a very loyal and loud follower of all of the families’ teams This loyal and loud sports enthusiast was something he remained throughout his life

    . In fact the word is that Robert told him he had to be quieter at his boy’s little league games last summer or they were going to ask them all to leave

    Anyway, Keith and Cathy got the first color TV that any of us had ever seen and we all thought they were just the coolest. It seemed like from then on we all wanted to be at their house as much as possible. That turned out to be a reoccurring theme throughout the remainder of his life. Everyone loved to go to visit at Keith and Cathy’s house. It wasn’t just because they were cool

    it was because you always felt the honest to goodness love they had for you and they always made you feel comfortable and like they really enjoyed having you with them.

    Anyway before long they had this beautiful little girl Melissa. We all loved her so much

    she was like a little China doll

    a little china doll with an attitude. From then on Keith pretended to remain in charge but everyone new it was that beautiful precocious little girl that ruled the roost.

    It wasn’t too long before Keith and Cathy had another baby

    .a boy named Randy. From the start you knew that Keith had big plans for Randy. Every sports toy, ball, or game was his immediately. Keith somehow knew that he was going to be an athlete and he was. In fact all of his boys from the time they were little were like they were in a different gear that the other kids. Everything came naturally to them and their dad was so very proud of each of them.

    Anyway, After I graduated from high school and decided I wasn’t going to be able to stay in college, I struggled and kind of lost my way. It was a tough time for me and I wasn’t sure what was in store for me in my life. When times were at their darkest for me Keith and Cathy asked if I could please come stay with them and work for Keith’s business

    .they needed me really bad. Like every business is looking for a 20 year old lost kid to come save them Well, being the big hearted kid I was I said I would come help them out for a while.

    I guess the bottom line is, they took me into their home, gave me my first real job and Keith took me to work every day and taught me what it means to have a job that you can count on and counts on you. I don’t know that I ever got around to telling them that I really got it finally

    .they really didn’t need me

    .I needed to grow into a man. He

    .they helped me more than I can ever repay.

    Well, somehow they survived me and I took my life lessons and moved on and started a family of my own. Just when I was married and was ready to have our first baby Keith and Cathy announced they were going to have another one also. I told them that all they were doing was trying to steal my thunder

    .They were

    ..and thank God they did. Just as my son was being born they were also having their second son Robert. What a godsend it turned out to be. From the day they were together Robert and my son Tom were best friends and inseparable. It was nice that they had a beautiful older sister/cousin and a stud older brother/cousin, because everyone knew who they were and no one wanted any part of the Young/Orgill tribe.

    Not too awfully long later when my little girl Autumn was going to be born Keith and Cathy did it again. They had one too. Next came Billy. Oh what a bundle of energy. By then Missy had grown into the beautiful girl we all expected

    .brilliant and sweet. Randy was making a name for himself on every field, diamond, or gymnasium he stepped onto and Robert was getting old enough to show the potential for being the super athlete he turned out to be. But Billy

    he was the epitome of action. All he wanted was his do-dahs balls and to put on his brother Rob’s catchers gear. Your life is really not complete if you don’t have a visual image of the beautiful little boy with catchers gear on

    ten sizes to big, with that huge grin peeking through the mask.

    And oh by the way

    .what a great thing to have

    .a little popular stud to look over my beautiful princess. What another wonderful bit of thunder stealing by Keith and Cathy.

    I Finally had one more beautiful daughter Charlotte, finally Keith and Cathy didn’t try to steal my thunder. But by then we had reconciled ourselves to the fact The Young/Orgill dynasty was firmly entrenched. It made a daddy very comfortable to know that a long string of tradition and protection was in place for any new babies we brought into the world.

    Anyway, they all grew into the special young women and men that you know today. Good, strong family oriented people like their dad and mom. In the end that is the biggest tribute of all. Leaving a legacy that will be a positive influence on the world we live in. Look at the family they have begun. Good strong kids with more good strong kids. What a legacy.

    I don’t think I can end this, and I’m sure I should by now without throwing out a few random memories.

    First, people should know that Keith coached in the baseball program in West Richland and Richland for many years. Lots of those years we worked together along with Jim Jewett. In those years many young men were worked on and molded by the man who let me believe I was doing him a favor by coming to work for him. This world is a better place for the work he did and the young men he helped will help others and so the cycle keeps on going. So many things, good and bad, influence the young people in our lives every day. Let’s not ever forget to thank the good, solid, caring people that influence our life like Keith has.

    Second, on a personal note, Keith had the best sense of humor I ever came across

    And I know that because he thought I was hilarious. Everyone said he was like Ed McMan to my Johnny Carson. I will never have a better audience than my brother Keith.

    Third, if any of you spent time with Keith you know he loved to barbeque. He and Cathy’s house was THE gathering place for everything. And for almost all of them Keith did the cooking on the barbeque. If you were ever able to be part of one of his barbeques you know how wonderful they were. But for all the wonderful food

    .what I really remember is Keith at the barbeque, smoke billowing out around his face and his signature towel tucked into his back pocket. I think that when I remember Keith

    .I will either think of him on a baseball diamond or with a towel in his back pocket taking care of the people he loved.

    I think it would be wrong of me not to mention that Keith was a good man, an honorable man, a man you knew you could depend on. There are way too few of those in the world

    .and now there is one less.

    One other thing

    .Keith loved Cathy

    he loved her like crazy

    and she knew it.

    To close

    ..I just want to say I love Keith Young. I owe a lot of what makes me

    me

    to him. Please keep him in you thoughts and words. Because in the end how all of these Young guns you see here will remember him is by our recollections. I promise I will speak of him often and these children will remember what a special man their papa was.

    In conclusion I would like read a poem that I wrote to Keith

    .It wasn’t intended for anyone but him but Cathy asked that I read it here.

    Dream Team

    Strong chest keeps rising

    But still you lie

    Stay for a while more

    Till I’ve said goodbye

    Good man, my brother

    Good father, good son

    Husband and grandpa

    Your work here is done

    Since I was a young boy

    I knew you as friend,

    partner and cohort

    we’ll be to the end

    Your family and mine

    Are all one big brood

    I’ll watch over them

    I’ll stand where you’ve stood

    Never as well

    And never the same

    I’ll do best I know

    I’ll see every game

    They’ll all member papa

    They’ll all know your wish

    All will remember

    Your time at the dish

    Cause hit it or miss it,

    In the end matters not.

    But playing your socks off

    Is the outcome you sought

    So all now will honor

    The man and his dream

    They all come together

    For the Young family team

    Tom K. Orgill
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • Am so sorry to hear. Keith & I were in the same grades from 3rd to the 8th. One of my best friends, great marble player, he and Max. Was so glad I got to see him at the last reunion. Thought of him often and the good times we had when growing up. Spent a lot of time at his house. God Bless and our prayers are with you. Love Jim and Sharon Charvet

    jim charvet
    November 4, 2014
    snohomish, WA, US
  • When I first met Keith I thought “WOW”! Cathy had always been very popular so I knew who ever she really fell in love with would be a “WOW”! As I got to know Keith better he was not just a “WOW” to look at but he “WOWED” me with his humor with his strength and with his intelligence. I always said “If I ever got a chance to be on the game, “The Millionaire” Keith would have been my- Phone A Friend.”

    Keith and Cathy also blessed my families lives with their four beautiful children. We have all shared so many wonderful fun times together as families.

    As Keith left this Earthly life, he once again “WOWED” me with his great strength and courage and with the great love he showed our whole family.

    My dear sister will miss her love so much. I promised my Keith, I would always be there for her.I will

    I will miss you dear brother. You will always be remembered, never forgotten. You have left us all with wonderful, warm memories to wrap our lives in.

    Me,Bobbette your sister, the one who will always love you most!

    Bobbette Parrish Orgill
    November 4, 2014
    Silverdale, WA, US
  • Keith was not only a good friend but a fellow classmate during our high school years in Grandview. He was a true “Gentleman” and one of the real “Good Guys’ all his life. He will be missed by a very great many of us.

    Everything Keith ever did it was done right and to the best of his ability. The single greatest thing he ever did was marrying Cathy and raising a wonderful family. If ever there was a roll model, it was Keith.

    So long my good friend….. I’ll miss you!

    Louis Touchette
    November 4, 2014
    Green, Valley, AZ, US