Maurice F. Young_______________________________

June 17, 1934 - July 21, 2014

Maurice Frank Young, age 80, of Martin, S.D., died July 21, 2014, at the Bennett County Nursing Home in Martin.
Maurice Frank Young was born June 17, 1934, at home on the ranch in the Wanblee area. He grew up in Wanblee, and attended first grade in Kadoka. He then went with the Shriners to Minneapolis for a couple years where he received his education. After a polio outbreak, his parents brought him back to the ranch.
After his parents passed away, he lived at the Kadoka Nursing Home, in Rapid City with his sister, Mary Jane Green, then a nursing home in Blair, Neb., before moving to Bennett County Nursing Home, where he has since resided.
He loved to do puzzles and was very talented at colors and paints. Maurice won second place in the Bennett County fair for his painting on velvet. He also enjoyed playing bingo and was quite competitive. Although Maurice was limited in his abilities, he enjoyed horseback riding, and fishing. His brother, Lloyd, brought him a Siamese cat from California, Tippy, which was Maurice's pride and joy.
Survivors include four nephews, Gus Craven and his wife, Terry, of Wanblee, Bill Craven and his wife, Donna, of Rapid City, Monty Hight of California, and Doug Young of Arizona; five nieces, Vivian Snyder and her husband, Jerry, of Pierre, and Wyndy Buckner and her husband, Michael, of Soddy Daisy, Tenn., Debby and Mary Young of Calif., and Sadie Young of Minneapolis; two sisters-in-law, Alice Young of Martin and Norma Johnson of Arkansas; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Maurice was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Winnie (Williams) Young; two sisters, Mary Jane Green in 2013, and one sister in infancy; four brothers, Lloyd, Joe, Ray and Walter “Sage” Young; and two nephews, Bernard and Joe Young.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, July 29, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.
Interment was at the Grace Episcopal Cemetery in Martin.
Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka.
His online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome. com