Walking On -- Allen Fenton Young

07.01.2013 Michelle Alaimo Walking On

Allan Fenton Young

Dec. 23, 1987 - June 18, 2013

Allan Fenton Young, 25, walked on June 18, 2013, at "Icy Strait" near Juneau, Alaska. He was born Dec. 23, 1987, in Roseburg, Ore.

Allan dearly loved his family. He had a zest for life.

Allan braved the open seas while working on the "Wizard" from the TV show "Deadliest Catch." He expressed how he loved the crisp, clean air of Alaska and so many eagles. Allan would often share his experiences of the great outdoors of Alaska and its beauty.

Allan attended Centralia College, obtaining his GED in 2009. Allan had an amazing gift for music. He respected the many guitars he owned and built with his father, John. Allan and John would play their guitars for hours. Allan truly loved to express his emotions through his guitars and also through his big smile that he greeted everyone he met.

Allan was very close to his sister Jennie and brother Matthew. Allan also had a creative taste for cooking, helping his mother, Debbie, in the kitchen.

A humble man, a thankful man, a man with a heart of gold, with generosity he knew no bounds. Allan was a gift from God (Creator). He lived, loved every moment to its fullest. Allan knew the Lord, respected Mother Earth with pride and diligence. We will surely miss our family member, Allan; son, brother, nephew, uncle, friend. Rest in peace, Allan. … Au-ho.

"Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.

To my best friend … Dad, I love you much.

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free

I'm following the path God laid for me.

I took His hand when I heard Him call.

I turned my back, and left it all.

If my parting has left a void

Then fill it with remembered joy.

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss

To all my family … you, too, I will miss."

He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Esther LaBonte; grandmother, Betsy Schaefer; and Lester LaBonte, Floyd Daniels and Allen "Boskie Boy" Tobiska.

He is survived by his father, John Young; mother, Debbie; sister, Jennie; brother, Matthew Holland; great-aunt, Fritz; aunts, Helen Tobiska, Betsy Stone, Sonya Connelly and Cappi George; uncles, Scotty and Tim Lane; and cousins, Jeffery Daniels, Sara Daniels, Tiffany Tobiska, Brenna Stone, Brett Stone, Marlyn Connelly, Trena Towner, Miranda Cloud, Ukiah Lomboy, Alex George, Amy George, Andrew George, Tonya Lane and Mindy Lane.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, in Chehalis, Wash. A local memorial will be announced in the near future.