March 20, 1933 - April 28, 2017
It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved wife and mother, Evelyn “Evie” Irene Young April 28, 2017.
Evie was born March 20, 1933 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Pearl Inman and Glen Taylor. After attending school in Ukiah, California Evie moved to San Francisco, Calif. with her best friend, Gaylis. It was there she met Joseph M. Ferretto while he was serving on the military police force at the Presidio. Joe and Evie married December 23, 1951 in Reno, Nevada where their two children, Deborah and David were later born. Evie remained in Reno until her husband’s untimely death in August 1954.
After moving back to Ukiah to be near her family, she met Richard “Dick” H. Young and they were married November 18, 1955. From there they would have many moves in California and Nevada, finally setting down roots in Medford, Oregon in 1967.
Evie was always an impactful role model, continually learning and growing no matter the challenges in her path. She retired after 21 years of service as the warranty administrator and service office manager at Pape’ Bros. Caterpillar Dealer. Evie was very devoted to her family and enjoyed reading, gardening, and using her computer.
Evie is survived by her husband, Dick; sisters, Lorraine Steppe and Nancy Meier; daughter, Debbie Williams (John); son, Dave Ferretto (Jayne); granddaughters, Michelle Zigenis (Troy), Laura McAllister (Kevin), and Angela Bradley (Andy); grandson, Geno Ferretto (Wendy); four great-grandchildren; and multiple nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe Ferretto; stepfather, Bill Niemi; brothers, Harold Taylor and Earl Taylor; and sister, Betty Storer.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Conger Morris Central Point Chapel, 800 South Front Street. Private interment will be held Monday, May 15 at the Eagle Point National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Even while she is greatly missed, she will forever be in our hearts.