Sally Joan Wilson Young

Sally Joan Wilson Young, 90, peacefully passed away on May 28, 2021, in Laramie, Wyoming.

She was born to Erma (Alexander) and Glenn T. Wilson Feb. 20, 1931, in Rocky Ford, Colorado.

The family moved to Greeley, Colorado, where her father was superintendent of schools, later becoming the executive director of the Colorado High Schools Activities Association in Denver.

She graduated from Greeley High School in 1949 and attended the University of Colorado before transferring to Colorado State College of Education (now the University of Northern Colorado) where she received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

She was recruited by the Oxnard, California, school system and taught kindergarten and second grade for four years.

She met her future husband, Bill Young, an Air Force lieutenant stationed at Oxnard Air Force Base. They were married August 28, 1957, in Denver. They moved to Carbondale, Illinois, when her husband became the sports information director at Southern Illinois University. While there, their daughter Carrie Lynne was born in 1959.

After two years, the family moved to Laramie where her husband began a 35-year career at the University of Wyoming. Their son Glenn was born in Laramie in 1964. She was involved in school activities of her children, the United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years and the Laramie Plains Museum.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, of 62 years.  She is survived by her daughter Carrie Robison (Ed) and grandsons Tyler (Amanda) of Fort Collins, Colorado and Parker (Emily) and great granddaughter Eliana of Ashland, Wisconsin; son Glenn (Audrey), and granddaughter Aliza of Los Angeles, California.

Services are pending at a future date.  Private inurnment will be at Green Hill Cemetery in Laramie.  The family would like to thank her team at Home Instead for their care, kindness and loyalty to the Young family and many thanks to Dr. Emma Bjore for her kind and compassionate care. Those who wish can make a memorial contribution to the Albany County Public Library, the Laramie Plains Museum or the charity of their choice.

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Condolences (2)

  • Dan Nelson

    Carrie and Glenn, my sincerest sympathy on the passing of your mom. She and your Dad were special friends over these many years. They always made me feel so great when I would see them. They called me Danny all these years. Your mom was a big help to me and the Laramie Plains Museum for many, many years especially with the Teas on Tuesday, cooking, setting up, and even serving. I loved going into their homes, both on 13 Street and on Cottonwood. I especially remember the table with the perpetual puzzle they would be working on together. Bill always designed a special and unique birthday card for me and it came with a special note from both of them written in your Mom's beautiful handwriting. Glenn, I still remember your friendship and wonderful help unpacking my room at the new Laramie Junior High from the move from what's now the civic center during the cold Christmas vacation of 1978-1979. Such wonderful memories of a wonderful family. Continued Blessings in Abundance. Dan or Danny

  • Germaine St John

    Carrie. Greg joins me in sending our condolences to you and your family on the loss of dear Sally, What a tremendous legacy your Mother and Father have left to the community of Laramie. Greg was just able to visit this past week and it had been 15 months since I had seen him, a great visit. I continue to put forth time at the Laramie Plains Museum and remember how she and others put together the “Teas on Tuesday”. How special. Please keep me posted so I could see you and pay tribute to your wonderful family. Germaine


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