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“Eddie's grandparents took me to my first baseball game, and many more after that. We would always go to Philippe Original before the games. Fell in...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Michael Thompson - Frisco, TX

“I REMEMBER GROWING UP AND LOOKING FORWARD TO CHRISTMAS TIME WHEN I KNEW WE WOULD ALL MEET AT UNCLE BO AND AUNT NELLIE'S HOUSE IN LAKEWOOD. IT WAS...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: GARY YOUNG - HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

“One of my favorite memories of Grampy was our annual trips to Palm Springs. The drive there was always a good laugh. Grampy and his love for NASCAR...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Amie Trainor - Huntington Beach, CA

“I would love to leave a cute memory...A couple of picnics ago Wyatt (who at the time was only 4 or 5 years old), He heard Bo talk and stopped...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: candice becklund - mission viejo, CA

“My Uncle Bo. In my lifetime there never existed Uncle Bo without my Aunt Nellie. Though I know stories about my Grandma's Three Perfect Sons, I have...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Roben (Young) Frick - Orange, CA

“Today was bittersweet. Saying goodbye to my grampy is heartbreaking but this is not goodbye forever, it's just so long for now. To anyone that knows...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Daneen Light - Grandchild

“Dear Nellie, Tracey and family. Growing up I remember spending many evenings at your home while you, Bo, Dad & Mom visited (and I got to hang out...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Catherine Pedego - Butte Valley, CA

“My dad, Bob, his brother Dean and Bo were nearly lifelong friends. From the time I was a kid, I remember Bo and Nellie visiting our house or our...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Mike Mattox - Riverside, CA

“Miss you Uncle Bo say Hi to your brother Red ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Yvonne Young - Grass valley, CA

“My heartfelt condolences to the entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Yoli Pellerin - Downey, CA

“Bo was a frequent visitor at our family home in Los Angeles. Partly because my mother was a wonderful cook but also because Bo was my brothers, Bob...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Nola Ezell - Los, CA - Friend

“My deepest condolences to the Young and Light families. Knowing the Lights for over 20 years I heard many stories. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Stephen Puckett - Long Beach, CA


Burton Young was born on November 30, 1927, in Vallejo, California. His parents were Ernest and Mary Young, and he was greeted by his brothers, Robert and Ernie.

He spent his early years in Napa (home of his grandmother) as well as Los Angeles. These were challenging times in the middle of the great depression. In the mid-1930s his parents divorced. Mary turned over the responsibilities to older brother Robert, a teenager. Despite the cruel economy, Mary was able to provide for her sons by working in a variety store.

In 1945, Burton joined the Army and was assigned to Fort Lewis, Washington. Despite his small frame, he had a short stint of being an MP! As WWII was soon over, he was honorably discharged in 1946. He immediately sought employment, and in 1948 he went to work for a small family-owned company, and stayed there for 44 years. Nellie joined this same company in 1960, and they both retired in 1992.

In 1949, he met and married Nellie Goold; and in 1950 they purchased their home in Lakewood. In 1955, they had the great joy of becoming parents to daughter Tracy

After retirement, Burton started working on old cars. He restored and sold a number of them, and kept some for his own pleasure. He also loved NASCAR stock car racing. In the early 1950s, he helped his brother Ernie race in the local jalopy series. In 1956, his brother purchased a new Pontiac and they raced at most tracks here in California and in Arizona.

Burton lived a full life, and was so proud of his family - daughter Tracy and husband Ed; grand- adults Eddie and Daneen. On October 30, he died peacefully at home with Nellie beside him. He was just short of reaching the age of 90 - and celebrating his 68th year of marriage to Nellie.

*Private service will be held on Wednesday November 8th.