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Ray Allen Young

March 22, 1953January 4, 2021
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Raymond Allen Young, age 67 of Arlington, passed away on January 4, 2021. He was born on March 22, 1953, in Minneapolis, MN. His parents were James Frank Young and Shirley Lorraine Hurlburt Young, who instilled in him a hard work ethic and sense of responsibility. Ray married Avigail Cabriales and they celebrated eight loving years of marriage together, which was built on their shared foundation in Christ.

Ray Young had an outgoing personality with an infectious spirit. A great lover of people coupled with an incredible sense of humor meant he never met a stranger. Forever an optimist, he could easily find the good in others, especially his own loved ones. His wife, children, and grandchildren were his pride and joy.

One of Ray's great loves was the state of Minnesota. In the summers he could be found up at the cabin, skiing on the lake, and surrounded by friends, fun, and laughter. In the winter he enjoyed snowmobiling and other outdoor adventures. Ray loved his MN Vikings and Twins and was a true NASCAR enthusiast.

Ray was a special agent with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. He retired after 25 years of service as a Deputy Chief and remained a devoted supporter of law enforcement throughout his life.

Ray is survived by the love of his life, wife, Avigail Young; well-loved children, daughter, Tricia Chenault and husband Colin; son, Anthony Young; 'Papa' leaves behind his legacy through his grandchildren, Grayson, Elise, Briana, Nathan, and Jenna Chenault; stepsons, Oscar and Isaac Carrasco; and sister, Gayle Young Rich.

A celebration of Ray's life will be at 2:00 pm on Monday, January 25th, 2021 at Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home. The service will be live-streamed for those wishing to attend virtually

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  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, January 25, 2021

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Flora Gardner

January 16, 2021

Most of my memories of my dear cousin Ray stem back to childhood.His Father was my Mom’s older brother & they had 2 other sisters. There were 18 cousins in the Young family. I especially recall picnics in the summer at our Grandma’s house near the Mississippi River. And the Christmas celebrations at our Aunt Ada’s. My most vivid memories of Ray were as a little boy always in motion. And going to watch his sister Gayle & him in swimming competitions. They were both excellent swimmers. Most of all, I remember Ray’s smile & laughter & storytelling. He will be missed. My deepest condolences to all his loved ones.

Jeff Strahley

January 15, 2021

Ray was an usher in my wedding 31 years ago. He came all the way to Ohio to be in it. I have never forgotten that gesture. I will never forget the Saturday night that he took me to BNSF headquarters and showed me the board room and how it overlooked the operations center. Ray was a good guy, seemed to always be laughing or had a sly smile on his face . He will surely be missed. My deepest sympathy to Tricia and Tony.

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