Robert H. Young

March 7, 1940May 11, 2019

Robert H. Young (Boy) died peacefully while surrounded by his family on May 11, 2019. Robert was born to Bob and Ruby Young on March 7, 1940 in Laredo, Texas. He spent his high school years at Bruni High School graduating in 1958. He married his high school sweetheart Peggy Newman in August 1958. He enjoyed playing softball and basketball for both the city and company leagues. Robert and Peggy enjoyed traveling especially with their children and grandchildren. He worked for Central Power and Light Company retiring after 38 years. In 2008 he was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses and remained faithful until his death. He was known for his jokes and storytelling. He is preceded in death by his parents Bob and Ruby Young, his sister, Beverly Atnipp and son-in-law, Joe Garcia. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Peggy; his brother, Joe (Hope), his brother, Jimmy; his daughters, Linda Irby (Terry), Sandra Mach (Kenneth) and Diane Koehn (Marshall); grandchildren, Briana Harper (Johnny), Eric Irby, Casey Mach (Macy), Ross Mach (Alanah), Bradley Mach, Josh Garcia (Paige), Jennifer Garcia and Allyse Koehn; along with 7 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on May 25, 2019 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1509 E. Red River, Victoria, Texas.


  • Peggy Newman Young, Wife
  • Bob Young, Father
  • Ruby Dee Pickens Young, Mother
  • Joe Young and wife Hope, Brother
  • Jimmy Young, Brother
  • Linda Irby and husband Terry, Daughter
  • Sandra Mach and husband Kenneth, Daughter
  • Diane Koehn and husband Marshall, Daughter
  • Briana Harper and husband Johnny, Grandchild
  • Eric Irby, Grandchild
  • Casey Mach and wife Macy, Grandchild
  • Ross Mach and wife Alahah, Grandchild
  • Bradley Mach, Grandchild
  • Josh Garcia and wife Paige, Grandchild
  • Jennifer Garcia, Grandchild
  • Allyse Koehn, Grandchild
  • Beverly Atnipp, Sister
  • Joe Garcia, Son-in-law
  • Robert also leaves behind 7 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.


25 May

Memorial Service

3:00 pm

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses

1509 E. Red River St.
Victoria, Texas


Robert H. Young

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Debbie and John Geistweidt

May 14, 2019

Dear Peggy, Linda, Sandra and Diane, I have such special memories of my first cousin, Boy. He stayed with us his senior year of high school in Bruni. I was 5 or 6 years old and thought he was just the best thing ever: a football hero with a beautiful girlfriend, Peggy. He was always so quiet and polite and mannerly. Time and distance separated us as he and Peggy married and reared their family. The next time I remember being around him was in El Campo. I am so sorry for your loss. Love to each of you.

Rebecca Mitchell

May 14, 2019

I love ❤️ you Peggy, Linda, Sandra, Diane... as sad and difficult as this moment is, you all know his future is guaranteed and written in stone. Much better days are on the horizon just ahead.