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Obituary: Wanda Lea Pike Young

Wanda Lea Pike Young

12/7/1934 ~ 9/24/2007

Our beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and aunt, passed away September 24, 2007, of complications following surgery.She was born December 7, 1934, in Holdenville, Oklahoma, to Jesse C. and Carrie Gentry Pike. She married John A. Young on October 16, 1954, in Elko, Nevada. Although disabled early in married life, she overcame many hardships. She continued to raise her two children, Cindy and Jeff. She became involved in many community activities and women's organizations. She was past State President of the Utah Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW (Post 4355), member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary (Post 112), an active member of the Democratic Party, and an election judge. She has been a member of the First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City since 1954.

She is survived by: John (husband), Cindy King (daughter) and her husband Clark, Jeff Young (son) and his wife Stacy; Al Pike (brother), and Joyce Pike, Lois Lawrence, and Leta Sutton (sisters); Chelsea, Jason, and Christopher (grandchildren) and numerous nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held Tuesday, October 2, from 6-8 pm at Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, Salt Lake City. Interment services on Wednesday, October 3, at 11 am, at Utah Veteran's Memorial Park located at 17111 South Camp Williams Road in Bluffdale.

A memorial celebration service will be held Wednesday October 3, at 2 pm, at the First Unitarian Church, 569 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Utah Women's Veterans Memorial in care of UMVAC, 2127 South 1900 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106. Condolences may be sent to the family at