Joseph (Joey) Gary Young passed away on April 30, 2015. Born in Tacoma to James Joseph Young Jr. and Delores Elizabeth Johnny Young on September 17, 1964, Joseph Gary Young was loved by all who knew him. His passing left a void in the many hearts of family and friends and all in the Puyallup Tribe who knew him. After graduating from Chief Leschi Schools, he started work there in the transportation department and remained at this position until the mid 1990's. It was in 1999 that he became the Emerald Casino Transportation Manager and held that position until his passing. All who knew him will remember his quick wit and kind heart.
Joeseph (Joey) Gary Young is survived by siblings: Delores Young Berys, Deborah Young, Benson Young; nieces and nephews: Jamie Berys (Joseph), Leonardo Taraya Jr., Vincent Taraya, Jasmine Taraya, Lily Barina. Rosalyn Young, Elizabeth LaPointe, Santana LaPointe II, Bubba Berys (Margarita), Z’nya Berys, Vance Berys, and Ashlee Berys (Ray); and first cousins: Larry LaPointe, Dennis LaPointe, John Parizo, Tom Bean, Roger Bean, Mike Bean, Frank Bean, Leon Johnny and Maynard Johnny; and the many family and friends too numerous to list here.
Leon Johnny Jr.
Frank Wright, Jr.
Dr. Mark Haley
Father Pat Twohy
Dr. Paul Barnett
A wake for Joey was held on May 6 at the Puyallup Tribe’s Youth/Community Center and his funeral, conducted by Fr. Pat Twohy, was at 11 a.m. May 7. The family would like to express, with their deepest regards, how thankful they are for all who have held them near during this difficult time.