Chester Oscar Young was born to Chester W. Young and Lilis Marian Armstrong on November 20, 1925 in Petaluma, California. Chester served in World War II in the 89th Infantry Division of General Patton’s 3rd Army as a jeep message runner. Upon returning to the states after the war he married Laura Mae Bowen then living in Escalon, California. Chester performed work as an electrician and later was hired as a construction worker for Pacific Gas and Electric Company. There he spent the remainder of his working career and progressed to General Foreman of the General Construction Department of PG&E in the northern Central Valley area. One of his most accomplished projects was the design, construction and implemtation of an under-river pipeline boring machine. Chester retired after 35 years with PG&E and took up various hobbies from restoring vehicles purchased at auction to model railroading and later with his wife Laura, metal detecting at various city parks and school yards looking for old coins. Chester was a Mason and with Laura both were past grand patron and matron of Eastern Star. Chester enjoyed visiting with friends and family talking about his military service, his career with PG&E, and his and Laura’s metal detecting hobby. Chester is survived by his wife Laura Mae Young, son David, daughter-in-law Marilyn, granddaughter Jennifer Murphy, her husband Bryan Murphy, great granddaughter’s Keyla Murphy, Taylor Curl, and great grandson’s Mason and Bryson Murphy.
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