Frank N. Young III

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Frank Young III

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Frank N. Young III on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017. He bravely fought brain cancer for three years, living each day with a positive attitude and a determination to live life to the fullest.  Frank did not let cancer define who he was.  He was born on November 21, 1967 in Seattle to Frank and Susan Young.

Frank attended the College of Idaho where he met his wife, Jennifer, of 27 years and graduated with a degree in finance.  He continued his education earning a second degree at the University of Washington in the Building Construction Management program in 1990.  From there, he began his successful 25 year career with Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc.  Frank was a dedicated, hardworking employee who received great satisfaction in building and contributing to a job well done.

He was a devoted husband, father and son.  A true family man through and through.  Frank was a loyal friend and confidant who enjoyed lively conversation and good natured debates.  He had a lifelong passion for skiing, tackling the most challenging of runs with an unparalleled skill and ability.  It was a thing of grace and beauty to witness.  Fly fishing was another of his passions.  Frank was an avid Husky fan who enjoyed Husky football as well as all things Husky.

Frank had a big personality with a large presence.  He was an intelligent man with a wonderful sense of humor that at times could have been said to be on the mischievous side.  Some may have seen the twinkle in his eye or experienced one of his many pranks personally.  He had a love of good food (preferably homemade “with the love put in”) and strong coffee.  The Grateful Dead was his music of choice from early on comprising the bulk of his playlist.

It is impossible to adequately describe the many facets and attributes that made Frank who he was.  He had a connection and lasting impact on many people throughout his life.  His death has left an enormous void which can never be filled.  He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Frank and Jennifer

Frank is survived by his wife Jennifer Young, daughter Hailey Young, son Nolan Young, parents Frank and Susan Young, sister and brother-in-law Sandra and Joseph Hageman, his in-laws, many Aunts, Uncles, and cousins.

The family is thankful for the excellent, loving care Frank received from his doctors, his Evergreen Hospice nurse, social worker, aids and the Evergreen Hospice Care Center.  We are also eternally grateful to our many friends for the outpouring of love and support.

Despite the ravages of cancer, Frank’s thoughtful act of organ donation resulted in two successful cornea transplants.

A celebration of Frank’s life will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, October 1st, 2017 at the Denny Mountain Lodge at Alpental.

Memorials may be made in Frank’s honor to Swedish Medical Center Foundation – Ivy Center.

Donations can be made on their website, via credit card over the phone (206) 386-2738, or via check to

Swedish Medical Center Foundation
747 Broadway
Seattle, WA  98122

*Please write “Frank N. Young III” in the memo line.


11 Responses to “Frank N. Young III”

  • Tyler & Charlie Milligan says:

    Thank you Frank for sharing your love of skiing, racing and fishing.

  • Troy Marble says:

    Frank Young was a true builder of bridges and men. I have the upmost respect for him. My prayers are with his family. He will be missed!

  • Mary Edmonds says:

    Frank Boom Boom Young was a distant Cousin if mine. I will always remember fondly what a force he was as a youngster at my parents house (David and Constance Hawes). He truly was a life force at a very young age and made us all smile with his antics. My love and condolences to his family and parents Frank and Sue Young.

  • Maria Wolcott says:

    Thank you Frank for your smile and laughter.
    When I stopped by, you always encouraged Jen to get outside and go for a walk. I really appreciated those special walks. Thanks so much. Your neighbors miss you!!

  • Bert & Nancy Johnson says:

    As our only godchild, we were blessed to watch The III grow, and grow he did! He developed into such a fine young man with a personality that could fill any room. The room is empty now, but not our hearts and his memory lives forever.

    Jen, you did a beautiful job on Frank’s tribute. Bless your heart.

  • Jonathan Gabelein says:

    I worked with Frank on a couple jobs while I was at Kiewit and continued to keep in touch with Frank over the years. I had many laughs over the years with him and he always knew how to make life a bit more interesting on our construction jobs. Frank was a great friend and an outstanding colleague. I will miss him very much.

    God bless you Frank and your family,

  • Jo Hannon says:

    Young family and friends,
    my heart is full as I read this beautiful tribute. Thank you for sharing these thoughtful, loving words. Jo

  • Ed & Kris Dobbyn says:

    We are so sorry for your loss! Keeping the entire family in our prayers!!!
    Ed and Kris

  • Anne Tabert says:

    My prayers are with the Young family.

    I have watched his children grow into young adults from the bus stop since Kindergarten. Every child should be so blessed to have a father with his influence and dedication. My heart goes out to Jen and the family

  • The Gesell Family says:

    We are so sorry to hear about Frank. What a loss for your family! The whole neighborhood will miss Frank! Praying for comfort for your family during this tough time. I’m sure you will treasure the memories of such a wonderful husband and father.
    Love, The Gesell Family

  • Janis Bayley says:

    Jennifer, Hailey and Nolan, Sue and Frank II, Sandy Sue and Joe,

    I just saw the link to this beautifully written tribute. So sorry he will not be around to share his twinkling eyes and prankster smile. His spirit does live on though in each of your hearts. May you feel his presence and love when you think of him.

    He will be missed!
    Love, Janis, Reynaldo and Jordy

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