Funeral Services
Mrs. Jane A. Young

Her Eldest Son Presided, Grandsons Were Pallbearers—Bishop Whitney Delivers Address.

[Deseret Evening News, 21 Jan. 1913, p. 2]

[transcribed and proofed by Ben Parkinson, Jan. 2006]

Impressive funeral services for Mrs. Jane A. Young, widow of the late Prest. Joseph Young, who died last week at Tacoma, Wash., were held at noon today at the residence of her son, Le Grande Young, corner of Eleventh East street and Harvard avenue. Many friends of Mrs. Young and the Young family attended the services.

The services were in charge of President Seymour B. Young of the First Council of Seventies, oldest son of Mrs. Young; and Bishop O. F. Whitney delivered the funeral address. Taking for his subject, “The Meaning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” Bishop Whitney showed that it is designed for the salvation of every man and that people are brought to it through different ways, not only through the messages of prophets, but also through those of poets, thinkers and scientists. The speaker declared that God intends for the whole human race to be saved, and that he has prepared such means for their salvation as will eventually bring them to the gospel.

Bishop Whitney paid an eloquent tribute to the life of Mrs. Young, and also to that of Prest. Joseph Young, tracing their careers after joining the Church until they had undergone the trials and persecutions of the early days and finally arrived in this valley. He related the many hardships they had experienced in the early history of Utah, and of their faithfulness to the Church.

The Whitney-Pyper quartet sang “I Need Thee Every Hour” and “When the Swallows Homeward Fly,” and the Dougall quartet sang “Nearer, My God, To Thee.” Elder Joseph W. McMurrin of the First Council of Seventies offered the invocation and Elder J. Golden Kimball of the same council, the benediction. Interment was in the city cemetery, where the grave was dedicated by Elder Rulon S. Wells, also of the First Council of Seventies. The pallbearers were all grandsons of Mrs. Young: John Robbins, Charles Robbins, Le Grand Robbins, Le Grand Young, Jr., Denton McIntosh and Clifford Young.