Leslie “Les” A. Young, 76, Lawrence passed away Friday, October 2, 2015 peacefully in his home. Les was born November 11, 1938 in Osawatomie, KS, the son of Noah & Maudie Young. He was a resident at Community Living Opportunities in Lawrence, KS since April 1991.
Les enjoyed visiting Muncher’s Bakery regularly for donuts; eating his favorite foods, especially bread, pasta, and PB&J. He enjoyed beautiful weather on his back patio or at the lake; listening to country classics and easy listening music. He enjoyed gentle hugs with friends, lounging on his favorite couch, sometimes cuddling with his favorite roommate, always wearing a bandana around his neck and have something to hold on to, such as his bandana, shoelace, or a massager.
He is survived by his brother and guardian, Noah Young, Freeport, IL; his sister, Stella Johnson, Pittsburg, PA; three roommates of 24 years, including his dear friend, Ada; Kerrick Ray and many other friends and teachers at CLO. He was preceded in death by his parents and eight brothers and sisters.
Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Memorial Park Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at 1pm on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at Community Living Opportunities, 2113 Delaware Street, Lawrence, KS 66046.
A special “thank you” to Grace Hospice for providing Les with peace and comfort in his final days.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to CLO and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.