Melvin Lloyd Young, age 91, of Miles City passed away Apr. 23, 2015 at the Eastern Montana State Veteran’s Home in Glendive.
Melvin was born Jan. 13, 1924, in Baker, the son of Lloyd and Marjorie (Ferris) Young. He attended grade school and high school in Baker. He enlisted in the United States Navy June 8, 1944, and received the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal, American Area Campaign Medal as well as the World II Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged June 12, 1946. He married Vera Mae Coltrin Jan. 1, 1949, in Miles City. They had four daughters: Kathy, Marjorie, Denise and Meldene. In 1949, he joined the Miles City Police Department and served as Chief of Police for the last five years until his retirement in 1972. he was an avocational welder, having learned that skill in the Navy, and worked part-time for Nolley’s Welding. Many of his iron works, both decorative and functional, can be seen around eastern Montana, including the Range Riders Museum, the rodeo arena at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds, Makoshika State Park, and private homes.
Melvin is survived by his children; Kathy Young of Vienna, Austria, Marjorie Rohach of Dickinson, N.D., Denise Young of Dickinson, N.D., and Meldene (Scott) Huitt of Dickinson, N.D.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his siblings: Donna Freimark of Miles City, and Doyle Young of Billings.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Vera, and three brothers – Charles, Milo and Royal Young.
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church in Miles City. Inurnment will follow at 3:30 p.m. in the Eastern Montana Veterans Cemetery with full military honors provided by VFW Post #1579.
Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home of Miles City is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: