Arlene (Young) Gore passed away peacefully at the San Juan Living Center in Montrose. She was born in Flagler to George and Lena Young and grew up with her seven siblings. As a young girl, Arlene enjoyed horses and the registered Hereford cattle her father raised. She was active in 4-H in the community of Silma, and later enjoyed barrel racing in the Steamboat Springs area on her beloved horse, Wimpy. Arlene loved working at Harwig’s Saddlery and Western Wear in Steamboat, where she had many wonderful friends. When she moved to Montrose with her husband Joel, Arlene was very proud to work at the Montrose Taco Bell for six years during its first years in business. Arlene loved to keep up with current political events, crochet and do ceramics, and she was an avid John Elway and Broncos fan.
Arlene was preceded in death by her first husband, Glen Schuster, of Silma; and her second husband, Joel Gore, of Montrose; her parents; her sisters Mildred Stoner, of Seattle, and Velma Wolverton, of Silma; her brothers Robert, Gilbert and Harold Young; her niece Patsy Young; and nephew Phillip Wolverton.
She is survived by her brother Dick Young, of Silma, and his children Marvin Young, of Dodge City, Kan., and Dixie and Dole Johnson, of Monterrey, Mexico; Dale and Helen Young, of Colorado Springs; Bruce and Kay Young, of Newton, Kan.; Gregg and Sybille Young, of Geneva; Steve and Kim Young, of Holyoke; Velma Wolverton’s children Donald Wolverton, of Denver, Billy Wolverton, of Idaho, and Carol Porter, of Tacoma, Wash.; Robert Young’s children Kandice Schwarz, of Montrose, Kerry Young, of Germany, and Robby Young, of Kremmling; Harold Young’s daughter Cindy Young and their respective families.
Arlene always has been considered a cherished member of the Joel Gore family; Joel’s daughter Shawna and George Rhea, of Hinesville, Ga.; Linda (Gore) McKinney, of Moab, Utah; Harold Gore, of Sanger, Calif.; Wendell Gore, of Paonia; and their respective spouses and families.
A celebration of Arlene’s life will be held in Montrose.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 1804, Montrose, CO 81402.