Alice May Young died Aug. 31, 2015 at the age of 91. She was born July 18, 1924 in Huntington Park to Florence Jane and Elmer Riggs.
An Oakhurst resident for several decades, Mrs. Young worked for the U.S. Forest Service, and also for Dr. Cy Mitchell in Bass Lake prior to his retirement. She volunteered with the Madera County Sheriff’s Working Posse, and was a member of the Sierra Trail Riders.
She enjoyed traveling, spending time with family, and her horses, dogs and cats.
Mrs. Young was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Dick; her son, Timothy Stark; and her parents.
She is survived by her daughter, Andrea King and spouse Doyle of Bonsall, four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter; her husband Ed Bates of Fresno; her sister Carol “Susie” Hathaway of Oakhurst; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A private interment will be held at Oakhill Cemetery in Oakhurst. A memorial service will be held at a later date in San Diego.
Donations can be made in her name to Eastern Madera County SPCA, P.O. Box 1314, Oakhurst, 93644.