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Patrick L. Young


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Patrick L. Young was born in Tallahassee, Florida on November 13,1926 to Herbert and Emilia Tobar Young. Both of his parents have preceded him in death.

Patrick served honorably in the Army and Air Force. He was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, Hawaii, Italy,

Spain, Korea and Walker Air Force Base in Roswell, N.M. He also served at Fort Walton Beach, Florida at Eglin Air Force Base and Holloman Air Force Base. Patrick retired from Holloman Air Force Base after 28 years, 8 months and 4 days. Patrick received the Good Conduct Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award, Army of Occupation and the National Defense Service medal for the victory of World War II.

Patrick and wife, Eleanor were married for 55 wonderful years. Eleanor traveled with Pat to different bases around the world. When Pat retired they also traveled to different countries. Patrick and Eleanor stayed in Alamogordo after Pat retired from Holloman. They moved to Roswell in 1996 to be close to family and built a home which was warm and welcoming.

Pat is survived by his wife, Eleanor; daughter Jinnie Ortega and husband Charlie; son Tito M. Campos and wife Jane; brother Warren Young; grandchildren Michael Ortega and wife Birgit, Andrew Ortega and partner Terri, Rick Ortega, Rueben Ortega. Julian Ortega and wife Angela, Pauline Steadman and husband Bill, Lisa Hurtado and husband Jose, Tito Joseph Campos and wife Louise; great grandchildren Michael C. Ortega and partner Nicole, Chris Ortega, Eric Robertson and wife Britney, Jessica Lopez, Alyssa Campos, Joseph Campos, Christie Ragel and husband Rick, Andrew P. Ortega and partner Elena, Twyla White, Starlarose Ortega, Elena Ortega, and Jakob Ortega. Patrick has numerous great-great grandchildren and great-great-great grandchildren. Also surviving him are his nephews Patrick Young and wife Becky, Kenneth Young, Allan Young; niece Debbie English and husband Bob; great nephews Robert and Philip English.

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In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his son Larry Campos; brother Aurelio and great-grandchildren Matthew and Nico Ortega.

A rosary will be held at 9:00 am, Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at St. John’s Catholic Church with a funeral service to follow at 10:00 am. Deacon Ernesto Martinez will officiate. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery with Roswell Veteran’s Honor Guard conducting military honors.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.

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