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Caleb Dan Young, 25, Raytown, Mo, passed away Sept. 9, 2016. Caleb was a loving, big hearted free spirit. He was never one to go with the crowd and always stood up for what he believed in. Caleb was with us for a very short 25 years and there will never be enough words to express our loss.
We, as a family, admired many things about Caleb from his hard working attitude, to his ability to make someone laugh even during their worst moments.
Caleb had three lady loves that lived with him, his 2 precious girls Roxy and Penny and his kitty Lily. He enjoyed spoiling them with treats and time at the dog park, to coming to Gamie’s house to play with Chloe.
One of Caleb’s newest and proudest loves was his nephew Keaten Ray, or as he called him “my baby!’ He was so excited to go shopping when he found out Keaten was on his way and insisted that Keaten get socks, because, “every baby needs cute socks’. He loved to hold Keaten and love on him and just admired him every minute. We will always make sure Keaten knows he was loved by you.
Caleb accomplished a lot in his 25 short years, always a hard worker from the day he turned 15 1/2 and got a job at the local Sonic as the first male car hop. He didn’t care, he had dreams and it was a job!
Caleb had many hobbies including swimming, kayaking, camping, his love of Beyonce and Mary J. Blige, to dancing with his mama and blaring, at the tops of their lungs, to Purple Rain. Caleb also treasured time with friends, who over the past week are heart broken, but sharing wonderful memories. One of his brother’s favorite memories is when Caleb bought Aubrey, Rachel and himself a small plane tour over the local town as Aubrey’s graduation gift. One of his “baby sister’s” favorite memories is every morning before school, Caleb would drive her to the Sonic and buy her a Dr. Pepper. He was also her ‘riding’ partner on their many trips to Silver Dollar City.
There are many memories of our Caleb, not just for us, but for his friends as well, so we encourage you to share those memories with us, whether by writing them down or sharing a copy of your favorite photo. They will be used in the making of a book in Caleb’s memory.
In Caleb’s final big hearted gesture, he was an organ donor, so others could have time to “make memories.”
I was so very honored to be Caleb’s mom, or ‘Madre’ as he called me and Jimmy was so honored to be his dad. Good times or hard times kiddo… It was still time with you.
We, as a family, are choosing to celebrate Caleb’s life how he would have wanted, a picnic with family and friends together. Caleb’s picnic will be held on September 24, 2016 at 2 pm at Legacy Park, Shelter #1, in Lee’s Summit, Mo . Please bring your smiles, funny stories and precious memories.
As we are a blended family, Caleb had many who loved him, including Aubrey and Shannon, Rachel and Spencer, Baby Keaten, Nic and Kristi, and Bre. Caleb also leaves behind his father Warren Young and wife Robin as well as her daughters Liz, Stephanie and Sara. He leaves behind his precious loves Roxy, Penny and kitty Lily.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local animal shelter in Caleb’s name.
We will love you “To The Moon and Back”, always and forever. Thank you for making our lives so much funnier and sweeter Caber. We Love You!