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Stanley D. Young
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Stanley D. Young was born on May 4, 1923, in Donnelson, Illinois, to Ebey B. and Agnes Young. Our beloved Lord called him home on November 20, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Stella Briggs Young; his parents; and his three older siblings. He is survived by his daughters, Patricia Wickersham (Thomas) of Pleasanton, TX, Janet Havins of Mexico City, and Linda Eichberger (John) of New Braunfels, TX; his “adopted” children, George and Alice Plummer of Boerne, TX; 12 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and the Eichberger extended family whom he thought of as his own.
Stanley’s parents were farmers and he began farming his own fields at the age of 17. As a teen, he met his future wife, Rose, at a church youth group function. They married in 1944 and were married for 62 years.
Stanley contracted polio at the age of 26 and was no longer able to farm. His strong spirit and work ethic led him into the automotive industry where he was very successful. He retired at the age of 57 after living 14 years in Monterrey, Mexico working as the manager of Manufacturas Metalicas de Monterrey, a subsidiary of A. O. Smith, which made all the car frames for the country of Mexico. He and Rose then moved to Boerne, Texas and immediately became involved with the Boerne United Methodist Church (BUMC), the Veteran Motor Car Club of America Chapter in Boerne, and the community.
Stanley’s love of wood working began at the young age of 14 when his father gave him his first lathe. Stanley took great pride in the fact that he designed the arrangement of, and built, the platforms for the pews in the BUMC balcony. Not only did he use his slide rule to configure each angle, he got plenty of exercise since his saw was located on the main floor and he carried each piece up the stairs to install.
Although Stanley was raised by very devout Christian parents, in 1988 he participated in a Walk to Emmaus. It was on that Walk when he accepted the Lord as his Savior and became enamored with the handmade wooden crosses that decorated the tables. Stanley came home and immediately began making his well-known and well-loved crosses out of any type of wood he found, much indigenous to Texas. Stanley felt he was blessed more than the recipients when he gifted more than 3000 crosses that are now in homes and churches around the world.
Stanley loved collecting antiques, restoring antique cars and participating in national car tours. Through the years he restored over 20 cars to originality and owned many others. When he and Rose built their home in Boerne, the first building on the property was a six-car garage which became the home to many of his vehicles, and the perfect place for him to do restoration.
Stanley will forever be known for his strong love for family, his devotion to the Lord and his quick wit and mind, with which he was blessed until the day of his passing. Special thanks go to the staff of Villa de San Antonio, and more recently to the staff of Legend Oaks Rehab and Long-Term Care in New Braunfels. Here he lived his final months, still making friends, while being able to spend more time with his loving family.
The funeral will be held Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church. It was Stanley’s wish that any donations given in his honor be designated for the Boerne United Methodist Church Choir. To leave condolences for the family, please visit www.ebensberger-fisher.com and select Obituaries.
Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.


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Wednesday

29

Nov

11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church of Boerne

205 James Street
Boerne, Texas 78006

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