Chalyce Quirl Young (36) passed away peacefully Saturday night, March 9, 2013 with her family gathered around her after a long battle with Malignant Melanoma.
Chalyce was born February 7, 1977 in Moscow Idaho to Zeph Brent and Pat Sutton Quirl. She spent the first two years of her life in Moscow while her dad attended Washington State University majoring in Veterinary Medicine. After Zeph, graduated their family moved to Blackfoot. Then after two years they moved again to Teton Idaho where they settled permanently. Chalyce was joined by a brother, Troy, two sisters, Sari and Jayna, and eventually her youngest brother Derek.
Chalyce loved the out of doors and helping on the family farm. Moving pipe with her siblings and cousins, raising orphan calves, riding horses and bicycles, weeding in the garden, and fall harvest were some of here favorite childhood memories.
Chalyce attended Kindergarten at Teton Elementary and then grades 1 – 12 at Sugar Salem, graduating in 1995 with honors. She studied at Ricks College for one year then transferred to Boise State University where she finished her Bachelors degree in Biology in 2000. After graduation she moved to Provo with her friend Alisa and worked for almost two years. Always wanting to be closer to home she moved back to Pocatello and enrolled at Idaho State University. Chalyce finished her second degree, Bachelors of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science, in 2004 and was hired by Portneuf Medical Center upon completion of her internship there.
While living in Pocatello Chalyce roomed with Ashley Young, who introduced Chalyce to her brother Lon. They became friends right off and after several months of courting were married in the Logan Temple on January 29, 2005. Chalyce and Lon made their home in Malad Idaho. Chalyce continued to work in Pocatello until she was recruited by the Oneida County Hospital’s lab to come work for them. She took over as Lab Manager in 2006. She made many friends and influenced so many people throughout the community of Malad and beyond. She loved camping with her family and friends, bike rides, walks in the evenings with her kids, and especially cross-country skiing with her mom and sisters.
Chalyce and Lon had their first child, Kason, in November 2006. He proved to be a delight in their home especially for the new mother! Kason was joined by his little sister Shaylie in March of 2010. Life was just about perfect for Chalyce with 2 wonderful children, a job she loved, and a supportive husband. One thing she valued most has been her membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved serving and spent many hours doing just that – teaching, leading, and giving to others. She especially loved the youth. Chalyce was an inspiration to all who knew her and will be greatly missed especially by Lon, her children, and her extended family.
Chalyce is survived by her husband Lon Gregory Young, her son Kason Brent and daughter Shaylie Ann. Parents Zeph and Pat Quirl of Teton. Siblings Troy Quirl (Christie) of Malad, Sari Shawcroft (Kelly), Jayna Harrop (Rod), both of Teton, Derek Quirl (Juteik) of Rupert. And 12 beloved nieces and nephews. Also her in-laws Keith and Cindy Young of Deweyville, Ut, Angie Young, Ashley Wood (Brandon) both of Tremonton, Leslie Jensen (Brock), Lance Young both of Logan, Kyle Young of St George, and 4 nieces and nephews. She is preceeded in death by her grandparents Brent and Phyllis Quirl, her uncle Kelly Hymas, her aunt Melinda Sutton Friedl, also cousins Billy Reece and Travis Hopkins.
We would like to thank the incredible staff at the Huntsman Cancer Center – especially Dr. Grossman, Carolyn, Karen, and Joan. We are especially thankful for our wonderful friends and neighbors who so lovingly have brought many beautiful flowers, written cards, stopped to visit, and have brought countless meals during the long two years Chalyce has endured treatments and surgeries.
Funeral servces will be held on Saturday, March 16 at 11:00 a.m. at the Malad LDS Stake Chapel. Friends may visit with the family on Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the church and on Saturday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Teton Newdale Cemetery.