Summarized by Rosemary Pollock
Retired LDS Entrepreneurs Die in Car Accident
Seattle WA Times 9Jul00 B2
By Carole Beers: Seattle Times staff reporter
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON -- Richard Young and Margaret Young died July 2
in an automobile accident near Idaho Falls, Idaho. Young, known as
"Rick", 71 and his wife, "Peg", 70, owned and operated Image Control
Systems (ICS) graphic-arts supply stores in Seattle, Portland,
Spokane and Anchorage. According to daughter Joanne Young of
Seattle, "Their partnership succeeded because his vision, humor and
pride meshed well with his wife's patience and unselfishness."
"ICS has a customer base throughout the Northwest and provides equipment
and production supplies to advertisers and printers," said Phil Van Duyne,
vice president and general manager. The Young's success enabled them to
raise Morgan horses on their dream ranch on Vashon Island. In 1980 the
Youngs built Morningside Morgan Horse Farm. Later, it allowed them to retire
in Washington, Utah where they were actively involved in their Mormon faith.
The couple joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in
1989. They were married for eternity in the Mormon Temple in 1992, when
they moved to Utah, while retaining ownership of ICS. Once, tapped for a
donation to the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Young suggested that the
orchestra members "play for their supper" in his barn. He invited the
entire Vashon community for a free show. "It was a generous act, but the
traffic jam gave the Vashon police fits," said friend and ICS office manager
In addition to his daughter, Mr. Young is survived by his son, Brian Young
of Kirkland; brothers John Young, Seattle, and Gene Young, Idaho and two
granddaughters. Mrs. Young is survived by her brothers August Pique Sr. of
Biloxi, Miss., and Charles Pique of Long Beach, Miss.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 9330 S.W. 204th St., Vashon Island and on
July 22 in Long Beach, Miss.