Edward Ervin Young, 81, passed away Nov. 2 in Edgewood. He was born Dec. 27, 1935 in Waynesburg, Ohio to the late Edward and Wilma (Walsh) Young. Edward served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the American Legion Post 74 in Moriarty. Edward was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church in Moriarty, and moved to New Mexico from Ohio in 2004. He was also preceded in death by his former wife, Betty Young; son, Christopher Young; sister, Violet Block and brother, Fred Young. Edward is survived by his beloved wife, Dorothy Young of Edgewood; daughter, Candace Reneker and husband Jack of Albuquerque, and sister, Bonnie Comber of Canton, Ohio; five grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. A memorial service is scheduled for Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church in Moriarty. Reverend Bill Constantine will officiate.

Leota Harriman
Leota Harriman

Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at news.ind.editor@gmail.com.