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Taylar Lafferty Young, 16, died after a tragic accident May 23, 2009, at Alaska Regional Hospital. "Our beloved son, brother, grandson and nephew is now playing baseball with the angels," his family wrote. He was born in Anchorage on April 21, 1993, and went on to live in Dutch Harbor, attending Unalaska Elementary and Junior High through 2006. Taylar was always eager to play baseball and would head for Frank Kelty Field in Unalaska with eight or nine of his friends and his brother to play sandlot ball during the summer. For two years prior to moving to Anchorage, Taylar and his brother attended baseball camp in California. Taylar participated in all sorts of sports in addition to baseball: wrestling, skiing, football and golf. A morning ritual for Taylar and his dad was checking out the sports action on ESPN's "First Take." He moved to Anchorage prior to beginning eighth grade at Goldenview in 2007. He was avid about baseball and began playing for the Service JV South Anchorage team in 2007. After his freshman year, he made the JV South Anchorage Baseball Team. Taylar was bright, witty and loving and was much loved by his family and friends. He will forever be held close in our hearts. Taylar was a Life Alaska donor participant. His heart, humor and spirit will now touch the lives of families he never met. Taylar's family set up the The Taylar Young Memorial Foundation, a non-profit incorporation, established to provide for the maintenance, improvements and operation of the Taylar Young Memorial Ballpark in Anchorage, Alaska.  For more information, please contact

Dennis Young

Phone: 907-223-3276 

Taylar Young: About
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