Pegi Young
1952 - 2018
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Pegi Young (1952 – 2018) was the co-founder of the Bridge School with her former husband, singer Neil Young. The pair were married for 36 years before getting a divorce in 2014. She was the inspiration for some of his songs including “Harvest Moon.”

They started the Bridge School when they could not find a school to provide the services they wanted for their son Ben, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The educational non-profit assists children with severe disabilities to get the programs they need at school.

The school was well known for their annual Bridge School Benefit Concert, organized by Pegi, which brought some of the most famous musicians to perform at the fundraising event. Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, and other top musicians have participated. The concerts ended in 2016.

Pegi Young had sang backup at times for Neil but really focused on her music career later in life. She released her debut album in 2007 at the age of 55. Her most recent album titled “Raw,” released in 2017, dealt with the breakup of her marriage.

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Published in Pahrump Valley Times on Jan. 3, 2019.
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November 28, 2020
I miss you so much, your laugh, joy and love of life. I hope you are making music wherever you are Pegi
Jai Lone
January 1, 2020
I can't believe it's been a year now of her passing. we all missed you!!
Pegi RIP. love, Beverly Young






December 18, 2019
I am sorry regarding the loss of your loved one. May the God of Comfort, continue to comfort the family.
June 24, 2019
I can't believe I only found out about Pegi Young's passing yesterday. It's so sad hearing this.
"Only the good die young." R.I.P. My condolences to her family.
Gregory Fisher
May 14, 2019
God rest your soul in his arms. I feel you were a kind soul.
Bruce Medici
Acquaintance
May 9, 2019
wonderful iconic talent
March 27, 2019
Will listen to your music again and again sweet angel. Long may you run Queen of the Harvest Moon festival.
Mara Alexander
Acquaintance
March 2, 2019
I am saddened to hear of the loss of the awesome singer, Pegi Young. I know that she inspired the lyrics of some of Neil Young's greatest love songs. So sad that they split up just a few years before she passed away.
Randy Stroud
February 4, 2019
Rest in peace Pegi. You will never be forgotten.
Kim
February 1, 2019
I will always be grateful for the memories of our kids growing up together. And for the hundreds of hours walking next to Ben riding a horse. Allow Pegi to live on in all our actions and words. Hugs to Ben and Amber.
Robyn Shanahan
Acquaintance
January 31, 2019
May the wonderful memories of your loved one sustain you until God's promises are fulfilled. (John 6:40)
January 30, 2019
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
January 25, 2019
Rest in peace pretty Pegi. Raw is every woman's anthem. You will never be forgotten.
Penny Butler
January 23, 2019
Dear Pegi I will miss you. RIP
Kay Hull
Friend
January 22, 2019
Amazing Lady Pegi,
I am in awe to learn of your passion and dedication to achieve greatness thru your works for the less fortunate. And, your fiercely loyal LOVE for your family is beautiful indeed.

Fragile spirit-- our God, Heavenly Father and all the Angels and Saints know of your pure heart and welcome you.

Your noble humanitarian work, fiercely loyal and loving commitment to your beloved immediate family, and musical talents are your legacies that will live on forever. God bless your heart of gold.
Jane M
Acquaintance
January 19, 2019
Farewell sweet Pegi. You leave behind wonderful music, and also your legacy which lives on through Amber and Ben. Bless you and may you rest in peace, darling!
Lex
January 18, 2019
you will sing forever
Suzi Smith
Acquaintance
January 17, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear of your passing I was shocked when I heard it thank you for your inspiring music I will miss it....
I remember seeing and meeting you and Neil Young at the Palladium in Hollywood California as you and Neil we're getting into the limousine and I said hello Pegi.... as you greeted me waving back....R.I.P. .... you say hello and I say goodbye. Your son Ben misses you.
Carl Eagle-Eye Myotte
Acquaintance
January 17, 2019
As a life long fan of Neil, I watched you from afar, sadly never met you, but admired your spirit, love for all things important in life and your commitment to those you loved.
Jan
January 16, 2019
Wonderful lady, I am a grandmother of a child with brain damage at the age of 14 months. She is my inspiration
Marlene Buccione
Acquaintance
January 15, 2019
A beautiful lady with a kind heart, such inspiration she leaves us with....PRAYERS and BLESSINGS
Valenda Newell
January 15, 2019
I am saddened by the death of this courageous woman. I hope you find everlasting peace.
January 14, 2019
Heartbroken May you RIP Pegi Young You will not be forgotten of all that you have created while on this earth. You have touch so many
Irene
January 14, 2019
Denise
January 14, 2019
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
January 14, 2019
I am very saddened by her loss. She made the world a better place.
Cindi Rimkus
January 13, 2019
She was a beautiful person.
Praryers for all those greiving. ❤
January 13, 2019
With heartfelt sympathy. Please accept my deepest condolences. May you continue to cherish her precious memories together. May you find comfort in the God of all comfort to offer you comfort and the strength to endure during these difficult times ahead.
January 12, 2019
Pegi, you were a lovely and warm hearted person. God bless you and keep you. Keep singing, and dreaming
Nancy Chenell
Friend
January 11, 2019
Angel with a Heart of Gold .... your noble legacy will live forever.
Love +
January 11, 2019
Rest In Peace dear Lady.
H D
January 11, 2019
How difficult this time must be for all of Pegis family! Love and support each other as much as possible.
Marilyn
Friend
January 10, 2019
Heart Broken!
Love and Peace.
Sydelle Driscoll
sydelle driscoll
Mother
January 10, 2019
May your Road go on forever.
Ian L Skinner
January 10, 2019
So sad to hear of her passing. I first found the Bridge School concerts back in the early 2000s, and tried to go every year. Some great times and for a great cause. Was sad to hear of their divorce and even sadder still to hear of her passing. Rest easy now and hope the music is wonderful.
Elizabeth R
January 9, 2019
Rest In Peace, such a beautiful soul inside and out, condolences to your family ❤
Angie Brown
January 9, 2019
Roz Cartiff
January 9, 2019
Dear, sweet Pegi it is hard to comprehend you are gone. Your soul and music will live on in our hearts forever. Rest in peace sweet angel..."somewhere on a desert highway, she rides a Harley Davidson...her long blonde hair flying in the wind..." ❤
Anna Venrick
January 9, 2019
So sorry to hear of the passing of such a talented lady. May she rest in peace from all her hard works.
C. L.
January 9, 2019
We heard of you before we saw you and the world will remember you forever. You are the Bridge!
Thank You for touching so many lives with grace and energy.
Rest In Peace.
Dave Biagini
January 9, 2019
Thinking about you, family and friends. Love is being sent out.
Scott Legere
January 8, 2019
Prayers for your soul and to your Children. I knew your music , such talent. Rest in peace on that Harvest Moon.
Debra Ponte
Friend
January 8, 2019
I never met you, Pegi Young but you have touched my heart and my soul through your music. I know God will wrap his arms around you. You are such a woman! Rest In Peace, dear lady. Rest In Peace.
Carol Dunfee
Acquaintance
January 8, 2019
RIP Pegi
January 8, 2019
Eternal rest grant unto Pegi, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen
January 8, 2019
Sorry for your loss May God of all tender mercy comfort you in your times of sadness.
January 8, 2019
Beverly Young
Friend
January 8, 2019
My condolences go out to Pegi's family and friends. She clearly made a difference for families and people with disabilities. May those who are grieving turn to the God of all comfort.
January 7, 2019
Go Rest High On That Mountain
Stan Simpson
January 7, 2019
Fly High Sweet Angel
Linda Harrelson
January 7, 2019
Long may you run in heaven Pegi
Terry VanCurler
Friend
January 7, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know our Father knows and feels your pain. He is there as your true source of comfort.
January 7, 2019
Darling Girl, Sorry you lost that battle, love will take you home. Condolences to Amber, Ben and Zeke, you mattered so much to them, and to us all, Marjorie
Marjorie Classen
Friend
January 7, 2019
No matter how much life a person had the privilege of living, the death of that loved one is never an easy thing to cope with. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that you find comfort in knowing that our Father in heaven is mourning with you for He too has lost a child in death.
January 7, 2019
Rip PEGI Young, you were a beautiful spirit with such compassion! Thanks for your inspiration to help
Others ! GOD HOLD YOU IN HIS ARMS!! ❤
Carol Lane
Friend
January 6, 2019
You've made a difference in the lives of those who needed it most and you did it with grace. What a treasure you've left this world. Thank you Pegi. Fly free
January 6, 2019
Rest in peace, sweet soul. Much love to family and friends.
Gaile Welker
Acquaintance
January 6, 2019
What a sad day this is, the world is a little bit less for her passing. I remember answering the phone when she called, what a delightful woman: humorous, compassionate, down to earth and full of excitement and exuberance. I will certainly miss her. Neil, my condolences my friend, may your memories of Pegi stay fresh and positive. Pegi my dear, sing with the angels and grace heaven with your beauty. Bob Squarebriggs
Robert Squarebriggs
Friend
January 6, 2019
Roanoke Va
January 6, 2019
You will be missed by many. You have done so many thing, in such a short time on Earth. May You rest in peace. Love You.
Jay Chamberlain
Friend
January 6, 2019
Pegi saw that there wasn't any existing solution to the challenges she and her son Ben faced, so she worked to not only find the solution needed, but to establish a school that provided those solutions to countless other kids in a way that helped them and respected them. We should all be so lucky to leave such a legacy of kindness, courage, commitment, decency and intelligence. My deepest condolences to her family and friends, and folks, think the time has come to start doing the concerts again? In her memory, in her honor? Making music in support of something beautiful -- what else does anyone have to do that's more important than that? She is at peace now, I hope people realize that and take comfort in it.
January 6, 2019
Your light will shine forever.
Elizabeth Porter
Acquaintance
January 6, 2019
Farewell to one heck of a lady. You will be missed.
Elizabeth Porter
Student
January 6, 2019
No more suffering . In God's hands now .
peggy stivason
January 6, 2019
A grand lady she was. rip pegi. you done good in this life. To teach is to touch a life. Awesome singer too
Deborah Gouchie
Friend
January 6, 2019
I do not want to repeat my post but I also dont see it here! RIP Pegi.. you were extremely sweet to me and brought an autographed CD of Neils to me back in the late 90s when I was school secretary at CMS when Amber was an 8 th grader. Also was blessed to get great Bridge Concert tickets for several years! We share the same name and got a kick of how we both changed our names from Peggy to Pegi! Saw you perform at the Fox about 13 yrs ago. You were awesome. Godspeed to Amber Ben and Zeke! RiP sweet talented woman taken way too soon♥♥♥
Pegi Chesney
Friend
January 6, 2019
Ann Stokman
January 6, 2019
Rest peaceful Pegi .
January 5, 2019
Pamela Ferro
January 5, 2019
Mahalo Nui Pegi, for touching so many people's hearts, including ours.

RIP

Aloha Oe, Tom and Nell
Hawaii
January 5, 2019
She was Real ....I met her while working on the Ragland in 70s and 25 yrs later at a Ragland reunion at Neils Greendale concert. She was very sweet and made you feel like she was interested in what you had to say. Shes gone way to soon.
Tom Gillespie
Acquaintance
January 5, 2019
So sorry for Pegiis family. What a wonderful, talented woman she was.
Fran Hammond
Acquaintance
January 5, 2019
Thank you Beautiful smart Goddess Pegi
Arshi Kristi kay Mclaughlin
Friend
January 5, 2019
Beautiful person, and her heart is in her songs. Big loss. Condolences to the family and her band.
Deb Evans
January 5, 2019
You lived a life of caring with beauty and grace. RIP
Jojo Reed
Friend
January 5, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family of Pegi Young. She will be dearly missed. May God comfort your hearts each day. Psalm 86:15
BW H
January 5, 2019
I love you! You got me signatures I would have never gotten. Will always remember and appreciate that. I am remodeling my house but when I put my memorabilia back up you will be featured. God bless you and your kindness!! I cant say enough but thank you!!!!!
Alan Tullos
January 5, 2019
Condolences to family and friends.
January 5, 2019
I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for their loss of a talented woman, who will be remembered for her contribution to the music industry. May you find comfort and help in God during this time of sorrow.
January 5, 2019
May your beautiful spirit rest in PEACE. Your music is inspiring and therapeutic. You may be gone but your legacy lives on!
Linda
January 5, 2019
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
January 5, 2019
We will miss you Pegi...RIP
Emil Suchy
January 5, 2019
Met her back in the day with Neil in Santa Cruz at a Chinese restaurant, they were the happiest couple, she was pregnant with their son then.
Toured their home on the Big Island of Hawaii back in 2002.
So sorry for her passing, beautiful person.
Good person, Neil had a good one there...
Aloha Pegi...
January 4, 2019
The known legend is coming to heaven! Bringing her beautiful soul, her kindness and her music! RIP,Pegi!
Ivone Walker
Friend
January 4, 2019
Thoughts and prayers sent to the family. Beautiful Pegi, God Bless
Terry Dawson
Friend
January 4, 2019
Pegi
You gave me so much inspiration and I truly respected you as a woman and someone who gave so much love
So sorry to have lost you to cancer
Will remember you with fondness and always cherish the music and the bridge school concert experiences
Michelle Carson
Friend
January 4, 2019
May her soul R I P.
January 4, 2019
My deepest condolences to the entire family and friends, she leaves a legacy for people with disabilities, touching my heart deeply!
Jacqueline Cameron
Acquaintance
January 4, 2019
I met Pegi one day with my best friend from elementry school Sandie Lehner. We had planned to go for a ride on the bikes for a womans ride(mothers day.) At that time i did not have my own Harley so I rode Neils bike. I was into Special Needs folks and so we had some simular interests. Pegi's girlfriend from her childhood was going with us as well. It was cool to get with our friends and take a fun ride. I am sorry to say that now not only is pegi gone but my friend and "good friend of Pegi's Sandie just passed , as did Sandies life partner dirty dan cissell. a matter of fact Pegi died on Sandies birth day. I am devastated to find that all my friends on the mountain are passing before my eyes. Thanks for letting me vent.....Pegi stand up like you always do I love you, Happy Trails..
Sandra Nelson
Friend
January 4, 2019
Thanks for the music that guided me down the path of happiness. Having
the honor to meet you and hear you preform . Rest easy sweet lady you will always be remembered in many hearts.
Michael Anderson . Woodside Ca.
Michael Anderson
Neighbor
January 4, 2019
RIP Pegi...No more suffering You will live on because of your music and Bridge School ❤
Dena Jagstrom
Acquaintance
January 4, 2019
Sincere condolences for the loss of the love and life of one who will be remembered for the love she showed to others. " faith, hope, love; but the greatest of these is love." 1Corinthians 13:13.
Cynthia Gillis
Friend
January 4, 2019
RIP beautiful Pegi..I loved your music...you had quite a journey here on earth and you made such a difference in the lives of so many...you will be dearly missed...big hugs in heaven xoxo
debi williams
January 4, 2019
You will live on through your music, your generous philanthropic work and in the hearts and minds of your beloved children, grandchildren, and all who knew you and knew of you. I have a feeling you wont Rest In Peace. You will rock in peace!! Thanks Pegi . You will be missed!!❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
Karen Olsen
Friend
January 4, 2019
I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for their loss of a talented person. May you find comfort and help in God during this time of sorrow.
(Psalms 86:17)
January 4, 2019
Somewhere on a desert highway, she rides a Harley Davidson. R.I.P.
Rose
January 4, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Pegi s family. Im very sorry about her passing away. God is close when we are broken hearted and have to endure the loss of a loved one with many tears. Ps 56: 8.
C W
January 4, 2019
A woman who changed many lives in her short life. RIP Pegi
P Silva
January 4, 2019
I am sorry for your loss. Ms. Young as a mother love for her child is encouraging to other mothers. I wish the family peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to be the very tool to move on. May God continue to comfort your family.(23rd Psalm)
M.V.
January 4, 2019
I am so sorry for the loss of such a loving and caring person. May the God of all comfort strengthen and comfort you during this difficult time.
Melinda
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