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 Boulder City Review on Jan. 3, 2019.
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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
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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
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