Amber Young Nuytten Obituary
Amber Young Nuytten, 49 years old, passed away on December 18th at her home in Avery, TX, surrounded by her family, after her valiant fight with aggressive breast cancer. Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family, friends, and many supporters carried her through many hard days. Yet even throughout her own struggle with cancer, she remained positive and faithful to the lord and caring to others experiencing the battle....
Amber was born on August 24, 1974, in Sheridan, Wyoming, to Butch Young and Nicki Young Haivala, joining two older brothers, Steve and Scott, arriving on her oldest brother Steve’s birthday. The family grew up in Gillette, Wyoming. Steve and his wife, Billie Jo, along with Scott and his wife, Jamie, later established their homes in Gillette.
The family was very active in school, church, and community events. Amber had a spirit of excellence in everything she did, demonstrated by winning many Grand Champion awards in her 4-H and FFA activities. She loved to sing and earned the honor of Special Edition in choir. She enjoyed participating in school musicals and competing in musical contests. Later in life using these musical gifts for her ministry.
Amber attended CCSD from grades K-10 and graduated High School in Grass Range, MT in 1992. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education at Montana State University. She then went on to teach school in Montana and Wyoming. Since the age of five, Amber knew she wanted to teach and started using her God-given gifts, first in the school system and later in ministry.
Amber was known for her ease in frequent conversation with even total strangers. She possessed a contagious smile and a true sincerity in caring for others. Throughout her life, she maintained a sweet and simple demeanor that won the trust and hearts of many, who even now are being changed by her witness of constant nurturing love and faith. She was the embodiment of selflessness, a natural leader, teacher, great friend, loving daughter, amazing wife, and a phenomenal mother. Her gift of joy, shown through her constant smiling, laughter, and sincere love, will never be forgotten.
Amber married Jim Farber, and to this union, two beautiful children were born, Grace and Matthew. On April 1, 2010, Amber married Jerry Nuytten, the love of her life, and to this
union were added two more beautiful children, Faith and Isaiah. They were married for 13 years until her passing. Amber homeschooled her children and worked alongside her husband Jerry at their Peaceful Water Ranch.
A woman of faith and the heartbeat of the Nuytten family, Amber significantly shaped their spirituality by her tireless Christian example, ministry, prayer, and activities. It would be her deepest desire for everybody to be saved and meet her in Heaven. Her spirit of excellence was a sacrifice of praise to the Lord and she will be sorely missed. SEE YOU LATER, “AM”
She was preceded in death by her father, Butch Young; grandparents, Bill and Evelyn Young and Bob and Nellie Force; step-son, Andrew Farber; and step-brother, Jake Haivala.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry; children, Grace, Matthew, Faith, and Isaiah; step-son, James Farber; mother, Nicki Haivala, and step-father, John Haivala; brother, Steve (Billie Jo) Young; brother, Scott (Jamie) Young; step-brother, Josh (Kim) Haivala; and a long list of many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews.
There will be a Celebration of Life Service on December 23, 2023, at the Bates Family Funeral Home in De Kalb, TX, at 2 PM. A reception will follow the ceremony.
A second Celebration of Life service will be held in Gillette, Wyoming, at The Church at the Barn, #2 McKenzie Rd, on January 5, 2024, at 2PM.
The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, and support in many heartfelt forms.