Kaitlyn "Katie" Alana Young

July 26, 1998November 2, 2018
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Kaitlyn Alana Young “Katie” was 20 when she passed on November 2, 2018. She was a beautiful miracle baby and a gift from God given to Jeff and Kathy Young on July 26, 1998.

Katie was a second-year student attending Sante Fe College in Gainesville, Florida. She was undecided on her major, but she had mentioned several times that she wanted to be a social worker. The community would have been lucky to have her support for others in their time of need. Her heart was full of love and she touched so many during her short time here with us.

Immediate surviving family members: Her parents, Jeff and Kathy Young, her siblings, Samantha Young, Justin Young (wife, Ashley Young). Her grandparents, Jack and Mary Jane Fields and Bill and Paulette Young. Our family has experienced many losses over the years, but we know that she is in the comfort of our Lord rejoicing with them all now.

Katie was an animal lover. The house was always full of her furry friends. We would ask that you consider donating to the ASPCA on her behalf.

Though Katie is no longer physically present, she will never be forgotten. Her infectious laugh, amazing eyes and beautiful smile will live on in our memories forever. We love you more, Katie Bug.

In honor of Katie Young, our family is asking that if you would prefer to donate in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her honor to the ASPCA, which provides life-saving programs and services to millions of animals nationwide. Katie held a special place in her heart for animals and we know she would prefer this. Please join us in celebrating her life and pay tribute by making a donation to give abused and homeless animals a second chance at life.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 10, 2018

Kaitlyn "Katie" Alana Young

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Jade Turner

January 21, 2019

I wanted to save this for a rainy day. Today its been so long since I've heard her voice and smiled at her obnoxiously cute laugh. I miss her so much everyday, its like an ongoing nightmare you can't wake up from. She brought so much brightness & laughter to my life, my heart aches to write this because I'm still just in disbelief. Katie meant so much to me, the first day we met she was so vibrant and full of life. As I got to know her more I realized how much I needed her in my life, she made me feel so alive and I thank God for giving me the privilege of crossing paths with such a beautiful soul. I prayed so long for a friend like her and boy were my prayers answered and some.. She was the best friend I could ask for, I wish so bad the world got to see the greatness in her but I'm more grateful to be among the few that did see. I will honor her and keep her name alive for as long as I am. She will always be God's most beautiful angel that heaven has ever laid eyes on. I am so heart broken. Everything about her is unforgettable. Although I can only smile and laugh when thinking of her and memories we share, I had to accept the fact that the crying won't stop for a long time. Rest Easy Katie. I love you,forever.

Granny & Gramps Young

December 10, 2018

Broken Chain
We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you the day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.
Ron Tranmer
Till the chain is linked again sweetie love you to the moon and back, Granny and Gramps

Christine Maloney

December 3, 2018

Kathy, I've been trying to reach out and find you over the years and when looking again this morning, I saw this. 💔 My heart is breaking for you! I am so sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can do or if you want to talk (even though it's been years), I'm here. May God give you some sense of peace. Much love to you!

Bonny & Bret Dwyer

November 18, 2018

We are, at a loss. Katie was such a free spirited, proud, quick with a smile and a hug young woman.
Not only physically beautiful, but even more beautiful on the inside.
We are well aware that there are NO words that will ever comfort your sorrow. There are NO words that will mend your broken heart. We also have been forced to travel this lonely, unforgiving road.
I know, Rhett was waiting for your Katie with open arms and a smile. They always had such a special place for each other.
I am so sorry your hearts are broken.
Bonny & Bret

Fatima Kargbo

November 15, 2018


I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. I am praying for God’s peace to cover you and your family during this difficult time.


Anna Parker

November 14, 2018


I recall so vividly chatting about Katie. She was bold and confident, even years ago as a child. I loved hearing the stories; always calling her your "mini-me".

My heart breaks for you and your family. Please know you are in my thoughts.

Love ya KY,

Anna P.

Kathy Young

November 13, 2018

We took some of the beautiful flowers from the memorial to what will be Katie's final resting place at Palm Valley Cemetery. We were fortunate to be able to place her where we believe is the the most appropriate place for her - in a place where she will be seen first as entering the garden between two large trees by the water...

Karen Doherty

November 12, 2018

Kathy, Jeff, Mark and the Young Family,

I was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support to mourn and celebrate Kaitlyn’s Life, as I was relegated to the outer Lobby during the Service.
There was such an electic group of individuals who assembled because your Daughter made such a positive impact upon their Lives. People were laughing, then crying uncontrollably, and I was so impressed with how they lifted each other up to console one another. I had a huge lump in my throat, as I too, was so thoroughly moved emotionally.
I witnessed these amazing young people who Loved, admired, and will miss your Katie. The words that I heard during the Service described You, Kathy!

May God Bless You, Jeff, Mark, and Your Entire Family!

Michele Brown

November 11, 2018

When we moved here 10 years ago Autumn met Katie at LPA. The two became fast friends, shared many laughs and good times together. Katie made it a point to be at as many LPA girls basketball games as she could to cheer on Autumn and the team. This summer Katie stopped by to see Autumn and my niece Lea. I thank God for the opportunity of seeing Katie that day, the smile, laughter between three of them and my chance to hug Katie. Our prayers are with you Jeff, Kathy and family.

Steve Brown and Michele Dungee-Brown

Kylie Jones

November 10, 2018

There’s so much that I could say about the girl who was my other half for so long. I had known her since we were in kindergarten and we became inseparable in middle school. She helped shape me into the person I am
today and I couldn’t be more thankful for her. From our golf cart adventures to all of the places we went too once we convinced our parents to take us to all of the laughs we shared, I will forever hold those close to me. It’s funny how much you forget until you lose someone then all of the good times and even some of the bad times come flooding back. Even though this has broken my heart, I am thankful that I was able to relive all of those wild times that make up so much of our lives. Thank you Kathy and Jeff for making such an amazing girl that impacted not only me but so many others. And thank you to all the other people that loved her just as much as I did.

With love, Kylie