Honoracia Lulu Young

December 24, 1932February 23, 2019
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Honoracia Lulu Young, 86, of Liberty, Missouri, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Pleasant Valley Manor. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am Saturday, March 2nd, at Saint James Catholic Church. Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery. Friends may call on the family from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday at the church, where the Spanish Rosary will be prayed at 6:00 pm and the English Rosary will be prayed at 7:45 pm. In lieu of flowers, Contributions may be made to the family.

Lulu was born on December 24, 1932 in Saint Joseph, Missouri to Augustine and Josefa (Suarez) Bernard. She was raised in Saint Joseph, leaving school in the 8th grade to get a job to help her family. She remained a resident there until the day she married in 1963 and became Robert Lee Young’s First Lady. That is when she moved to Liberty, Missouri, where she remained the rest of her life. She worked at both Andy’s Grocery and The Lunch Box, before working at the Missouri Hospital for Women’s Heath, all in Saint Joseph. She worked as a Nurses Aid for North Kansas City Hospital, which she left to become a Full-Time Stay-at-Home Mom. Then she worked for Liberty Public Schools Food Service and Cedars of Liberty. She retired in 1996 from Liberty Public Schools following 16 years of service, to become a full time Mimi.

Lulu loved spending time in her kitchen. She thoroughly enjoyed cooking and baking for friends and family. Many will remember her for the tamales that she supplied to people throughout the area, which started at the Fall Festival and quickly turned into a year round occurrence. She also baked wedding and birthday cakes for all of her friends and family. Lulu had a servants heart, which led her to become a confidential confidant who was completely loyal to the absent, and never had a bad or unkind word for anyone. She loved holidays, especially Christmas and Halloween, and since her children were young, she never missed hosting a New Year’s Eve Party for her family, friends and neighbors.

She has been an active member of Saint James Catholic Church since 1963, as well as a member of their Precious Blood Society, the Over 50’s Club, and active pen pal with the students at Saint James School. She also served as a sponsor for many wishing to join the church, and frequently prayed for those that she knew needed it.

Lulu was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 28 years when he died in 1991; and siblings, Austin, Sylvester, Angela, Alexander, Margaret, Raymon, Virginia and Nate.

She is survived by her 2 daughters, Robin A. Young and Rebecca Lance and her husband, Horton; a step-daughter, Vicki Moore; 6 grandchildren, JayAnn Lance (Matthew Pennington), MacKenzie Lance, Brett Lance, Trinity White, David Southward III and Lacey Moore; Great Grandchildren, Maeve Pennington, True White and Talon White; 8 siblings, Louisa McCartney, Willie Bernard and his wife Loretta, Julia Barnes, Hector Bernard and his wife Sharon, Rosie DeVinney and her husband Russ, Sadie Crail and her husband Rick, Suzanna Crossfield and her husband Rick, and Paula Deets and her husband Matt; along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Fond memories and condolences may be left at as service arrangements are under the direction of Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home, 119 East Franklin Street in Liberty, Missouri (816) 781-2000.


  • Augustine Bernard, Father
  • Josefa Suarez, Mother
  • Robert Lee Young, Husband
  • Robin A. Young, Daughter
  • Rebecca Lance, Daughter
  • Horton Lance, Son-in-law
  • Vicki Moore, Step-Daughter
  • JayAnn Lance, Granddaughter
  • MacKenzie Lance, Granddaughter
  • Brett Lance, Grandson
  • Maeve Pennington, Great Granddaughter
  • Louisa McCartney, Sister
  • Willie Bernard, Brother
  • Loretta Bernard, Sister-in-law
  • Julia Barnes, Sister
  • Hector Bernard, Brother
  • Sharon Bernard, Sister-in-law
  • Rosie DeVinney, Sister
  • Russ DeVinney, Brother-in-law
  • Sadie Crail, Sister
  • Rick Crail, Brother-in-law
  • Suzanna Crossfield, Sister
  • Rick Crossfield, Brother-in-law
  • Paula Deets, Sister
  • Matt Deets, Brother-in-law
  • Numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends

  • Matthew Pennington
  • Jakob Daugherty
  • Dylan Barnes
  • Michael Barnes
  • Mark Barnes
  • Robert Barnes
  • Willie Bernard, Honorary
  • Eric Blythe, Honorary
  • Charles Huff, Honorary
  • Benjamin Potter, Honorary


  • Visitation Friday, March 1, 2019
  • Rosary Service (Spanish) Friday, March 1, 2019
  • Rosary Service (English) Friday, March 1, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, March 2, 2019

Honoracia Lulu Young

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Vicki Moore

March 1, 2019

I was 10 hear old when Lulu came into my life as my step mom in 1963. From day one she was always loving and kind to me. I felt lucky that my Dad had ask her to marry him. Dad and Lulu would take me with them to St. Joseph on the weekends to Lulu's parents home, where I would play with all the kids and eat the best mexican food. Lulu and her family always welcomed me to their homes and family events. Then Dad and Lulu had my two little sisters, Robin and Becky Ann, they raised both of them to be respectable and loving beautiful young ladies. Lulu enjoyed to the fullest extent her daughter's and all of her grandchildren. Lulu knew I enjoyed cooking, when she visited me and my family in Oklahoma, she taught me how to make her homemade tortillas. She gladly shared her recipe with me and I learned from her that no measuring cups or spoons were needed to make her tortillas. I am so proud to have had Lulu as my step mom. I think of her often and know that she was greeted in heaven by our Dad. She will always have a special place in my heart.

MacKenzie Lance

February 27, 2019

Eric Blythe

February 27, 2019

So many memories love you


February 27, 2019

May the Queen , rest in peace, thanks for the leadership you provided for our Families.
You'll be missed Dearly. We Love you. Ricky Lee

Linda Robinson

February 26, 2019

I remember Lulu coming to WoHeLo Hideaway to teach some of us Camp Fire ladies how to make homemade tortillas. Bless her heart for her patience. She was a very kind, loving, and giving person. She will be missed on this Earth as she starts her next journey of somewhere much grander.

Sara Lemons (Nelson)

February 26, 2019

So many menories of both Red and Lulu! I loved them both, having grown up around them. The camping, the fishing. Red was always happy and smiling, teasing us kids, playing with us. Lulu was always in her kitchen, cooking something. I have many fond memories of her sitting at the kitchen table in her house dresses and sun dresses while she waited on whatever she was cooking, talking to me. Tamales were her specialty and a favorite for anyone that knew her and had the pleasure of eating them. She was a great mom, strict but loving with her girls and with any kids who visited her house. I miss them both and am very saddened at Lulu's passing. She was larger than life and someone, that as a child, I thought would live forever.