Lorraine M. Young

February 3, 1959May 29, 2019

Lori Young, 60, passed away on May 29th in Palm Beach Gardens, FL with her loving family by her side.

She is survived by her loving partner in life, John Smotherman; son Mark Young, (Amie Crisp), grandson, Maxwell Young, step-granddaughters Hannah and Hailey Crisp and step-grandson Landon Crisp; brothers Dennis Young (Cathy), Kevin Young (Wendy); sisters Phyllis Noble, Marty Barker (Ken), Trisha Burke (Hal), Reni Echemendia (Juan) and sister-in-law Jane Young. She also leaves behind countless nieces, nephews, cousins and great friends. She is predeceased by her Mother and Father, Thomas and Lorraine Young, brother Ted Young and brother-in-law Robert Noble.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Ann Catholic Church in West Palm Beach, FL on Saturday, June 15th at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in Lori’s memory.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 15, 2019


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Shelagh Murphy-Dufault

June 15, 2019

My gosh, woman!! Lori, you lived every single moment of your life!
Every minute with you was filled with such joy and effervescence and you blessed us all.

I was just amazed by you each and every time I saw your great, grinning face beaming over at me from some crowded room, moving and jiving through the masses for a long and heartfelt hug.

You will always be that sunshiny golden girl in the middle of our memories with your unsquelchable laugh and loving boho-chick vibe.

I told you once you danced as if your feet never touched the floor and we joked that one day we'll have to learn how to dance.

This is surreal, to say goodbye so soon. You're missed already by countless numbers of people you've touched with your smile and that heart...

Your family is held in our most tender memories, your beloved son Mark Young and his precious family, and your partner, our friend, John Smotherman whose life you transformed forever.

Godspeed and safehome, to our happiest and most beloved dancing girl.

Bill and Rita Rabon

June 12, 2019

Lori was such an awesome human being. Many fond memories, always with love and compassion for others. Talked her into buying a pair of red cowboy (girl) boots at a festival I played with Smo and Bob Dylan group. She absolutely rocked those boots. God showed throughout this wonderful lady’s life in her love and kindness to others. We all miss you pretty girl. RIP

Mark Young

June 11, 2019

Mom. I will never forget those years growing up when the Braves used to have Spring Training by the house, and as long as my grades and behavior were ok, you would let me miss a couple days to watch a Spring Training game or two during the week. I remember you being as excited as I was to go to the stadium early and try to catch the ball players and get autographs. You would keep an eye out for the players and let me know who was on the way so I could get their baseball card out (which you helped me alphabetize for quick access) in time for them to sign it for me. When Dave Justice would not sign a card for me, we both made fun of him and called him names for weeks......until he helped the Braves win a World Series, then all was forgiven. I also remember when I got to be the Bat Boy for the West Palm Beach Expos and you and Dad were waiting for me to finish so you could take me home, there were a bunch of kids waiting outside so they could get autographs from the ball players. I came out instead of one of the players and the kids got really excited thinking it was going to be a baseball player ready for an autograph; once they realized it was just the Bat Boy they got a little saddened, but asked for my autograph anyway. I signed it as if I was an MLB superstar and I could see you and Dad laughing as I signed the baseball with the biggest smile on my face as well.

What about when I came home from Basic Training (the first time) and you drove me to my first duty station. After I checked-in we were free to hang out for a while and I kept talking about how my Drill Instructor would have been so disappointed in some of the people that I met that day because their uniforms were not pressed or they were slacking on their Military bearing, etc. You made so much fun of me for that (rightfully so). I still giggle about that version of me from time to time and how you called me out for it.

I Love You and miss you momma. Love Mark, Maxwell, and Family

Henry Russo

June 11, 2019

Lori in the time that I have known you;school days you were always a kind and loving person and you have gone way too soon,will always cherish the memories I have of you and the fun we had.Love always Henry.

Cherry Parker

June 11, 2019

Lori was absolutely beautiful inside and out, always ready with a smile and a hug. Some say she just got her wings but I believe they were always there.... that we were not worthy enough to see it.... an angel amongst us.
SOAR, Lori, although you are painfully missed!
Dearest dearest John, Mark, Kevin and the rest of the bereaved family.... we grieve with you and wish you all Healing and Peace!