BASILE~A dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, Lula had a rich and fulfilling life.
Growing up in Eunice, she married John Austin Young, her high school sweetheart after graduating from Eunice High School.
Lu took great pride in being a career military wife, spending 20 years with John and their children, traveling and living throughout the United States and overseas. She was on her own when John was deployed by the Army, and her strong faith and commitment to family ensured that her family thrived. Although the miles separated them, their commitment to each other was unwavering, and he was able to fulfill his military service because of her constant support, love, faith and dedication. She was a homemaker, the heart of her family, and a strong, independent woman who was very proud of the family she and John created and nurtured.
After retirement, Lu and John established and lived in their home on Grand Pѐrѐ Farm where she made many memories with her family. She was a wonderful cook, enjoyed gardening, and was an avid reader. Time spent with cherished, life-long friends, "The Family," enriched their lives with much joy and laughter. She also looked forward to her monthly luncheons and bourrѐ with her high school friends. Her smile lit up the world and her caring spirit touched many lives.
Lu was an active member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Basile, where she taught CCD for a number of years and dedicated time in the adoration chapel.
She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, John Austin Young, Sr., of Basile; daughters, Laurice Young, Cathy Young Zion (Harvey), Mona Young Redlich (Lowell), Tina Young-Redlich (Lyle), and son John Austin Young, Jr. (Miho). Grandchildren include Michael McLaughlin(Amber), Joanna Johnson, Zachary Zion, Rachel Zion, Andrew LeBlanc(Jessica), Austin LeBlanc, Emily Barclay (Jason), Ian Redlich(Megan), Caitlin Clark (Jon) Hannah Redlich, Gunther Redlich, Hans Redlich, Sage Young, Theo Young, and Elena Young. She is survived by 9 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by her sisters Lou Ann Micochero and Judy Simmons (Frank).
She is predeceased by her father Julius Young, her mother Lenis Guillory, and her brother Ralph Young.
At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Basile on Thursday, March 7th from 1:00 pm until 9:00 pm and again on Friday, March 8th from 8:00 am until time of Funeral Services at 10:00 am at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Basile. Burial will follow in the St. Augustine Mausoleum with Deacon Gary Gaudin officiating. Deacon Gary Gaudin will recite a Rosary at 6:00 pm on Thursday.
The family asks for those who desire, memorial contributions be made in Lu's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or by phone 1.800.805.5856
Family and friends may view this obituary and sign the guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com
Ardoin's Funeral Home of Basile, 1210 South Ryan Ave, (337)432.6726 is in charge of arrangements.
I am so sorry for your loss. I always look forward to Mrs. Lu’s facebooks posts. Her words and encouragement were so loving when I was having health issues. Just recently she posted that we needed to visit and it is disappointing that it never happened. Again so sorry for your loss and you will all certainly be in my thoughts and prayers. (Latrice, it has been so long since I have seen you but I often think about the days at BHS)
Cynthia Budden PriceEunice, LA
I knew Mrs Lou from my mom. They graduated high school together and remained close friends throughout the years. She and my mom were in the “Club 52” which was the year they graduated together. They had monthly lunches with the girls from there class. My mom always looked forward to meeting everyone for those lunches when I was in high school I would pick up her daughter Tina in the morning for school.i loved seeing Mrs Lou every morning. I was always early to pick Tina up just so I could sit and visit with Mrs Lou. I know she will be missed by her family but also anyone who knew her. May u Rest In Peace.
Sandra Thibodeaux churchPrarieville, LA
So sorry for your loss. May God bless you all at this time and in days to come. R.I.P.
John Randall YoungEunice, LA
I met Lu through my sister-in-law Janet Thibodeaux. Then later on as I grew up, got married I had the good fortune to meet up with her again in Anchorage Alaska where we were all stationed.My husband was in the Army also and when we got quarters on base, we lived just down the street from each other. It was so special for me to have someone from home. She was such a dear friend. When I had my first child, she and John were her godparents. We stay in touch for a while after we left Alaska and later on on a couple of trips back to Eunice to visit my family I would stop by and have coffee with them. She was a very special person.I know her family will miss her. I just want y'all to know that you are all in my prayers.
MARY L WOODSCopperas Cove, TX
I have not seen my beautiful Godmother for many years but I have wonderful memories. She was a sweet and wonderful soul. I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you all strength and comfort during this difficult time.
Latesia GanosRoundRock, TX
It has been years but I remember Lu as a wonderful, kind, loving mother. She was friends with my family and she and my aunt spent time together while their husbands were deployed in the military. Lu is God mother to my cousin, and one of her daughters took care of me in the hospital while I was in delivery. I will always remember her and her family. A family that she anchored and nurtured with love. I am so sorry for her loss and I will remember her and her family in my prayers. What a beautiful soul, may she Rest In Peace.
Janice CormierEunice, LA
So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed our little visits when we would meet up at the doctors office or aat the store in town
Lynn ManuelEunice, LA
Mrs Lu was an amazing person. I will always remember her kindness with everyone she came in contact with and her genuineness. May she Rest In Peace
Christopher VeillonMoss Bluff, LA
sorry to learn that Lu is gone. we will always cherish the wonderful memories that we have of her and will miss her very much.
james r ortegoeunice, LA
So sorry for your loss.She will forever be missed and loved by many.I feel blessed to have known her as one of my mentors and friend throughout the years. Rest In Peace Ms. Lou.
Anna ardoinvilleplatte, LA
So sorry for your loss.
Nedra young kerinLafayette, LA