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Joan Lorena Smith Young

Joan Lorena Smith Young
  • October 28, 1930 - November 29, 2012
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“You are now at rest with Hal interred at Arlington National Cemetary on November 3rd 2016. The full military honor ceremony was moving and beautiful...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Susan Young - Elk grove, CA

“Always thinking of you Mom. Love you, Susan ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Susan - Elk Grove, CA - Daughter

“Happy Birthday Mother. I miss you and think of you every day. I know you are at peace in Heaven and I Love you. Your Loving Daughter, Susan Louise ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Susan young - Elk Grove, CA

“My memories of Joan were that of a very little girl while she was married to my dad's eldest brother, Robert Stearns. A lovely, and gifted dancer...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Lisa Stearns-Parker - Meridian, ID

“Steve and I did not get a chance to spend as much time as we would have liked with him being in the military but the time we did was great. my...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Lori Stearns - grants Pass, OR

“Aunt Joan was certainly one of the most gracious and beautiful women that I have met. Family celebrations in her home were joyful and inviting. I...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Laurie K, Lane - Modesto, CA


Joan Lorena Smith Young, 82, wife of LTC. Harold G. Young, USA Chemical Corp (Ret) of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, died Thursday, November 29, 2012. Funeral Services will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR INC. FUNERAL CHAPELS, MOUNT PLEASANT LOCATION.

Joan was born on October 28, 1930 in Portland, Oregon, daughter of the late Frank Smith and Laverne Wilson Smith. She was a former ballet dancer with the American Ballet Theatre.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Harold G. Young of Mount Pleasant, SC; one daughter, Susan Stearns Young of California, one step daughter, Sabrina Young Williams and her husband, Dale, of Kiawah Island, SC and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Steven Wilson Stearns and a step-son Andrew Lawrence Young.