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Andri Anna (“Andy”) Youngs

  • | 9:42 a.m. February 19, 2024
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Andri Anna (“Andy”) Youngs

Andri Anna (“Andy”) Youngs, 89, longtime resident of Longboat Key, Fl. passed away on February 8, 2024. She leaves behind Luther, her loving husband of 67 years, and her adoring five children and two grandchildren.

Andy was born in New Orleans, La. to Maritza and Andrew Alach, originally of Croatia, and grew up on the beaches of Biloxi, Miss. with her three siblings. She earned her nursing degree from Hôtel-Dieu (University Hospital) in New Orleans, which is where she met and fell in love with Luther. Living in New Orleans inspired her passion for cooking to the delight of family and friends who throughout the years enjoyed her many specialties, including her award-winning Shrimp Étouffée and Bread Pudding.

Andy and Luther settled with their kids in Lakeland, Fl. where Andy dedicated her life to caring for and raising her family. She also made the time to be active in the community, including as an energetic volunteer, where she promoted breast cancer awareness and assisted other organizations focused on family health.

Andy was a faithful Catholic and while in Longboat Key became a well-known parishioner of St. Mary Star of the Sea Church. She was passionate about the holidays and dedicated her time to church activities, her favorite being the annual Christmas Bazaar.

Andy was a loving (and fun-loving) wife, mother, grandmother, and friend and will be missed by many.

Memorial services will be held at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church on Longboat Key on Monday, February 26, 2024, at 11 am.


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