Carolyn Young, 1954-2021


Carolyn Sue Young, 66, of La Porte, Ind., passed away peacefully at 11:41 p.m. Saturday, April 3, 2021, at IU Health University Hospital, Indianapolis.

She was born May 8, 1954, in Michigan City, Ind., to Marion and Betty (Blackwell) VanMeter.

Carolyn worked on the bun line at Alpha Baking. She was a Christian who enjoyed shopping, walks and spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are her three sons, Jeff Payne and Jeremy (Jennifer) Payne, both of Rector, Ark., and Brent (Kayla McGinnis) Payne of La Porte; two brothers, Gary (Peggy) VanMeter of Westville, Ind., and Jim VanMeter of California; two sisters, Judy VanMeter of Michigan City and Cheryl VanMeter of Virginia; stepbrother, Ronnie of California; four grandchildren, Jillian McGinnis and Kurt, Tommy and Jackson Payne; and her friend and coworker, Noe.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Michael Young; and two brothers, Denny VanMeter and Mike VanMeter.

Cremation will take place. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, La Porte, is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

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One Response to “Carolyn Young, 1954-2021”

  1. Kipp Bell

    Apr 30. 2021

    My thoughts and prayers to the VanMeter and Young families.

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