Donna Maria Young

February 21, 1959 ~ February 4, 2024 (age 64) 64 Years Old


On February 4th, 2024, after a hard fought battle with cancer, Donna Maria Young passed away at the age of 64. 

Donna is survived by her loving husband Steve, daughter Shawna, son Danny, and grandchildren. She is preceded in death by brother George, sons Michael and Neil and grandson Steven. 

Donna, the youngest of nine children, was born on February 21, 1959 in Rhode Island. Her mother Priscilla, father Frank, six brothers, and two sisters, soon moved out west to Nevada. Growing up in Las Vegas, Donna loved the outdoors, her family, animals, and general lighthearted mischief. She made her way to California, after meeting her husband Steve on Valentine’s Day, they later settled in Tracy with their family. 

Donna will be remembered for many things but for nothing more than her ability to make those around her feel special. There was no situation she wouldn’t help you through.  She was always good for support and always good for a laugh. Her sense of loyalty to those in her life knew no limits.

Throughout her life, Donna used her keen sense of empathy to help so many, none more than children. She ran a daycare, was the president of the Tracy Raiders youth football organization, and worked as a teacher’s aid. She did it all for the children and always had their best interest at the forefront of her mind. She had an innate nurturing ability that allowed her to patiently care for every child as if they were her own. She loved the kids, and they loved her. 

Outside of staying busy with family, working, volunteering, and supporting friends, she loved the arts. Donna had the ability to effortlessly excel in many different art forms. 

As a photographer, she captured a plethora of friend’s and family’s most precious memories, most often free of charge. Her paintings sit in hallways of many houses. Her crafts and keepsakes sit on countless shelves. Not only will she live on in our memories but through her art as well. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 South Central Avenue, Tracy on Sunday, February 18th at 11:00 am. The Young family will be having a gathering at the Moose Lodge, 35 East Sixth Street, Tracy, CA, following the chapel service as they continue in celebrating her life & legacy.

Chapel services will be live streamed via her tribute page at for family & friends unable to attend. An online guest book is also available for condolences and special message to the family.


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Celebration of Life
February 18, 2024

11:00 AM
Fry Memorial Chapel
550 S. Central Ave.
Tracy, CA 95376

Video is available for this event


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