In fact, you are proposing a definition of life.
Entropy is not disorder. Entropy is moreover energy dispersal . Any systemic interaction (e.g. two containers with substances at different temperatures, or two magnets approaching) can produce negative or positive entropy. Consider that systems are not only thermodynamic, but of a variety of species: informatic, biological, emotional, etc. Entropy equivalent interpretations can be found for many of such domains.
The idea that the universe tends to a disorder, or that the entropy of the universe will get to a maximum value at the end of time is naive. Such idea is equivalent to predicting the final state of a house, when it is in the process of construction, just by observing how the hammer works. Some phenomena, like that of thermodynamic systems, usually ends up in thermical dispersal, or entropy increase. But not in all cases. There are no pure thermodynamic systems. All systems are affected by multiple types of behaviors. Benard cells might appear when a liquid enters into ebullition. Free magnets in space tend to align. Human beings are formed from dust. Etc. All such examples are the equivalent of energy concentration.
Considering that the term life has not a precise definition, you are suggesting that any interaction that produces the opposite effect of entropy (energy concentration, which usually implies organization, although not always) would be classified as life.
In such case, the existence of animals and plants would be life. But also the existence of the sun, stars, every rock in every planet, every atom, etc., would be life. At least, that would be more precise than the current definitions of life.
 The second law of entropy states that the total amount of change of the ratio heat over temperature is always positive or zero. In simple words, this tells that the spontaneous internal energy changes of a system tend to dispersal, not to concentration, and this can be observed just by allowing systems of different temperatures to interact exchanging temperature and assessing the final result: thermic energy flows from hot to cold, until equilibrium; in such case, the entropy change value is positive. Boltzmann provides a generalization of such principle, which can be applied to any system, although the notion is not so intuitive and might be problematic from the philosophical perspective, because it assumes everything is a particle, an object. Although atomic or even molecular entities are not precisely particles, the artifice still works.