Mindy Deanne Shimizu

photo 1Mindy Deanne Shimizu, of League City, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the age of 55.  She was born on October 4, 1960 in Charlotte, North Carolina to John Robert “Bob” and Linda Shaffner.  She was employed by Clear Creek Independent School District. She was preceded in death by her Godmother Ada May Ames.  Mindy is survived by her husband Gene, daughter Corey Shimizu, son Justin Shimizu, father Bob Shaffner, brother Robert Shaffner and his wife Mary, as well as many other loving family and friends.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 10:00am with a Celebration of Life Ceremony at 11:00am at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 East Main, League City, Texas 77573.  In lieu of flowers, you may send memorials to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK  73123.


  1. Dear Bob, Gary, and extended family – we offer our thoughts and prayers in the honor of Mindy. There is nothing we can say to help quell your pain and anguish other than we love you and wish you peace. Susan, Jessie, Ceirstyn, and Chloe (McCauley-Kelly Family-Round Rock TX)

    Susan McCauley-Kelly
  2. My baby sister! I keep looking at my phone hoping that you will call or text me. I miss you so much, I can’t believe that you’re gone. You were the light of my life. I look back at all of the great times we shared and realize that God blessed me with a sister like you. I was so lucky to be a part of your life. Now, I’m lost without you, words just can’t express how much I miss you. I miss our talks on my way home from work, boy we had some great conversations, I miss the times we spent together. I’ll always remember the time you stayed at our house and took care of me after my knee replacement. You and Mary laughing at my demands. The part I’ll miss the most besides not ever seeing you again is that we could both talk to each other about anything and everything. The good times, the bad ones, it didn’t matter, we’d both come out with a better attitude towards life.
    My family was also blessed to know you. You were such an inspiration to us, always pushing us to be better, always making us feel loved, cared for, always wanting us to be the best at everything. Thank God you knew how much you meant to us, how much we loved you. The great thing about our love is that beautiful love that we all shared will guide us to be that better person, that better parent that you always wanted from us. I know that you’re in a better place now, an Angel looking over us. Please save a seat for me in heaven so that when I get there we can catch up on everything.
    I love you so much and I’ll miss you even more. Thank you for being my baby sister! Thank you for loving and taking care of my family, and finally, thank you for loving me, a love that will last forever!
    Alway, your big brother.

    Bob Shaffner
    • Bob,
      Would you please contact me or a dear friend of your mom’s. Her name is Kay Goddard. Phone (765) 561-3161.
      My phone: 503-636-4329.

      Sondra Barbee
  3. Mindy I can’t believe your gone after just finding you again last year. You were my best friend in junior high school and the 1st couple of years of high school until my family moved to California. We laughed when we found out that we lived only an hour away for the past 20 years in Northern California. I’m so sorry for your family to lose such a sweet soul. May you rest in peace and your family find comfort in each other during this time. Life is too short for us not to remind each other we are loved.

    Cynthia Rivero
  4. Mindy, I feel blessed that you recently came back into my life and we were able to spend quality time reminiscing of our times together as youths in Florida. My mother, Sam and I were looking forward to your planned trip here in Florida next week for more laughs and good times. But God had his plan for you, Mindy. It is not for us to question “Why?”. My heart breaks for your family. I know and feel their pain and loss.
    Rest in peace Angel Lady.

    Melanie Charles
  5. That was beautiful, Robert.

    Melanie Charles
  6. Dear Mindy, Bless your heart, an angel returned to heaven. You have a wonderful family and friends who will always remember and love you! May peace be with you and your dear family.

    With love, Cynthia McCauley

    Cynthia McCauley
  7. My prayers are with you and your children, her Dad and Brother. We knew Mindy as a teenager here in Cocoa Beach. I worked with her Mom at our hospital lab. We all attended the Baptist Church together. Robert and Mindy would take care of my son, Chris frequently. It was always a fun time at the Shaffner house! When I go by their house I remember what a great time we all had there. I know you have wonderful memories to help you through this difficult time. Peace to all of you.

    Linda Willett Parrish
  8. Bob, so sorry to hear about Mindy. Haven’t seen you or her in years but I do remember her as a warm and wonderfully friendly person. My heart goes to to you and all her family. I’m sure she will be sorely missed. Kevin Scanlan

    Kevin Scanlan

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