In Memory

Lindsey Harvey - Class Of 1970

Lindsey Harvey

LINDSEY HARVEY

1951-2009

 

 

Lindsey Claire Harvey Shahan RN


Obituary
Lindsey C. Harvey Shahan, age 57 of
Bellingham, passed away March 6, 2009.
She was born June 28, 1951 in Bellevue,
NE (SAC Offutt AFB) to parents Col USAF
Ret. John F. & Lilas Harvey. She
attended 3 ½ years at Denton, Texas
Women’s College in the Nursing Program
and finished up at Brackenridge
Hospital in the last RN Nursing program
in the 70’s.

She is survived by her son, Dale
Shahan, 23 years old, who is a
firefighter in Whatcom County and is
currently completing an Associate
Degree at Skagit Valley College; mother
Lilas Harvey of San Antonio, TX;
sisters Pamela Jane Bennett of
Monmouth, OR, Leigh F. Buchan of
Edmonds, WA, and Jane E. Harvey of
Austin, TX.

Lindsey served as an RN at Brackenridge
Hospital in Austin, TX; Captain USAF at
Nellis AFB, Nevada, and as a surgical
nurse at the VA Hospital in Seattle,
WA.

Lindsey died from a progressive form of
M.S. From the beginning, she fought
hard, mostly through love, grace,
humor, and her faith. Lindsey never
felt sorry for herself. She ran the
race and fought the good fight.
Lindsey and her family have been
blessed to have had loving family
members, a devoted care giver and
friend, and nurturing nursing home &
staff at Mt. Baker Care Center, who
cared for her every need for fourteen
years.

Funeral Services will be held at
Hillcrest Chapel on Thursday, March 12
at 2:00 pm followed by a reception.
The committal is to be at St. Matthew’s
Episcopal in Austin, TX at a later
date.

Memorials may be made to Hillcrest
Chapel, 1400 Larrabee Ave., Bellingham,
WA 98225, designating either (1)
Hillcrest Kids Early Learning &
Childcare/Playground/Shahan Fund – in
honor of Lindsey’s love of children
running and jumping and playing
outdoors, or (2) Hillcrest Memorial
Garden/Shahan Fund – for the purchase
of a permanent garden plant in
Lindsey’s memory. Donations may also
be made to St. Matthew Episcopal
Church Youth Fund, 8134 Mesa Dr.,
Austin, TX 78759.
 
The JHS alumni will miss Lindsey very much!