Let the memory of Shauna be with us forever
  • 42 years old
  • Born on August 31, 1970 .
  • Passed away on January 30, 2013 .

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Shauna Malone. We invite you to add your tribute below and add pictures and stories.

Shauna was a beautiful person, who filled the lives of those who knew her with an unforgettable ray of sunshine.  She was someone who simply loved life, and loved those that she was blessed enough to have be a part of her life.

Shauna passed away January 30,2013, from complications resulting from pnuemonia. She is survived by her husband of 5 years, Andreas Kemp, daughters Mara and Carly, her parents Tom & Mary Malone and her sister, Molly Malone.

We will remember her forever. obituary: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sfgate/obituary.aspx?n=shauna-malone&pid=162801667#fbLoggedOut

Please send letters about Shauna to Andreas so that he has then to share with the girls later in their lives when they want to know.

Mailing address for cards & letters:

Andreas Kemp
2716 Darnby Drive Oakland, CA 94611

Posted by June Wedeking on 30th January 2018
Always in my prayers ......
Posted by Sabrina Heim on 30th January 2017
Miss you, Shauna, forever and always. Here we are . . . me, your high school adult leader . . . but, you are one of my guiding lights. You have always been a great blessing. XOXO
Posted by James Loken on 30th January 2016
We are still saddened at the loss of a bright bold loving child of God! And our hearts ache for Tom and Mary and all the family. We love you all!
Posted by Joleen Jessen on 14th March 2015
Dearest Shauna...I just found the most beautiful song and wish so, so,so badly that you were here to sing it with me. I know you'll love it. The chorus goes like this: " In praise or lamentation, Peace or desperation; any way I do, I come into the presence of the Lord. " I miss you so much.
Posted by Tony Phillips on 5th February 2014
To my old high school friend Shauna Malone- The greatest actress, singer, dancer, & all around super funniest girl you could ever know!! We performed in countless festivals & plays together growing up because Acting was our passion.. It was an honor to share the stage with her, and maybe we always got along because we almost shared the same birthday, merely but a week apart. She embodied Humor in such a way that you just wanted to chuckle alongside her even if it was a serious role, which she did superbly as well.. But she made Funny much Funnier and often Funniest, then had the boisterous laugh to prove it!! And boy could she SING.. hold a tune like no other... Best damn Mary Magdalene i've ever heard!! But such is Life sometimes, and Death it seems, just a roll of the dice on a crappy card table with the odds stacked a mile high against you.. But it can also go the OTHER way, the GOOD way, the HAPPY way, the way of the Eternal HaHa.. So don't forget to Laugh, Smile, Sing, Tap your Feet, & Hug your Neighbor, People!!! Do a naked cartwheel down the the street if you have to... We need the Laughter to drown out the Sorrow!! After all, the next generation has to see us ENJOYING OURS if there's to be any Hope left in the World... So see you around for the Curtain Call, Shauna!!!!!! :)
Posted by Judi Bendewald on 31st January 2014
Loving thoughts and blessings on this one year anniversary to all of you! I am so happy that I got to see you, Mary and Tom, and Andreas, and particularly Mara and Carly! Missed you, Molly. It is very special to honor Shauna and her beautiful life by re-reading these messages. Shauna will always be missed; as the writer Robert above says, "Those we love are never really lost to us - For everywhere their special love lives on."
Posted by June Wedeking on 30th January 2014
Years may pass, but that smile will always be in my mind and I can close my eyes and see it whenever I feel down.......we'll meet again......God willing
Posted by Angie DuPasquier on 30th January 2014
Shauna, Thinking of you often but especially today, one year later ! You are my little star. When I'm not in a good part of my life, I'm thinking of you, of our talks we had and I go ahead in my life ! Thanks for that ! Love always. Angie (Switzerland)
Posted by Ann Williams on 11th May 2013
It has been many years since I saw your wonderful family but I think of you often. I cannot imagine the sadness of losing a child and, especially, one as special as Shauna was. The messages of love show that Shauna was just as loving as an adult as she was as a child. You will be in my prayers.
Posted by Neil Doherty on 1st March 2013
An exceptional person, so full of life, helping children in our most underprivileged communities; coping with heartbreaking injustice, and managing to do so with a smile. She brought such authenticity, sincerity; intellect and optimism to her work; always seeing the good in people. She made a huge difference in so many lives both clients and staff; her absence is profoundly felt
Posted by Rebekah Balboni on 26th February 2013
I think of you every day, Shauna and my memories of you are always that you are smiling, laughing, saying something positive or reaffirming. You truly carried a strengths-perspective with you and not only in your work with your clients but in your every day life. My family and I have started singing the Johnny Appleseed prayer/song before dinner at night. For me, its in your honor.I miss u
Posted by Sabrina Heim on 22nd February 2013
I think of Shauna every day. Today is my day to tell her family - Tom, Mary, Molly, Andreas, Mara and Carly that she is missed and they are loved. The quality I picked to replace Shauna's is love. It's a big job--to do something that came to her so naturally. Love you, Shauna.
Posted by Dick Barthelmes on 13th February 2013
Dear Shauna: As one of the ancients once said: "To the day when the strong will be just and the weak will be free" You are in our hearts as we strive toward that goal. Bart & Alix
Posted by Carolyn McGovern on 12th February 2013
I knew Shauna through the Lutheran Volunteer Corps local support committee, which she co-chaired when we were just beginning the Bay Area group 10 years ago. I always remember her at our gatherings, in her "Lutheran chick" t-shirt--charming everyone with her humor and making all the new volunteers immediately comfortable. She had so many gifts!
Posted by Wendi Fuller on 10th February 2013
As a seasoned traveler herself, Shauna always asked the most thoughtful and intelligent questions during our UWP year. Her natural curiosity and appreciation of different cultures helped all of us learn something new each day on the road. Tom, Mary, Molly, Andreas, Mara and Carly, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I'm so thankful for Shauna's friendship, warmth and laughter.
Posted by Lara Dickinson on 7th February 2013
Shauna, tonight we sang "the lord is good to me" joyously...Audrey suggested we hold hands at the dinner table and I thought of our camping trips and smiled through my tears. You gave us many wonderful memories...the growing friendship of our girls, church, camping, spanish, dinners, parties, playdates, and so much hearty laughter. We all opened up to your warm heart and felt your love.
Posted by Colleen Sanford on 6th February 2013
Shauna was both one of the funniest people I've ever known, and one of the kindest. An amazing combination in one person. I was so excited for her when she became a mom, and happy that I got to see her with her girls. She was a gift to them.
Posted by Catherine Franck on 6th February 2013
Dear Shauna, You left us all too soon. We are smiling through the tears missing you and remembering you. Thank you for all the joy you have given us at Eden. My heart is heavy with you physical absence although I know that you are still here. Deepest sympathy to your beloved family.
Posted by Rachael Feigenbaum on 6th February 2013
My dear Shauna, when I think of you, light, laughter and your beautiful smile take hold. I always marveled at your good nature and compassion in all situations. We met on the brink of adulthood and our friendship helped shaped who I am today. Your warmth was infectious and I'm so sorry that your girls will not experience this. I will love you always.
Posted by Carmen Schmieder on 5th February 2013
Dear Shauna, I'm sorry, but right now I have more tears than words. My heart is so heavy when I think about your kids. They don't even know, what a tremendous, fabulous always giving mummy they are going to miss. I'm so glad I've got to know you. You are able to touch people in their soul.You touched me!! Thank you for that, thank you for being you! Love you always! I pray for your family.
Posted by Eefje Jacobs on 4th February 2013
Dear Shauna, I was only 12 years old, when you stayed with us, during Christmas break with UWP. It is 20 years ago, but I still remember you as a warm and kind person. I'm sure you've given that to your girls. Thinking a lot of you and your family. Eefje (Geert's sister - Belgium)
Posted by Jeff Whitley on 4th February 2013
Shauna, you were a source of joy and happiness to me and my entire family. All of the Whitleys who knew you (Ralph, Ann, and Joanna) and your family are grieving your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers, and I will always remember and appreciate your kind and outgoing nature.
Posted by Mercedes Colombres on 4th February 2013
I remember a Christmass we spend together in Argentina, Molly and Shauna, me and my sister, in our home. We all missed our parents, but we had a wonderful time together!!!!!. Shauna was, as molly is, a very funny and lovely person. We send our love to her husband and children and to Molly, Tom and Mary. Mercedes Colombres y Fernando Herrera
Posted by Michael Malone on 4th February 2013
Such sadness to lose such a wonderful person. God bless Shauna and we will keep you in our prayers. May your light always shine down on your family. Rest in Peace. cousin Michael and all the Malones in Milford and Ireland.
Posted by Andrea Martin on 4th February 2013
We haven't talked in many years, but you were always one of those people who could pick up mid-conversation where we last left off. The world is worse without you. Blessings to your family and may your memory live in their hearts forever.
Posted by Natasha Earling on 3rd February 2013
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." -Mother Teresa "Shauna, you had a kindness and love that radiated from you and touched everyone you met. We feel so fortunate to have known you.Somehow, in your special way, you made everything fun and joyful. We will strive to live up to your example and will remember you always. Tim & Natasha
Posted by Barbara Stefanides on 3rd February 2013
No words can express the gratitude of having known Shauna and the sadness of her passing. Shauna was truly one of the most beautiful people I have every met.
Posted by Shehara Wanigatunga on 3rd February 2013
I met Shauna through SF Moms group and I always gravitated towards Shauna because of her easy going demeanor and her laughter. It was very sad when she moved to Berkeley because I knew I wouldn't see her as much but I really wanted to get her know her better. Unfortunately we never did get together. Anyone who met her knows she is a special spirit. My deepest sympathies
Posted by Colette Magnaguagno on 3rd February 2013
Dear Shauna, I still have no words! I just miss you and your smile so much. I'm so glad to got to know you and travell with you. Even it's 20 years ago, I still hear your laughter and see you standing right in front of me. My thoughts are with your family and you, Shauna. Love forever. Colette
Posted by Julie Hood on 3rd February 2013
Shauna...Warmth, laughter, acceptance, love, beauty, respect, intelligence, strength all encompass you. Thank you for the most powerful friendship we will ever know. You loved us so deeply and you are in our hearts always. Julie, Randy and Bradley
Posted by Julie Silberstein on 3rd February 2013
I feel so sad I missed the sunset tribute to Shauna yesterday evening. If there is another one planned please let me know. I would have loved to light a candle in her honor and to support her family. Thank you, Ellen, for posting this message. All my love and support to Shauna's beautiful family. Julie Rowe Silberstein
Posted by Paula Andrews on 3rd February 2013
Beautiful Shauna, who will laugh with me in the kitchen during holiday prep and clean ups? Who will slip away with me to the bedroom "to check on the girls" and then talk like crazy trying to catch up on the last few months since we were together? Who will I stand by during sing alongs so I can keep tune? (even though you were always harmonizing?) My life was blessed because of you.
Posted by Heather Schroeder on 3rd February 2013
Shauna - you were the brightest light in any room and inspiring to everyone who was lucky enough to meet you. We traveled in UWP 20 years ago and she was a dear friend to all. What a kind and genuinely loving person. Shauna just loved every moment. Love to her family in your grief, and thank you so much for sharing this vibrant soul who brought love to so many lives. I love you Shauna!
Posted by Madeline Trait on 3rd February 2013
You are a beloved friend and have left a deep imprint in my heart with your unconditional love, adventurous spirit and contagious laughter. You will be missed for all these things and never forgotten for them as well. I am so happy to have had you in my life.
Posted by Leslie Kilcullen on 2nd February 2013
Shauna, I was so blessed to spend the years at PVHS with you. I will always remember your positive voice through the many years of volleyball games and practices. You had a way of making everything seem better and brought such joy to everything you did...it was infectious. May your family find comfort in how well you were loved by all who were lucky enough to know you.
Posted by Marlyn Franklin on 2nd February 2013
Words cannot express the sadness I feel for your loss. May your strong and deep faith sustain your wonderful family during this time. Love, Marlyn
Posted by William Yeh on 2nd February 2013
Shauna, I was lucky enough to attend PVHS and go on the school's Europe trip with you. Even back then I could tell that you radiated a pure happiness that made you unique. Something told me you would carry that happiness into adulthood and use it to bring joy to others. Clearly you have done that, and now, my heart is breaking for your family.
Posted by Alexis Sheehy on 2nd February 2013
My sympathies are with Shauna's family. I can't imagine the loss of a child, the loss of a sister, the loss of a wife and the loss of a mother to such small children--and Shauna was all of these. I know that Shauna's faith and that of her family is a blessing. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Love, Alexis Sheehy
Posted by Karen & Steve Hamilton on 2nd February 2013
We knew Shawna best during the years of 1982 - 1988 through Ticktockers. She was always a joy to be with, always positive, caring and fun loving. We cherish the time we had with the Malone family during these years. Our prayers are with the Malone family. Karen and Steve Hamilton
Posted by Karen & Steve Hamilton on 2nd February 2013
Shawna was such a joy to have known. We loved being around her and her family during the years she was in Ticktockers, 1982 - 1988. She was always very positive, caring, and fun loving We had many family outings which we will always cherish. Our prayers are with all the Malone family.
Posted by Jo Sanger on 2nd February 2013
I did not know Shauna well but I know her Mom and Dad and know that she was loved and admired tremendously. My heart is with all of your wonderful family dear Malones at this saddest of imaginable times. I know that your great strength and love and faith will help you. Know that Chad and I are with you. Love, JoAnne
Posted by Cynthia Leathers on 2nd February 2013
Mary, Tom, Molly, Andreas, Mara and Carly, it's so hard to imagine this loss. May all of the beauty, warmth, love and kindness of Shauna be with you always. There is so much love to envelope you all. With tears, tears, tears here in Southern California as we try to process this passing. Love and peace to you all, Cindy, Chris and family
Posted by Deb Swanson on 2nd February 2013
Andreas, my name is Deb Rygh Swanson and Shawna and I grew up in the same church. I lost my husband 3 months ago, he was 47. It was sudden, just like your loss. This is the hardest thing I have ever lived through but we get up everyday for our kids. I have found comfort in hearing others like stories so wanted you to know you are not alone on this terrible journey. I am so so sorry.
Posted by Ted Coene on 2nd February 2013
Tom & Mary, my heart goes out to you. I lost daughter #3 child on 1/17 her birthday, her Mother came for her so it was beautiful. She faught stage IV brean st cancer 5 years and 10 months. Shana's seems to have been sudden. Fortunately for me everyone I have lost was after lots of time to prepare. I can only imagine your grief and shock. I remember Shauna and what a neat kid she was.
Posted by Jenny Hare on 2nd February 2013
I have so many happy memories of the Alta Vista and Chadwick friends of my daughter, Ellie. Car pools, trips to the beach, A Midsummer Night's Dream and singing songs in line at Disneyland! Shauna was a shining star and I send love to Molly, Mary and Tom and the rest of her family at this very sad time. Jenny (Hughes-now-Hare).
Posted by Ellen Hartwick on 2nd February 2013
Shauna, you wrote the book on mindfulness, of being present to every moment, seeing the big things that we call the "little things" and sharing your joyous lens for others to look through. My memories with you are filled with viewing the humor in situations. You filled life with forgiveness, possibility, delight, love and kindness. My plan--fly more kites with Shauna in my heart.
Posted by Ellen Hartwick on 2nd February 2013
Dearest Shauna, I love you and am compelled to try and live as you showed us--with love, joy, spirit, and community. If you are Palos Verdes local, please join me today Saturday, February 2, @ 5:00 for a sunset walk starting at Tom and Mary's home, 1617 Via Montemar. Bring a token of love or a flower for Shauna and a flashlight and candle to light for Shauna,
Posted by Jo Panitch on 2nd February 2013
I remember you as a shining light, one destined for greatness. And, in your all-too-short life, you did attain greatness as is exemplified in these many heartfelt testaments expressed herein. You deeply touched the lives of so many, bringing joy wherever you went. You brought two beautiful souls into the world. You loved well. You laughed well. The physical world has lost a beautiful soul.
Posted by Charles Durand on 2nd February 2013
I grieve for you on passing of Shauna. There is something unnatural about a parent burying a child. Across the miles from Tennessee, you will be in my prayers. I look forward to your reunion with her when you, too become transformed in the image of the risen Christ.
Posted by Els De Laet on 2nd February 2013
Our deep compassion for the family of SHAUNA- she celebrated Christmas"72 in our home(Geert jac) She was a pretty,friendly girl- we enjoied to have her and see Antwerp .She was always a good friend of Geert.Pictures will come later.We remind SHAUNA FOREVER thinking and praying for her and the family-Els(mother Geert belgium)

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