Shea Stella

First post: May 10, 2018 Latest post: Mar 4, 2020

It’s almost been a year since Shea Stella left this physical realm on March 9, 2019.  Her wish was that while her spirit soars throughout the universe, that her cremains be kept at the San Francisco Columbarium located at 1 Loraine Court (x-apple-data-detectors://1) (off Anza Street) in the Richmond District of San Francisco.  Visiting hours are 9-5 on weekdays and 10-3 on weekends and most holidays.  

Shea is in the Hall of the Olympians, in the Athena Room, next to a calming stained-glass window of a brook and a tree.  There’s a line from the movie Enchanted where the princess says “now if only I could find a place to rest my head for the night.. maybe a nearby meadow or a hollow tree.” Shea loved this line and she and Jaime would quote if often to one another, so the window seems quite fitting. Her niche is filled with little tributes to many of the things that contributed to the great person she was. 

To spend some time remembering Shea, We will gather there between noon and one on March 9 (x-apple-data-detectors://2)th (x-apple-data-detectors://2) and you are welcome to join us or visit whenever you wish.  It is such an interesting place to visit – you’ll see why Shea chose it.



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Over the last few weeks, many of us have noticed a slight change in Shea.  For a week, she was staying up in Sebastopol and was hardly responding to any texts or calls. Mickey and Mario were worried, and when they did eventually talk to her, she wasn't making sense, and wasn't responding to all of the questions, or wasn't finishing sentences. They decided to go up and check on her. After some evaluation, it was determined that there might be something neurological going on. After her scans on Wednesday, May 9,  it was discovered that Shea has a brain tumor. 

On that same day, Shea was transferred to CPMC Davies campus, and her Dr. determined that she had a large, fast-growing tumor  pressing on her frontal lobe. Due to the pressure it is affecting both sides of her brain. Mickey had Shea's scan's sent down to Stanford, where her mother, Marilyn, had undergone brain surgery.  Marilyn's doctor reviewed the scans and spoke with the Dr. at CPMC. The doctors decided it would be best for Shea to be transferred to Stanford, which she was on Thursday, May 10 in the afternoon. 

It is likely that Shea will undergo brain surgery this weekend, the earliest being Friday. The tumor will then be analyzed, and after around 3-5 days, the doctors will be able to determine what type of tumor Shea has.  

While your love, prayers, and positive thoughts are very much appreciated, during this time, being in regular communication can be a bit overwhelming. So if we don't respond, please know that we will when we can. Also, we hope that this CaringBridge website will serve as a way to keep you informed all at once. 

We will keep this updated as things progress.  

With lots of love,
Mickey, Mario, & Jaime