June 4, 1961-January 31, 2019
Mendy left this world in the arms of her daughters and husband on Thursday January 31, 2019 at the age of 57. Her death was from complications of early onset Alzheimers disease which robbed her of so many of the years that should have been her finest.
She was born in 1961 in Corcoran California. She was preceded in death by her mother Kathryn Leach. She is survived by her loving husband Jim Shanley and her daughters Megan Shanley Warren , Rachelle Shanley Witt, sons in law Justin Warren and Tom Witt, father George Leach and brothers Thomas Leach, Steven Leach, her beloved Bradley Leach, and Grandchildren Theo Witt, James Warren, Annabeth Witt, Jack Warren and Sterling Warren.
Mendy treasured so much about her time here. She was passionate about her career as a dental hygienist which she knew she wanted even as a little girl. Ultimately this led her to her husband Jim as she cleaned his teeth one fateful day! Mendy was always struck by the simple beauties of this world. Particularly foggy green pastures, fresh rose buds, cloud formations, constellations, and fiery sunsets. She had a special place in her heart for her "gang", 70's rock, milk chocolate, puppy breath, and baby coos.
A celebration of life will be held at the family farm residence outside Morro Bay, California from 4 pm to 8 pm on February 16 2019. New venue directions will be provided on the homepage of www.sanleyfarms.com should the weather change. Be prepared to pray, laugh, cry, tell stories and eat and drink. Please bring your favorite pictures or mementos to share. Mendy will surely be attending with us and will bask in your love for her.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in her honor to The Adult Day Center, 1345 Oak Street, Paso Robles CA. Mendy was a much loved member of their community; it was the source of much of the joy that she had in the last years of her life