Amanda Lynn “Mandy Stroud” Shouppe


April 29, 2020 — Amanda Lynn “Mandy Stroud” Shouppe, of Florence, passed away March 20, 2020. 

Mandy was born April 25, 1970, to Gene and Gayle Stroud of Florence, Ore. She graduated from Siuslaw High School in 1988 and continued her education, attending Northwest Christian College and earning

herself a bachelor’s degree in business.

Mandy met her husband, Richard Shouppe, in Bremerton, Wash., while he was stationed with the U.S. Navy. Together, they had their beautiful daughter, Dillan, in 1996 and loving son, Tyler, in 2001.

Her children looked up to her as “Mama Bear” and she never disappointed. Mama Bear worked diligently to instill a sense of passion, courage and unconditional love to her family, especially towards her two wonderful children.  

Mandy had a soft spot, (and a notably large collection) for Disney movies — she shared this passion with her two children. Often, the family would vacation to Disneyland and create many loving and humorous memories together. These handful of family trips that were taken — the laughter they shared and joy that was felt — were just a small snippet of the cherished memories her family (and loved ones) will remember her by.

Mandy will be laid to rest, along with babies Christian (1999) and Lauren (2000), during a private family ceremony at Pacific Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Florence. 

She is survived by her father, Gene, and stepmother Myrtle, both of Florence; husband Richard Shouppe; and close friend Dea Carson; daughter Dillan and her fiancé Alex; and son Tyler (all of Eugene, Ore.); sister Robin and her husband Jeremy Miller, along with their three children: Megan, Payton and Carter, all of Oregon; and Richard’s family of Florida.

Future plans will be announced for a Celebration of Life ceremony to be held in Florence. 

Mandy’s family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time — they are all deeply appreciated.

The family respectfully requests that all donations be sent to the National Kidney Foundation.

Condolences to the family can be sent directly to Burns’s Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home in Florence, Ore., to where they will be respectfully forwarded to the family. 

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