Lisa LaVerne Shinn was born on May 17, 1990. She passed away peacefully with family by her side on November 9, 2022. Lisa lived most of her life in Honeydew while also spending time in other parts of Humboldt County.

Lisa encountered many struggles in her life beginning at a young age. Her mother passed away due to cancer when Lisa was 9. At age 11 Lisa was diagnosed with cancer, which resulted in the loss of one leg at 13. During these difficult times Lisa could still light up a room with the charm in her voice. Her sass, humor and sometimes even the tone of her voice reminded those around her of her mom. Otherwise, Lisa was soft spoken with a voice so gentle and kind.

As the years went by, the hurdles Lisa came across surpassed anything one could fight.

Her family will always remember the times her laughter filled their hearts and innocence filled her eyes.

“Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot. All of that unspent love gathers in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in the hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.”

-Jamie Anderson

Lisa is survived by her twin brother Leland Shinn, sister Hannah Stoller (Justin), father Jim Shinn (Jennifer), grandparents Greg and Betsy Mullins, uncles Masood Behbood and Steve Higgins, aunt Lindsey Mullins (Alex), niece Raina Stoller, cousins Melony Higgins (James), Amber Wallan, Corey Higgins (Janelle), Trinity English, Jayden English, Erecia Shinn (Chase), and Maddalann Smith (Raymond).

She is proceeded in death by her mother Susan Randall, grandparents Nelson and LaVerne Randall, grandfather Don Shinn, aunts Cindy Behbood and Shannon Higgins, uncles Rex Shinn and Luke Mullins.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local hospice or animal shelter. A memorial will be held at a later date.


The obituary above was submitted on behalf of Lisa Shinn’s loved onesThe Lost Coast Outpost runs obituaries of Humboldt County residents at no charge. See guidelines here. Email