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Shae Min McFadden

November 6, 1977 - September 24, 2019

Shae Min McFadden of Irving, Texas, passed away on September 24, 2019 at the age of 41. She was born on November 6, 1977 in Busan, Korea. At the tender age of three she was flown to the United States of America to meet her newly adoptive parents Gary Lee McFadden and Genevieve “Genee” (Guay) McFadden.

At a very young age she played French horn in a school band.  She read the encyclopedia for fun.

She graduated from Spring Hill ISD in Longview, Texas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas.

She began her career as an Occupational Therapist working for a pediatric home health agency, and then transitioned to neuro ICU, neuro acute care and post-acute units in a hospital setting. Eventually, she thrived in various other practice settings, including level IV neonatal ICU, out-patient pediatrics, pediatric ICU, pediatric oncology, pediatric neurology and congenital heart surgical unit.  

She was most passionate about her life as an Occupational Therapist. She gave much of her energy, curiosity and devotion to the children she worked with for 20 years, and some of the children she served, and their families too, were a part of her life long after they were in her care. She was driven to see her young patients’ progress, and she cared about their development and their stories beyond the NICU and pediatric units. Shae made a difference in the lives of others on a daily basis. Her versatility, vast knowledge and years of experience in her field made her a valuable resource to her colleagues and fellow healthcare providers.

She dedicated her time to young children through a non-profit organization and helped them to try to achieve their goals. Shae was well rounded and could have a delightful conversation on the topic of just about anything. She was a good listener, and she would offer her undivided time, attention and thoughtful advice to people.

She lived by the saying, "Treat others the way you want to be treated". She was generous, compassionate, respectful and loyal to all with whom she had contact.

Shae was athletic; she held a 3rd degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and taught for years.  She played golf. She also enjoyed watching her favorite College Footbal Team, Notre Dame University.

Shae was artistic and creative. During her free time, she enjoyed writing and poetry.  She also loved to draw and paint. She spent her time reading books, playing online games, learning about history or browsing google and wikipedia. She enjoyed cooking Sunday dinner for loved ones and close friends. She always had a soft spot for dogs.    

Her quick wit, words of advice and selfless nature will always be remembered by all who knew her.

She is survived by her spouse, Catherine Marie Giron of Irving, Texas; mother, Genevieve “Genee”McFadden of Longview, Texas; brothers, Shawn McFadden and wife, Kristy of Longview, Texas and their children Kaitlyn and Natalie McFadden, Gerad McFadden and his daughter, Victoria; sister, Genna McFadden and her children, Gabby and Chloe; aunt, Suann Cronin and husband, Edward of Meadville, Pennsylvania; Cindy Guay Ridgeway and husband Ardean of Saegertown, Pennsylvania and their daughter Nyla Wolfgang; Giron family and her dogs, Leo and Dexter Pickle and numerous other loving family and friends.

Shae was preceded in death by her father, Gary Lee McFadden; and grandparents Maxine McFadden and James McFadden; Genevieve Guay and Howard Guay

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Shae McFadden will be on Saturday, November 2, 2019  from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Interfaith Peace Chapel, Cathedral of Hope 5910 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, Texas 75235. 

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Genee, so very sorry to hear about sweet Shae's passing. Remembering meeting Shae Min for the first time and all of our wonderful family visits over the years. Your timid, shy child bloomed into an exceptional young woman with spirit and love for others. My love to all of you!
Patti Thomas, October 9, 2019 Shae McFadden will forever be in my heart. You were way to young to leave us. May God wrap his loving arms around you and carry you home. You are loved and missed more than you will ever know. Fly high angel and soar! This is a huge loss for many of us. Sending love, prayer and peace to Shae's family. Kim Nelson , October 9, 2019 No words Shae. Our family holds a very special place in our hearts for you and all that you've done for Dallas. I have very fond memories of our time at Med City watching the way you comforted our family through some very rough patches, and I only wish we could have done the same for you had I known you were hurting. Thank you for being there for all of us, especially Dallas. We'll cherish our friendship with you all of our days. Rest peacefully Shae.
Jeff Parker, October 7, 2019
Genee, this the the dental receptionist from Dr. Harrington’s dental office. Retired a few years back. I loved having you and your family as dental patients and as I recall you and I had a few laughs together! My most sincere condolences. God be with you all!
Brenda S. Alexander, October 4, 2019 I am so incredibly saddened to hear of Shae's passing. She was one of the first friends I made when we moved to Longview. My heart goes out to her family, Cathy and all her patients who will miss her dearly. Susan Muehlstein Riga, October 4, 2019 So sorry for the loss of your favorite aunt. Love and hugs sent your way. Alice (Nana), October 4, 2019 Shae, you have impacted lives of so many children so many families. You have left your mark in this earth we live in. I pray you find peace where you are Shae. I pray you find love and warm hugs. I pray you are with our Creator. I pray for those you left behind and are hurting. I pray that you find what you're looking for. And finally I pray one day we meet again.
Rona , October 3, 2019 My heart is breaking to see the sad news about Shae. She was a sweet, sweet friend. She was always willing to help someone and she had a great sense of humor. Shae was a wonderful friend of mine from my days at TWU back in the late 1990s. Shae was so smart and truly cared about others. I will miss her loving smile and kind eyes. I pray God will be with her family during this sad time. Jennifer Kaiser Moses , October 3, 2019 My dear Cathy, I am so sorry for your loss, my heart aches for you. May you find peace knowing that Shae is in a better place and she is finally at peace. I love you.
Valerie Henke, October 3, 2019 You will be greatly missed! Nikki, October 3, 2019