Thursday, June 23, 2011

Arrangements for our Angel Princess

Lindsay Dean

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DEAN, Lindsay Raye
Of Parchment

Lindsay was born June 11, 2008 at CS Mott Children's Hospital at the University
of Michigan with a congenital heart defect known as Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Because her heart was too weak for complete surgical repair, Lindsay was placed on the heart transplant list in November 2008. After a long fighting wait,
her angel heart finally arrived just in time to her in June 2009. Lindsay was finally able to make her way home in
July of 2009 to begin her
new life with her family. 3 year old Lindsay Raye Dean, daughter of Everett (JR) and Suzanne (Lumbard) Dean of Parchment, received her angel wings Friday evening,
June 17, 2011 at Bronson Methodist Hospital after having a seizure which led to cardiac failure.

Lindsay is survived by her
two brothers, Cole and Cruz Dean; grandparents, Mary Dean (Parchment), William and Linda Smith, Donald
and Susan Lumbard (all of Kalamazoo); great grandparents, Clarence and Delores Lumbard (Plainwell); aunts and uncles, Daniel Lumbard (Pensacola, FL), Ken and Suzan Dean (Parchment), Doug and Deb Farrer (Kalamazoo), Robb and Carole Simpson (Wayland), Marva Simpson (Kalamazoo), Daniel Simpson (Clarendon Hills, IL), Jeff
and Carol Simpson (Lebanon, NJ), Jeannie Schoonbeck (Portage), John and Pam Lindsay (Muscatine, IA), Rick and Debra Lindsay (San Diego, CA), Wade and Retta Town (Kalamazoo), and Ed and Cindy Dean (Scotts); cousins, Braeden and Camden Lumbard (Pensacola, FL), Zachary Dean (Parchment) and Samantha Dean (Kalamazoo).

Preceded in death by her grandfather, Everett Dean, Sr.; great grandparents, Carrol and Margaret Lindsay, George and Ruth Dean, and Albert and Beatrice Schoonbeck; and uncle, Charles Simpson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Lindsay Dean Heart Fund at any First Community Federal Credit Union or by paypal on Lindsay's blog at www.lindsays
heart.blogspot.com to help with funeral expenses and
her pay it forward ministry
to other heart babies at CS Mott Children's Hospital, Love From Lindsay Baskets (www.
lovefromlindsaybaskets.blogspot.com). A Celebration of Life Service, given by Pastor Pam Vanderberg, will be held on Friday, June 24, 2011 at 11:00 AM in the Valley Family Community Center, 995 Romence Rd. in Portage. The family will receive friends at the Langeland Family Funeral Home, Westside Chapel, 3926 S. 9th St. on Thursday, June 23rd from 5-8 PM. Please visit www.langelands.com for online obituary, directions, register book and condolences. (269) 343-1508

37 comments:

Wendy said...

Lots of prayers from Ohio!!

The mom of 4 monkeys! said...

I don't know you but feel like I do through your blog since Lindsay was just a little babe. I won't be able to be there in person but am definately there in heart... I will continue to pray for you and your family...

Tonya said...

Sending prayers from Utah!

Courtney Mayfield said...

Suzie, JR, Cole and Cruz ~
I pray God gives you peace and comfort. I know we've never acually met, but through you blog and FB I feel like I've know you forever. To find out that we both know another little man who also is a special heat baby is both crazy and funny. I hope to meet you someday here on earth and I can't wait to see Dylan and Lindsay in Heaven.
Much love and God bless ~

Courtney

Kerri said...

Love you, sweet friend. You are in my constant thoughts and prayers.

Tessa Parfiewich said...

You do not know me, but I wanted to express to you my deepest sympathy for the loss of your beautiful angel, Lindsay. I lost my daughter, Caiya, suddenly on May 31st of this year. She was 2 1/2 years old. She had also had special needs since birth, but even so, I know there was no way to prepare for the pain you're feeling right now. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers and please take comfort in knowing that Lindsay has a special friend in Heaven. <3

Sandy Daron said...

My heart breaks for your loss of Lindsay. She was such a beauty!!!

Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I will be praying for your family.

Love in Christ,
Sandy Daron
Cole's Foundation

Anonymous said...

She looked beautiful - such a Princess!! Bottom line - she is with Jesus! That is not Lindsay in the casket... And that is how we all can handle this!! We love you!

Sue & Ron

Jen said...

I don't have any words that seem adequate. Please know you are all in my daily thoughts and prayers. God is holding you all close.

Blessings,

Jennifer Hnilo

Super Kimmie said...

More prayers from Utah.

The Max Family said...

hugs and prayers this day and always from a mommy who has lost a young princess to cancer and knows the pain in your hearts, God heals us all from greif in time.

Faith M. said...

Suzie,
I continue to pray for you and your family. I pray that God will grant you peace and comfort in the long days to come. John 16:33 "I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world."
Much love,
Faith Mahoney

Anonymous said...

To the Dean Family-my deepest sympathy, I have not met your family, but love your blog, we have HLHS and angels in common. I will think of Lindsay often. Prayers from Long Island, NY

Victoria said...

Praying and thinking about you.

Anonymous said...

Oh I have been following your story for years, and I have never spoke Suzie you have truly touch my heart with your story and I write these words with tears, I am truly shocked, oh the princess is now completly healed, my heart breaks for you family. Please keep your faith and I am sending my love and prayers from Utah.

Love,

Brandy Larry

Eric said...

My daughter Addison was roommates with Lindsay at Motts, earlier this year. We had fun watching American Idol with her and having two fun filled "slumber party" nights. She was a brave little fighter and I know how proud you are of her. Lindsay will never be forgotten by me or my family. God Bless Lindsay and her entire family.
Much love,
Eric Chase

Anonymous said...

suzie, please keep us posted on the princess blog, on what you are doing with love from Lindsay baskets and what you all are doing with pics of the boys. we are so used to checking in on this blog, so I thought I would mention this.. hugs to you all
love judi

Anonymous said...

Your little angel is a huge reminder of how precious life is.

Angie and Family

Hunter said...

You're little girl inspired me every day. Her strength and love along with yours, is the perfect example of God's grace. I love you guys and pray for you everday, most of the time more than once. (:
Love,
Hunter Neville

Anonymous said...

My heart breaks at the news. May you all find peace through our Savior and eachother in your time of sadness. Lindsay is a beautiful angel.

Heather in Oregon

Anonymous said...

I keep coming back to see if you have any new posts. Hoping we will hear from your again....much love

Anonymous said...

I also keep coming back to see if you have any new posts. I feel like I know your family. Much Love!!

Melinda said...

Hugs to you and your family ... still so hard to believe your princess is no longer here on earth with you all. Blessings to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Hello precious Dean family. I just wanted you to know you are in my thought all the time. I hope that someday you will have the peace to update us on the happenings in your lives. I miss seeing the Princess so much and her beautiful smile. Much love and healing.

Hailey

Melinda said...

Thinking of you today ... hugs.

Tanille and Bill said...

I was checking up on Lindsay and was saddened by the news that she had passed a way. I'm so sorry for your loss! She was a Very Beautiful Princess! My thoughts are with you!

Mimi said...

Thinking about you today! I wish I could reach through the computer to give you a big hug.

Elizabeth McCarthy said...

Hello,
We think of you often. Your basket put a smile on my face when my son Ben was at Mott's. He has HLHS. Sending hugs your way.

http://benjaminmccarthyupdates.blogspot.com/

LIZ

Anonymous said...

While we will all have a Christmas this year thinking of Lindsay and missing her we have to remember that she is so blessed this Christmas season to be spending Christmas with Jesus---The reason for the season. I am sure they will have a great celebration!! Really miss your blogs on your family and hope one day you will once again be able to post again. You are a great writer.

Anonymous said...

I've been thinking a lot of Lindsay lately. I just wanted to let you know she is not forgotten, even though I don't know you and never met her. I also hope that you will someday be able to post again. I hope you find peace in our Savior this Christmas season.

Auntie Mip said...

Praying that the hopes and promise of the Christ child provides some small measure of comfort as you prepare for what will undoubtedly be a most painful, bittersweet Christmas. You have been thought of at least a thousand times since Lindsay flew home. I don't know if you can bring yourself to this place once so full of hope and celebration of all Lindsay achieved in her three short but full years. I pray you know peace, a peace that comes from knowing the Prince of peace. God bless the Dean famIly on tis most holy holiday!

Auntie Mip said...

Cannot help but think of the Dean family at the dawn of a New Year without their precious girl. Thinking of you with hope today. God Bless you!

ann said...

Thinking of you tonight, knowing for real that no celebration will ever be as bright, no holidy as jolly, no special night as precious. I continue to pray for your family, and hope for all of us 'mothers with a hole-heart' that the new year will bring us a glimpse of peace, and the hope of heaven.

Auntie Mip said...

Suzy,

Thinking of you this Mother's Day knowing how bittersweet it all is. I know that the next several weeks will be excruciating, though I cannot imagine for an instant how excruciating. I just wanted you to know I said a prayer for you on this Mother's Day!

Melinda said...

Thoughts and prayers for your family one year after losing your Angel Princess. Hugs!

The mom of 4 monkeys! said...

Just in case you still look at comments I want you to know I still think of your family often and continue to pray for you all.

Mari said...

Thinking of your dear family today.