Shawne Marie Choate
September 13, 1965 – June 6, 2019
Shawne Marie Choate, 53, from Coloma, CA, passed away on June 6, 2019. She was born on September 13, 1965 in San Luis Obispo, CA to Manuel Silveira and Katrinka “Tinker” Akers. She graduated from Tehachapi High School in 1983, then moved to Coloma, CA, where she started her 25 year career at Delta Dental.
Shawne enjoyed spending time at the beach, volunteering for the Mustangs of America Foundation, cooking and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her mother, Katrinka “Tinker” Akers; her husband, Michael Choate; her son and daughter-in-law Cody and Kortnie Silveira; her daughter and son-in-law Tiffany and Matthew Goessel and her two beautiful grandchildren, Katie and Evan.
She was preceded in death by her father, Manuel Silveira.
Service will be held at Cold Springs Community Church on June 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm.
- Celebration of Life Monday, June 17, 2019
Shawne Marie Choate
June 17, 2019
Shawne and myself met in September 2000 at Delta Dental, and we remained friends for close to 19 years. Our friendship took us on many memorable adventures to include Shawne being the bartender at my Commitment Ceremony in 2002, and a bucket list item for me to be the Easter Bunny at her annual egg hunt. Shawne dedicated herself to everything and everyone she loved. Shawne was a fighter to the end. Shawne taught us how to love fiercely with everything we have. Shawne taught us how to enjoy every day that is given to us. Shawne taught us well. I will miss Shawne's smile, laughter, enormous heart and feistiness. RIP my sweet friend. I will miss you beyond measurement. RIP805
June 15, 2019
I worked with Shawne at Delta Dental for about 20 years. I had the pleasure of working with Shawne in the same Department and we also worked together on several special projects. I will always remember Shawne's positive attitude, her dedication and her wonderful smile. Rest in Peace my friend.
June 12, 2019
Over the past several years, I’ve had the privilege and honor to witness one of the most courageous and brave battles. Shawnee was a true warrior in the face of a tremendous challenge. Every time I ran into her at the “water cooler” at work, despite all her challenges, she remained the most positive and optimistic person, always with a smile on her face. We could all stand to learn a lesson from how she lived her life. Shawnee, you and your smile will be terribly missed.