It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Heather J. Calvin, 44 of Valparaiso, IN, on Friday, March 15, 2024. She was born in Valparaiso, IN on July 9, 1979 to the late Judith S. Tincher and graduated from Valparaiso High School.
On September 7, 1997, Heather married her childhood sweetheart, Shawn Calvin, at Ogden Gardens. Heather was a loving wife for 26 years. Together they built a life filled with love, laughter, and many cherished memories. She is survived by her loving husband, Shawn, and their son, Chandlor Calvin.
She made her career as a social service director at Life Care Center of Valparaiso for 20 years and most recently worked for the Porter Physicians Group in their cardiology office. As the joyous social butterfly that she was, it wouldn’t surprise you that Heather loved people. Everyone who knew Heather felt her deep love. She was always a ray of sunshine, even on the darkest days. You would never hear her speak badly about anyone and always saw the goodness in them. Even through battling (and beating!) breast cancer, she maintained her positive attitude.
She loved to dress to the nines and decorate for every holiday and occasion there was. She enjoyed these occasions with so many friends and family. Heather loved adventures, traveling, visiting the ocean, dolphins, and card games. Her gorgeous smile, famous hugs, kindness, and steadfast love for her family and friends will be dearly missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held on April 20, 2024 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at the Butterfield Pavilion, 645 Evans Ave, Valparaiso, IN.


I am so sorry. Heather was in grade school when I met her. She was a “big sister” on the bus to my kids. She was caring and loving from the start. We reacquainted as an adult and she remained sweet happy and dedicated. -Cathy Price Pera 

Heather was a sunny positive soul who lit up a room and made everyone love her. Both my parents were residents of Life Care and thrived under her attention. Life will be diminished by her absence but was brightened by her presence. Sincere condolences to her family. -Marcia Guilford-Illig 

My heart is breaking today after I heard my precious little cousin passed away, still in shock. Loved her so much she was the most amazing young woman happy all the time and just lit up a room. There are many people that loved Heather deeply. I have the peas and knowing that I will see Heather again in heaven, with all of our other family. Until then, my heart will continue to ache, knowing she’s not in my life. -Debbie Hanna 

My deepest condolences to the Calvin family. Heather was beautiful inside and out She's the sweetest person I've ever met. Rest in heaven Heather you will truly be missed... -Gabriella Mendoza 

I'm so sorry for your loss. I knew Heather for a very short time. However, everything you said about Heather is exactly what I saw and experienced. Heather was a very special lady and will truly be missed. Rest in peace. -Linda Perry 

Sorry to hear of the passing of Heather. Prayers to Shawn & Chandlor in this difficult time. she was a sweetheart will be deeply missed. -Karen Szczepanski (Spencer) 

My sincere condolences to the family. -Connie Kolic 

I had the pleasure of working with Heather for many years at Life Care. She always had a smile on her face and words of encouragement for all, she was truly exceptional in her work and in her humanity. Take comfort in knowing she was very loved. My prayers are with all of you. -Gale Kritenbrink 

So sorry for your loss, She was a beautiful person inside and out. -Tina and Bill Watkins 

Shawn, I am shocked to hear of Heather's passing! She was always so kind and welcoming to me The two of you were a great couple. I am going to try and make her celebration of life ceremony Connie -remember me? Your 2nd cousin. Betty was my first cousin. Please message me on FB. -Connie Collins 

I cannot begin to express my feelings of loss. Shawn and Chan, please know I love you both. Not a day goes by without me thinking of you as a part of my family. Heather will be remembered as a light in the lives of many. I am one of the many. I just cannot find the words. -Kris Rodman 

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