Mary Louise (Mindy) Hoffman, 68, South Carolina

October 20, 2018 GMT

On Oct. 10, 2018, Mary Louise (Mindy) Hoffman of Okatie, South Carolina, mother of three sons and loving wife of 48 years, passed away at the age of 68.

Mindy struggled for two years with a rapid onset of dementia with Lewy bodies. She was able to remain in her home during that time with her husband by her side and frequent visits from her family and friends.

Mindy was born May 4, 1950, in Rock Island, Illinois, to Wilbert (Bill) and Gladys (Chinlund) Taylor. She attended schools in East Moline, Illinois, graduating from UTHS in 1968. She graduated from Black Hawk Jr. College, Moline, Illinois, in 1970, attended Western Illinois University and Augustana College eventually graduating from Western Illinois University. On Sept. 7, 1970, she married James Daniel (Dan) Hoffman. Together they raised three sons, Brian of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, Brad of Angier, North Carolina, and Kristoffer of Clarkston, Michigan. Mindy and Dan relocated several times as they followed Dan’s career with John Deere from East Moline, Illinois, to Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, to Williamsburg, Virgina, to Germantown, Wisconsin, and finally, in retirement to Okatie, in the Hilton Head Island area of South Carolina.


Wherever she went Mindy made friends quickly and formed many long-lasting relationships. People often commented that she always seemed to be smiling. Mindy devoted her married life to her husband and to raising her sons. They were always first to her and remain her greatest accomplishments. Mindy learned seamstress skills in school and often talked about when she made her own clothes. While she didn’t continue making clothes she did continue to sew and took great pleasure in making curtains, drapery and accessories for her homes. Mindy’s friends will remember her as a lover of chocolate and desserts—tastes she acquired from her father. She became famous for her desserts and loved taking them to family and friends gatherings. Mindy also loved to tend to her flowers, shrubs and yard work in general. She wasn’t so happy when her husband took over mowing the grass when he retired, however her Oldfield neighbors will remember seeing them both tending to the landscape together.

Mindy was preceded in death by her father, Wilbert (Bill) and her mother, Gladys.

She is survived by her husband, Dan; their three sons, Brian (Stephanie), Brad (Carol) and Kris (Sara); grandchildren, Kristoffer II, Logan, Molly, Olivia, Elijah, Kaitlyn, Isabelle, Hailey, Camile, Norah; her brother, Rod (Cyndie); several cousins, a niece and a nephew.

No funeral service is planned however a celebration of life will be held at a future date.