Shelby Alexis Barone

Shelby Alexis Barone

December 03, 1976 - November 28, 2022

Shelby Alexis Barone

December 03, 1976 - November 28, 2022


Shelby Barone was born on December 3, 1976. She was a true Southern California girl, raised in Newport Beach, CA. She graduated from Corona Del Mar HS in 1995. Shelby always dreamed of being a wife and a mom, and soon after marrying her high school sweetheart, Steven Barone, in 1998, she became a mom to Andrew, Ella and Tyler.

Shelby was a pioneer in the social media blogger and influencer sphere, and the founder of OC Mom Blog. Shelby thrived in this role because it allowed her to pursue her passions for writing, traveling, exploring and educating others, with her kids and family at her side. She had much success for not only finding the best activities and deals for young families in Orange County, but also for educating and advocating for food allergy awareness, women’s rights, and fairness and equality for all.

Shelby’s light shined brightly for those who knew her from social media events and online. She was always positive, happy, encouraging, resourceful, and fun.  She had a way of leading all of those who followed her in the direction of something new, beautiful, and exciting.

Shelby passed away on Monday, November 28th in the early afternoon. She had undergone a routine plastic surgery procedure earlier that morning, came home to rest, but unfortunately was found unresponsive just hours later by a close friend. Despite the friend’s and the paramedics’ best efforts, she was not able to be revived. The details of what caused her untimely death are not known at this time. However, what is known, is that Shelby left this world far too young, far too soon, and with far too much yet to be accomplished personally and professionally.

Shelby is survived by her children- 20-year-old son Andrew, 18-year-old daughter Ella, and 16-year-old son Tyler. She is predeceased last February by her father Bob Jones, and is survived by her mother Sharon Jones of Palm Springs, CA and her sister Ciji Jones of Boston, MA.

Shelby’s family will be holding a private memorial service at sea off the Newport Coast, where Shelby’s ashes will be laid to rest. Shelby’s family asks for privacy and for peace as they grieve her loss.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou


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5 responses to Shelby Alexis Barone

  1. Gail Marley says:

    I had the privilege of caring for Shelby in the hispital when she was pregnant with Tyler, the miracle pregnancy. She loved the cinnamon rolls and would get one every day. Ella and Andrew were so young and Steve was so patient and kind, I bonded with their family in a way I just can’t explain. Shelby was a good mom and loved her family, Steve became super Dad while she stayed in the hospital for months. I’m glad I got to share in that chapter. All the kids have grown into wonderful young adults, I am truly saddened by her passing.

  2. Camille Nisson says:

    Shelby had a beautiful way about her. She was bright and funny. She loved her children very much. She was very kind and generous. Shelby will be sorely missed. Heaven just musta needed another Angel.

  3. Kathy s says:

    Rest in peace I hope God gives patient and love to your kids I remember you as a kind and nice you’re always smiling 😔🥲

  4. Emily says:

    Condolences to her children her husband and her extended family. 🙏🏼

  5. I am so sorry for this notice. Shelby was a beautiful and shiny lady who always makes you feel good and in peace no matter what. Just with her sweet smile, she make magic in others life. Her childrens were her motor and her best perfect test of life. She was so proud of them!!! My sincere condolance and parking so her family can find in all the mágica momentos they spent toguether, the peace they will need to hold missing so special and sweet lady.

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