Sheila Lawrence

Dec 26, 1930 – Sep 6, 2014

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Sheila Lawrence passed away peacefully on September 6, 2014 in Bellevue, WA at the age of 83, with her family by her side. She was born Sheila Page on December 26, 1930 in Bagshot, Surrey, England.

She married James Lawrence and they were married for 55 years. In December 1967 she moved from Bournemouth, England to Renton, WA with her husband, children and mother, and lived there for 21 years before moving to Bellevue, WA in 1988. She worked at King County Medical Blue Shield from 1970 until her retirement in 1993.  She enjoyed traveling with her husband to England to visit family as well as to various locations around the globe. Sheila was preceded in death by her father Robert Hyde Page, her mother Alice Elizabeth Page, her twin sister Sylvia Harvey-Merritt and her older sister Blanche Elizabeth Francis. 

Sheila is survived by her husband James of Bellevue, WA, daughter Julie Hopkins (Alex) and her grandson Matthew of Kirkland, WA and son Malcolm of Bellevue, WA, her older brother Robert Page of Bournemouth, nieces, nephews and numerous other family members.

Sheila will be deeply missed and will always be in our hearts. 

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 4th at 2pm at Inglewood Presbyterian Church at 7718 NE 141st Street, Kirkland, WA 98034. The family suggests memorials be made to Overlake Hospital - Cardiac Care Unit in Bellevue, WA.


Sam & Paula Dellar
bellevue, Wa
Oct 4, 2014

Our condolences to you & the Family Jim. We had some fun times together & will always remember them fondly.

As Ever,

Sam & Paula

Peggy Burnett
Redmond, Wa
Oct 4, 2014

I was saddened to read of Sheila's passing. I worked with her at KCM for many years. She was such a professional lady but full of fun. My husband and I enjoyed a dinner at her home and I will always remember the trifle she made for dessert.

So sorry for your loss...

Margaret Starling
Lynnwood, Wa
Oct 2, 2014

To the family of Sheila Lawrence,

I worked with Sheila at King County Medical for a number of years.

We enjoyed coffee breaks when we could break at the same and she made the breaks a true break.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, may your memories keep her with you


Margaret Starling

Carol Hansen
Bellevue, WA
Oct 2, 2014

What a lovely lady Sheila was. I'll never forget her wonderful sense of humor, her elegant dinner parties, and the many fun times at the theatre. We will miss her greatly.


Doug and Carol Hansen

Joanne Baker
Bellevue, Wa
Sep 30, 2014

Dear Lawrence family,

I was very sorry to read of Sheila's death in the Bellevue Reporter. I worked with her at King County Medical and what a wonderful and pleasant person she was. Always had a smile, was such a lovely lady and I loved her English accent. My deepest sympathies are with you at this difficult time.

May your memories comfort you. Joanne Baker

Ron Norman
Freeland, WA
Sep 26, 2014

Sheila, supported me as my secretary for my first 8 years as VP of the Boeing Division at King County Medical. She was a very meticulous person and was constantly striving to please me and those on our team. I enjoyed her English charm and knew how much she cared for me and a concern to be the best we could be for the tasks at hand.

Every Christmas she would make me a fruit cake, because she knew that if my mom were alive that I would be looking forward to this holiday tradition.

Her family must be very proud of her. God Bless

you all. Ron

ria marcussen
bellevue, wa
Sep 25, 2014

My heartfelt sympathies and condolences to you Jim and your family.

I was so sorry to hear of Sheila's passing. May you find strength in all the memories you have made together.

May all the angels be with her.

God bless you,

Claudia Malone
Kirkland, WA
Sep 25, 2014

I worked with Sheila on auctions for the Bellevue Philharmonic and will never forget her smile and infectious "can do" attitude. All my prayers are with Jim and the family; we will miss her!

Ivan and Mary Cole
Bellevue, WA
Sep 24, 2014

We were so sorry to hear of Sheila's death. Our condolences to Jim and the rest of the family.

Anne Helmcke
Lynnwood, WA
Sep 24, 2014

I fondly remember Sheila from my early days at King County Medical. She was always so nice. My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of such a wonderful woman.

Anne Helmcke

Lucia McCredie
Bellevue, WA
Sep 24, 2014

Sheila's quick smile lighted the room when she entered. Always a pleasure,......her wry sense of humor. She will truly be missed. My heart goes out to Jim and her family. Sincerest sympathy.

Beth and John McCaslin
Kirkland, Wa
Sep 23, 2014

Sheila will be missed. Love and prayers for the Lawrence family.

Beth and John

Mickey Pierce
Bellevue, WA
Sep 23, 2014

Sheila was part of the perky Bellevue Symphony League where I met her. She was great fun at the meetings and events and a 'spark' in the organization.

Sending love and white light to the whole family and especially Jim.


Teresa L. Jones - Crawford
Bellevue, WA.
Sep 22, 2014

My heart goes out to you and your family. I all to well,l know how it feels to lose a mother! So sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers.

Vicki Shimkus
Bellevue , WA
Sep 22, 2014

Our sincere condolences to the entire Lawrence Family. We've been neighbors of Jim and Sheila since 2001 and were saddened to hear of Sheila's passing. We are very sorry for your loss.

Shimkus Family

Marilee McGuire Ohlendorf
Newcastle, WA
Sep 22, 2014

We are so very sorry for your loss, Julie, Jim and family. Sheila always represented the epitomy of professionalism and lovliness as the EA for Ron Norman and myself at King County Medical. As I hired many new EA's over the years, I regularly reflect on the rare qualities that Sheila had that made everyone around her enjoy their own jobs that much more. She had a smile and quick wit that would make my day! A very special person that so many of us will miss. Marilee and Randy

Mary Buck
Everett, WA
Sep 21, 2014

My heartfelt condolences to you, Jim and family.


Jean Syder
Auburn,, Wa
Sep 21, 2014

Dear Lawrence Family,

Very sorry to hear of your loss - from old friends from Renton days - Howrd & Jean Syder

Ila Hemm
Newcastle, WA
Sep 20, 2014

My thoughts go out to the Lawrence family. I had never met Mrs. Lawrence but knew of her illness. May your memories of life with her always be happy ones.

Casey Toth
Tacoma, Wa
Sep 19, 2014

Dear Lawrence family,

I'm very sorry for your loss.

Sheila was a wonderful lady.

I love the memory of the Christmas I shared with your family. I was on my own that year and she insisted I attend your celebration. She got Russell and I to sing a carol for our supper and she made sure I received the Almanac when we played 'pass the parcel' after dinner.

All my best


Julie Hopkins
Kirkland, WA
Sep 19, 2014

Mom, I miss you so much already. Although we are apart, your spirit will live within me, forever in my heart. I have so many wonderful memories that will forever be treasured. You gave me life and you gave me love, please watch over me from above. Until we meet again, love Julie xxxx

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