Sheila Alene Woodward

Nov 2, 1934 - Jun 7, 2020

Obituary

A burial and memorial service will be held at Washington Memorial Park, Wednesday June 17, 2020. Due to the current COVID restrictions,attendance is limited. A viewing will be held Tuesday June 16, from 2-5pm and open to all. Please note all visitors to Washington Memorial must wear a mask.  A reception at Sheila’s residence will follow the memorial service at 2pm on June 17th.

Sheila A. Woodward died peacefully at her home in Burien, Washington, Sunday June 7, 2020, she was 85.

Sheila was born November 2, 1934 to Jacob and Julia Shock in Yakima Washington. Sheila attended Seattle University where she met her future husband Eddie. She married J. Edward Woodward, August 18, 1956 and together they raised four sons, Kelly, Michael, Cary and Patrick.  Shelia was a teacher for several years before eventually becoming a librarian, where she worked for more than 20 years. She enjoyed knowing all the library patrons as many were neighbors and her children’s classmates.

Her oldest son is autistic and she and Ed worked on many issues important to the autistic community, including being founding members of SKAC.

Sheila was deeply involved in her church, St. Bernadette’s Parish, where she sang in the choir.

Sheila enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family at their cabin. Nothing delighted her more than the grandchildren playing in the lake and having fun.

Sheila lost Ed in 1996 and rejoined him last Sunday.

Sheila is survived by her sister, Patricia Smith, her four sons and their spouses, Kelly, Michael and Janice, Cary and Kathy, and Patrick, her seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made in Sheila’s name to the American Cancer Society. 

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Lori Armitage
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Lori Armitage

Shelia was such a wonderful friend to my mother MaryJo Hoffman. I loved taking Shelia and my mom to the casino! We always had a fun time and a lot of laughs! She will be missed.

Ellen Haertl
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Ellen Haertl

Ellen Haertl, your boys were so good to you. In the old days when we were each raising 4 sons, we had a lot of laughs. The worlds loss is heavens gain.

Ellen Haertl
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Ellen Haertl

Your family was so good to you. The worlds loss is heavens gain

Kathy buchanan
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Kathy buchanan

Sheila was always so good to me, like a second mom. I will miss her every day. All my love to the Woodward family.
Kathy Buchanan.

Ginni L Draper Davis
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Ginni L Draper Davis

Shiela, I remember playing with you in front yard with my cousin Diane! Your mom insisted you eat a apple every day! Loved you and miss you.

Mary Jo Hoffman
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Mary Jo Hoffman

I LOST A VERY SPECIAL FRIEND AND WILL MISS HER VERY MUCH. SHE SANG NEXT TO ME IN ST. BERNADETTE CHOIR AND WAS MY TRAVELING PARTNER WHEN WE HIT THE CASINOS. MANY GOOD MEMORIES HELP DULL MY SORROW . MARY JO HOFFMAN

Ginni L Draper Davis
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Ginni L Draper Davis

Ginni L. Draper Davis. Columbia City, Oregon

Deborah Bagg
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Deborah Bagg

I am so sorry for your loss. Sheila was a wonderful, thoughtful person. I worked with her at the White Center Library in the early 1990s, and forever after thought of her as my “work mom.” She had the most irrepressible sense of humor – she could find something funny in almost any situation. She took such pride in her children and grandchildren, and always had stories about them to share. It was such a privilege to know her!

Delores Amber
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Delores Amber

Sheila was more than a friend to me and probably to most people she knew. We shall all miss her and mourn with her family..