- 72 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 11, 1940
- Date of passing: Jan 31, 2013
|Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. - Marcel Proust|
This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved Sheila.
She was, indeed "the charming gardener who made our souls blossom." She was boundless and magical... that lovingly enchanting combination of fun, mischief, adventure, enlightenment, power and wonder, and we miss her beyond words.
We'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the beautiful outpouring of love, support and kindness since Sheila's passing.
We will be taking her to her final rest on September 21, 2013, off the shore of her beloved Belmar, New Jersey. In the mean time, we thought we'd share this website that's been set up to memorialize her through stories, photos, and messages. Please feel free to add to it in any way you'd like, or just enjoy the tribute.
"Dr. MJ was a generous scholar, a nurturing educator and an amazing role model. She saw my potential and strongly advised that I should pursue a doctoral degree. Thank you Dr. MJ for believing in me, calling me Dr. Johnson (you said it was just a matter a time until everyone would call me Dr. J). Thank you for going beyond the text books and journal articles but challenging us and teaching us to trust our intuitive knowledge. Thank you Dr. MJ for being an inspiration. I miss you."
"I have pictures of you all over the place... your beautiful smile reminding me how very much l love and miss you! Memories of our incredibly wondrous childhood fun together and our amazing adult experiences of sharing, supporting and giving are with me every day! I am grateful beyond words that you were my sister, and I miss you more than I can say!"
"I can't believe it has been a year. I hope you know how much you are loved and how much you are missed every day and always."
"In Memory of Sheila's anniversary....We think of you all the time, remember the gifts of love you left us, & hope you know how much you are loved. (2014)
Those we Love remain with us,
for Love itself lives on.
Cherished memories never fade,
because a loved one is gone.
Those we Love can never be,
more than a thought apart.
For as long as there is a memory,
they’ll live on in our heart.
"Happy Birthday, Sweet Sister
I think about you every day, and love to see your lovely face smiling out at me from every room of my house. Know that we all love and miss you, and that your loving sweetness will be with us always!"
"Our burial at sea: The sky was dark, as the ashes were dispersed, then a few rain drops fell; right after that, the sun shone through the darkened sky. It was Sheila shedding a few tears, then smiling down in love and joy!"
"Excerpt from Farewell Poem...
Sail on Sweet Sister, Sail on…
But stay with us, stay with us always
In all the sweet remembrances you leave behind
And most of all… most of all…
Within the depths of our loving hearts!
Sept. 21, 2013"
"Sheila was Grandma to my daughter's children Alex & Julianna. She was so helpful to Robin. Although she lived far away, that didn't stop her. When Sheila visited it was presents, fun, driving to, picking up, activity, 1 to 1 love & affection. So Grandma Sheila, even though your light went out too soon, we will keep your memory alive for our grandchildren. :)"
"Whenever I think of Sheila I smile. There are simply not enough words to describe her spirit or the way she made you feel when you were around her. She will always live in my heart as the most fearless women I have ever known. And I will always remember her wonderful sense of humor and her genuine and heartfelt laughter."
"I remember Sheila for her brilliant mind and her dazzling smile. She was a born teacher and a true scholar."
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