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July 11, 1956 ~ September 18, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old
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The family of Sheila Sammons is very sad and devastated to announce Sheila’s sudden passing on September 18, 2023 due to a cardiac event. Sheila was only 67 years old and was predeceased by her mother and father and many 4-legged family members over the years. She leaves behind her 4 precious dogs (Frankie, Jersey, Bear and Carly), 3 sisters and a brother, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Sheila was born on July 11, 1956 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada and moved to Montana in 1979 and to Oregon a few years later. When Sheila moved to Newport she never looked back. She loved it there and was a well-loved member of the community.
Sheila will be remembered for her strong and tireless advocacy and love for animals. She was very active in animal rescue. She also loved the years she spent showing her Great Danes in the dog show world.
Family was very important to Sheila, and she was a big influence on the lives of her nieces and nephews. She took a very active interest in them and encouraged them to be the best they could be.
Since her family lived in Canada, her friends became like family to her. They’ve described her as follows: passionate, keen wit, sense of humour, sweet and thoughtful, generous, unique, fun, heart of gold, great friend, special person, caring spirit. They are grateful for her friendship and the love, laughter and joy she brought into their lives.
Sheila will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her and will never be forgotten.
May she rest in peace.
The family is planning a Celebration of Life in 2024 in Calgary, Alberta where some of Sheila’s ashes will be interred beside her mother and father and the rest will be scattered in the ocean.
Donations in memory of Sheila will be gratefully accepted by the “Friends of Lincoln County Animals” (FOLCA) at folcas.com or 541-961-5852 or donating to “Pick of the Litter” in Newport or the Lincoln County Animal Shelter.