Sheila Patricia (Hickey) Williams

Sheila with Koala

Sheila with Koala

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sheila Patricia (Hickey) Williams on February 3, 2017. Sheila was born in Rochester NY to Stephen R and Irene (Babe) Hickey. She met the love of her life, Maurice, on a blind date. Eventually settling in New Jersey a company transfer sent them to Washington State in the mid 1970’s. A love for the area and retirement took them back in 1995.

A patron of the arts, Sheila loved attending the opera, ballet, symphony, theater, museums and galleries worldwide. She was an accomplished pianist, an equestrian, loved skiing, and a beloved Gr. Shorthair Pointer her constant

Sheila at the Helm

companion. She and Maury enjoyed sailing and exploring the waters of Puget Sound. Cruises took them around the world and Europe’s inland waterways. Her brilliant smile, non-stop sense of humor, grace and the endless sound of fingers skipping across ivory keys pounding out Rachmaninov or the smooth notes of Beethoven’s Fur Elise will be sorely missed.

Sheila is preceded in death by her parents, Stephen R and Irene Hickey Sr., Brother Stephen R Hickey Jr. She is survived by her husband Maurice, daughter’s Pamela and Paula (Steve); son’s Todd (Erlinda) and Kurtis; Sister Phyllis Hickey; four grandchildren; David, Stephanie, Jacob and Abby; numerous friends and family across the country and her ever vigilant Shorthair, Max.

The Family would like to thank Evergreen Health Hospice Care and staff for their devoted support, compassion and exceptional care with a special thank you to Sue, Carol, Jan and Joe.

In Lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate to your favorite charity, ASPCA or the Parkinson’s Foundation.

A funeral service will be held at Barton’s Family Funeral Service, Kirkland WA on February 28, 2017.

9 Responses to “Sheila Patricia (Hickey) Williams”

  • Erlinda Cortez says:

    Beautiful tribute to a wonderful person. Sheila will always be integrated into our hearts forever.

  • Stevie Williams says:

    A beautiful heart, beautiful smile, and the best grandmother anyone could have hoped to have. She will be dearly missed.

  • Metra Williams says:

    What a wonderful tribute to Sheila. She’ll be in my heart and memories forever.

  • Margaret Moellenberndt says:

    Deepest sympathies to you and yours, Pam.

  • Todd Williams says:

    Thanks mom for teaching me to notify the server if the bill is wrong, even if it’s in my favor, for baking my favorite banana cake for my birthday, even though the frosting was a pain to make, and for having the courage to sit in the right seat while I practiced driving a stick. You’ll always be in my heart.

  • Roger Williams says:

    Thanks to Sheila for watching over me while I was in Vietnam in 1970-1971. I left my suitcase at her home when I left for Vietnam. She kept it there. Her thoughts were that if I left it, I had to return and get it myself. A caring sister-in-law indeed.

  • Julie Banham says:

    Paula: My deepest Sympathy for the loss of your Mom. she was a beautiful woman and sounds like she had a very interesting life. My heart is always with you!!

    Your friend, Julie

  • Pamela Williams says:

    The slopes of Crystal Mtn, Snow Valley, Elk Mtn and all the rest will never be quite the same.
    The ticket line. “…hey mom, remember when it was one adult and one child?” And, “the look.” (grin)
    The chairlift sessions. “…we need to figure out how I’m going to explain to your father why there’s a charge for a tow truck on the Amex bill…”
    And our favourite part. With the close of the day pass at 4:00PM, the lodge beckons with visions of munchies and favourite adult beverages…
    It was a grand ride, one that can never be replicated, but the memories will linger forever. Slainte!

  • Maurice Williams says:

    Sheila dearest, our journey is in hiatus earlier than I had hoped,but it was a wonderfully joyful, happy,loving time, soley and only because I got to make it with you.
    Love, Maury

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