I can't believe a year has passed. What a wonderful woman she was! I feel blessed to have known her for 25+ years. Sheila will never be forgotten.
To me, Sheila was the very definition of beauty. She exuded it and surrounded herself with it. She created it and shared it with all. She taught me a great deal about how to search for the beauty in all things regardless of my circumstances. It is a lesson that I took to heart and will always remember.
Unpretentious and charming, with a smile that could truly lift your spirits. How blessed am I to have shared my brief time with her!
It was great privilege to know Sheila.She is definately a women to emulate. Many will miss her as I will.
Gayle and I were so sorry to learn the sad news. We wish we could have been there in Dallas for you. Treasure the good memories.
Sheila meant so much to our family. I never got to meet her, but greatly enjoyed our 'mom talk' via email. It was easy to see what a terrific person she was. And we appreciate immensely how caring she was of our 'boys'! She is gone too soon, yet she accomplished so much. She will be missed by all of us. Best wishes to her family. Janis, Bill, Dave & Mike Spivey
I just heard about Sheila's death from Ron Schreiber, who heard it from Larry Fink. Stan joins me in condolences to Jeff and the children. Love always.
I was sorry to hear of Sheila's passing it was great to find her on facebook after all these years, childhood friends and classmate from Sioux City. What a kind and accomplished person. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May her memory be eternal.
What a great tribute to such a wonderful person. I am a better person for having known Sheila, as so many more are. Sheila, you will always be a part of us.
Jeff, Andra, Billy and Morgan,
I will always remember Sheila's grace and poise. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dear Jeff and family. We were so sorry to hear about Sheila. May God comfort you in your loss
Thank you everyone for your messages of love and support. Nino, if you are checking this, can you please send me your phone number of email address? I wanted to catch up with you but an striking our finding you. Thank you.
I was so sorry to hear of Sheila's passing. In reading her obituary, it's clear that she touched so many and made a real difference in the world. My sincere condolences to you, your kids, and respective families. May her memory be a blessing.
Jeff, I am so very sorry for your loss. I think of you often and will keep you & your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Janet Jacoby (Concentra)
Jeff & family,
I am deeply sorry for your loss of Sheila. I was a friend of Sheila's in junior high & high school. I have alot of fond memories of Sheila. As kids we had alot of great sleep overs and parties. I lost touch with Sheila over the years but thought of her often. She sounds like she had a great life & her volunteering sounds like many benefited from her. Sheila will always hold a special place in my heart. Rest in Peace Sheila. Carla Elliott (Derochie) Sioux City, iowa
Jeff & family,
I am deeply sorry for your loss of Sheila. I was a friend of Sheila's in junior high and high school. I have alot of fond memories of Sheila. As kids we had alot of great sleep overs and parties. I lost touch with Sheila over the years but thought of her often & it would make me smile. Sheila sounds like she had a great life & her volunteering benefited many. Sheila will always hold a place in my heart. Rest in Peace Sheila. Carla Elliott (Derochie)Sioux City, Iowa
I'm sorry we couldn't be with you today. Our deepest sympathies go to you and the kids. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.
Hugh & Marcia
Jeff, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
At 53, Sheila helped, shared, cared, taught, lived, loved, and accomplished more ,
then most do, if they lived to be 100. Now she is at rest.
She will live forever in the hearts of your family.
My thoughts and love are with you all.
Sheila was a wonderful person to know in our jr high school years, she will be missed dearly, our thoughts and prayers go out to her family. All of her Sioux City Friends.
Jeff, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Sheila fondly as such a sweet and caring person.
Sheila will always be in our hearts. We will never forget that warm smile. Classmates for ever!
Ronnie & Vanessa Robinson
Jeff, I will keep the prayers coming for you and your familiy, for God to give you all strength and comfort.
I first met Sheila when she and Morgan volunteered at the Family Gateway shelter. She truly had a heart of gold and was such an inspiration to me. My heartfelt sympathies to the entire Chapman family.
The heavens have one more bright star! Our hearts are with you all. Every time we think of her -- we smile. Sheila's smiles live on.
Kate & Phil Weller
I went to school with Sheila and she was so sweet. A group of us would wait on the corner every day and walk to middle school together. Our prayers are with her family and may GOD continue to watch over them. Debra Thomas (Sioux City, IA) Baer; Harmony, FL.
I taught with Sheila at her very first teaching job at the Learning Center for the Multihandicapped in Belmont, Massachusetts. I believe Jeff was at Harvard Law at the time. Sheila and I were both pretty green but she was tough, smart and a blast! I've never forgotten her. Wishing her family comfort and peace.
Sheila was a remarkable women. Allan and I always enjoyed seeing your family at the Hillers when you were visiting. We offer our sincere sympathies and know that with the many wonderful memories you have, God will help you through this difficult time.
We were so sorry to hear that you've lost Sheila. She was a wonderful lady. Know that you're in our thoughts and prayers.
To the Chapman and Rivin families... I was a neighbor of the Rivin family in Sioux City and Sheila was my first new friend in the neighborhood. I was very proud to read about all of her tireless work making the lives of others better. May you find peace and bless those who feel her loss with the warmth of her efforts.
Jeff, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved and cherished wife, Sheila. Harry and I wish you and your entire family our sincere condolences and love.
I absolutely love Sheila and feel such sadness to know she is gone. I have such vivid memories of our boys playing together and just hanging out with her especially before I moved from Dallas. In every thought she had a smile on her beautiful face.
My thoughts and heart are with you today as you say goodbye.
to the chapman and rivin family my heart goes out to you. sheila was such a sweet person i will always have her in my heart. love cousin linda xo
To the Chapman and Rivin families:
I was so shocked and saddened to read about Sheila's untimely death. Growing up in Sioux City, I always thought Sheila was so sweet and beautiful. I always loved when she would come to our home and visit my older sister, Della. What a wonderful legacy she has left. May she rest in everlasting peace.
Marcia Levine Niedorf
jeff, i'm completely lost for words. i was unaware she was ill again & would've loved to talk with her. she always told me how she married the most wonderful man & i know you married the most wonderful woman i have ever known. i still thank you both for helping me when my parents passed away. all my prayers for you, your children & all your families. hope to see you whenever i'm in the dallas area. all my heart, nino
My prayer and thoughts are with Sheila`s family.
I taught with Sheila many years ago at Bowman. She was such a sweet friend.
Sheila was loving, compassionate, kind, gentle, sweet and dear to many. Children at Vogel Alcove always looked forward to seeing her. She was able to bring a glimpse of happiness to their day. She touched many lives and was an example for us all. May God bring you peace and comfort during this hour. Sharhonda McDow, Vogel Alcove TA (Dallas, Tx)
Jeff, my thoughts are with you and your family. I enjoyed working with Sheila and she will be missed by all who knew her.
Jeff, may God's love and peace surround you and your children, and all who knew and loved Sheila.
Jeff, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please accept our condolences.
Jeff, my heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sheila was an inspiration and showed love to all that she met. May her goodness be a blessing and comfort to Jeff and the children. Love to all, Alice and Mark
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress; he sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from destruction. Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to humankind.
So very sorry and my thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Sheila was a sweet soul; our love and thoughts are with Jeff and the family
Harriett & Gary Hoffman (Galveston, TX)
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of the family. Sheila was a very wonderful person and glad we were able to know her during our years at Greenhill. She made us always feel welcome with her smile. I know she will be missed by many many people. Love to all.
Sheila was the best friend a person could have. She was a pillar of strength until the very end. Her loss will leave a hole in my heart forever. My thought and many prayers to all of the family and friends who were lucky enough to have dear Sheila in their lives.
Jeff, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your memories of Sheila comfort you.
I was so sorry to hear about Sheila. I wish you and your family strength and peace during this difficult time.