Sheila B. Siford

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Sheila Braniff Siford, 64, of Waddell, Ariz., died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012.

Born in Clearfield, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Lt. Col. James P. Braniff, and Emma Letcher Braniff. She was the wife of James B. Siford, who she remarried in 2000.

She grew up an Air Force "brat," and lived all over the country. She graduated from Surrattsville High School in 1965, and received her degree from Towson State Teacher College in 1969. She later went on to earn her Masters Degree from Western Maryland College, now McDaniel College.

After years as a stay-at-home mother, she reentered the workforce as a mathematics teacher for Carroll County Public Schools, from which she retired in 2010.

An avid genealogist, she was a member of the DAR and volunteered for years at her local family history library. In her retirement, she became an accomplished oil painter and was inducted into the Vanguard Society in 2011. She has been an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and has held many callings within the church.

Surviving, in addition to her mother and husband, are daughters and sons-in-law Kristen and Keith Mayle, and Jamie and Michael Beecham; grandchildren Cooper and Jovie; brothers Byron and Greg Braniff, and their families; and her husband's family.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 4117 Lower Beckleysville Road, Hampstead.

Online condolences may be offered at

Arrangements are by Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, Ariz.

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Published in Carroll County Times from Sept. 26 to Sept. 27, 2012
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