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Sheila Allen

Renton - Sheila Allen, 80, died January 30th in her home in Renton, Wa.

She was born July 8, 1940, in Seattle. Raised by the Lofgren's in Port Orchard, Sheila fondly remembered her childhood at the Beaver Creek House and growing up on the farm.

Married to Paul Westlund in 1957, Sheila had two daughters and a son, living in King county for many years.

Sheila lead a creative life; an artist with a flair for the extravagant. Leopard print, faux fur, and sparkling gems. Her laugh was what truly lit up a room.

A world traveller; from Marrakesh to Mexico, from Marbella to Kyoto, Shiela's life became a mosaic of those she loved and lost, a collage of memories that filled her heart with beauty.

A story teller at heart, Shelia loved being transported in time through books. She was a letter writer with a penchant for clipping photographs and articles, sending them across continents, reaching the people she loved with her slanted cursive and gold stars.

While a lover of palm reading and horoscopes, her real magic was her ability to make you feel special, to single you out in a crowd and let you know you were cherished.

Sheila is survived by her children Cynthia, Candis, and Cameron. Nonna to eight grandchildren and Grand Nonna to nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son Stanley Paul.

While Covid-19 took her life swiftly, she fought Multiple Sclerosis and cancer. Donations may be made in her name to the National MS Society: https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Donate




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Published in Kitsap Sun from Feb. 19 to Feb. 20, 2021.
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