Sheila Marie (Nickel) Newman, passed away at the age of 68, surrounded by loved ones, on May 20, 2020 in Bellingham, WA.
Sheila was born June 21, 1951 to Glenn Nickel and Luella Ann Rinehart, she was the eldest of her siblings. Sheila spent her years in Washington State, eventually settling in Whatcom County.
Sheila enjoyed horseback riding and bowling in her earlier years, spent time crafting, attending to her beloved pets and visiting with friends.
Sheila is survived by her husband, Tim Griffith of Ferndale; Daughter, Michele Rooks of Birdsview; son, Michael Rooks (Amber) of Sedro-Woolley, as well as siblings, Sharon Ladd of Moses Lake, David Nickel (Gigi) of Seattle, Glenn Nickel (Deirdre) of Azalea, Oregon, Pam Patterson of Ocean Park, and John Main of The Dalles, Oregon. Many beautiful grandchildren and numerous friends she considered family.
Sheila was preceeded in death by her parents and her step-son Jeffery Wayne Newman.
A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date, as gathering restrictions are lifted. Cremation arrangements are under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.