Sheila M. Densmore, 71 of Deerfield, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at her home.
Sheila was born on September 2, 1948 in Bethesda, ME, the daughter of Robert and Joyce (Wells) Shipley. She attended and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1966. She worked as a nurses aid at the County Home (now Alden Estates) in Jefferson for many years. She thrived there and received personal fulfillment in the service of others. In 1986 she met Stuart Densmore at the Jefferson Co. Fair and the couple was married on August 3, 1990. Traveling the United States on their Honda Goldwing was a passion for the couple. They toured every one of the lower 48 together, camping all the way and collecting many stories from the road. Sheila and Stu were longtime members of the GWRRA (Goldwing Road Riders Association) and were named State Couple of the Year in 1994-1995 and Regional Couple of the Year in 1995-1996. Starting in 2009, the couple enjoyed being snowbirds in Alberta, AL, near Gulf Shores, spending the winters in the sun. Sheila was a hugger and she gave them whether the recipient wanted one or not. She spoke her mind and had a way of expressing her opinion in a way that was drenched in kindness, but also truth. Her outlook was always bright, even to the end, and her kindness, compassion, and thoughtfulness will be missed.
She is survived by her husband Stuart Densmore of Deerfield and “Little Miss Molly” her dog, other family members, and many friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents and a brother.
Memorials in Sheila’s name to the UW Carbone Cancer Center or Agrace Hospice would be greatly appreciated.
A private family graveside will take place at Greenwood Cemetery of Jefferson.
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