Sheila Fleming, 80, went to live with our Heavenly Father on November 28, 2021. She was born November 26, 1941, in Volga, SD, to Lyle and Velma Eggebraaten. She enjoyed maintaining childhood friendships throughout her life. Moving to Marysville, CA, she graduated from Marysville High School in 1959 and attended Yuba College in Marysville, CA.
Sheila was a pianist, soloist, and built and played her own ukulele. She especially liked Hawaiian music and Hawaiian dancing, and also participated in square dancing. Sheila worked at and later became a bowling proprietor at The Bowling Green in Cottage Grove, OR, in the late ‘70s and ‘80s. She was a talented seamstress and crafter in general, including tole painting, knitting, and cake decorating and home improvement activities. Sheila loved to play games and be with friends and family, or just simply stay at home with her hubby.
Sheila and her husband, Del, are members of Grace Community Fellowship and Orelane Roamers RV Club. Together they’ve enjoyed their annual trip to Hawaii, Kauai being Sheila’s favorite island, where she was privileged to sing with Hawaiian celebrity Larry Rivera, as well as hula dance during his performance. Sheila was also a member of Iron Mango Ukulele Orchestra and the Hawaiian dance group Halau Hula Na Pua O Hawaii Nei.
She is survived by her husband, Del; son Jon (Kris) Johnson; daughter Janet Wood; grandchildren Michelle (Michael) Wareham, Amy (Joe) Lambert, David Taylor, and Heather Taylor; great-grandchildren Katri and Soren Wareham; also her sister Linda (Kim) McDonald; sister-in-law Cheryl Eggebraaten, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her brother Gale Eggebraaten as well as her parents Lyle and Velma Eggebraaten.
A memorial service to celebrate Sheila’s amazing life will be held at Grace Community Fellowship January 22, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent in care of Major Family Funeral Home, 112 North A Street, Springfield, OR 97477. Visit majorfamilyfuneralhome.com to sign the online guestbook.