WESTERNPORT — Sheila J. Dawson, 78, of Westernport, passed away on Sept. 9, 2013, at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
Born on July 13, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Walter Fazenbaker and Evelyn (Duckworth-Fazenbaker) Michael. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Ann (Fazenbaker) Durst, Doris "Susie" (Michael) Layton, and Rebecca "Becky" (Michael) Booth.
Sheila was a member of First Baptist Church, Westernport. A loving wife and mother, she enjoyed spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. Each year she looked forward to the summer's harvest of tomatoes and loved her two chihuahuas, Trixie and Chloe, and a good cup of tea.
Surviving are her children, Nancy and husband Charles Shockney of Baltimore, Greg Dawson and wife Angie of Westernport, Scott Dawson of Westernport, and Shannon Dawson of State College, Pa. She is also survived by three siblings, Ellen (Fazenbaker) James, Tony Michael, and Mike Michael. She was known as "Gramma" to her eight grandchildren, Jeremiah Dawson, Micah Shockney, Josiah Dawson, JoNathan Shockney, Justin Dawson, Jessie Dawson, Annie Dawson, Tyler Dawson; and three great-grandchildren: Nickolas Dawson, Colten Dawson, and Jase Dawson.
Family and friends will be received at Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Wed-nesday, Sept. 11, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m.
A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Earl Williams officiating. There will be an hour visitation before the service.
Per her request, Sheila was cremated.
Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport.
In lieu of flowers donations may be directed to the building fund, First Baptist Church, Westernport.
Words of comfort may be expressed at boalfh.com.