Sheila Ann Dykes, 80, died July 31, 2019, with her family by her side in Sacramento, CA. A memorial service will be held Friday, August 9th at 11AM at the Herberger Family Funeral Chapel in Elk Grove, CA.
Sheila was born July 16, 1939 in Iowa and soon after was adopted by the Fahey family. The Faheys moved to Vallejo, California when Sheila was young. In Vallejo, Sheila met and married Rex Dykes in 1956. They had six children: Karen, Ken, Dianna, Deanna, Brenda, and Glynda. Sheila and her family moved to Clovis, CA in 1963. She was very involved in raising her children and actively participated in scouts, PTA, and served as a room mother. Some of her favorite memories were with her kids visiting Rex’s parents, Minnie “Papa” Dykes and Sherman “Granddad” Dykes, who lived in Tulare, CA.
In the early 1980’s, Sheila and Rex separated and Sheila moved to the Sacramento area. Sheila worked as a cook and caterer at the State Capitol in Sacramento. She was always involved in her community and loved to plan events and parties for her family, friends, and neighbors. Sheila also enjoyed travelling. Some of her favorite vacations included Hawaii, a location she loved very much and returned to as often as she could, and Calistoga, CA, where she loved to relax in the mineral pools.
For the last 20 years, she lived in Elk Grove, CA. She devoted much of her time caring for, spending time with, and “spoiling” her 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She is survived by all her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Her interests included family, crocheting, cooking, sewing, quilting, crafts, and reading.
Sheila connected with her biological family, the Walshes, and formed close relationships with her family in Iowa. She is survived by her biological brother, Phil Walsh.
Sheila made an impact on each member of her family and her friends with her everlasting love and spirit. She will be missed dearly by all.