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Sheila Ann Gallagher

Sheila was born Sheila Ann McClowry on May 25th, 1961 to Kathleen and George McClowry. Sheila was the youngest of nine children - Tom, Kathy, George, Maureen, Patty, Colleen, Sean, and Brian - the classic Irish Catholic family. She married Terry Gallagher in 1989 and raised three children - Kathleen, Colin, and Grace, and a couple dogs - Dudley, Bosco and Bear.

Sheila Gallagher: a woman of many, many talents: artist, chef, volunteer, designer, art teacher, painter, photographer, dog trainer, fundraiser, tri-athlete, dental assistant, home and school board member, workout fanatic...just to name a few. Sheila's creativity, determination, and enthusiasm knew no bounds. 


Sheila was diagnosed with metastatic urothelial carcinoma in July of 2019 and after over a year of an arduous battle, transitioned to hospice care, where she was able to spend her final days in the comfort of her lakehouse in Michigan (completely designed by her) surrounded by her family.

Please visit her Caring Bridge page here to learn more about her journey.

For more words on Sheila written by family - please visit the blog. If you wish to submit something for the blog, please send us a note.

Sheila asked that in lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of her favorite charities (listed on the donation page).