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Sheila Stone Dill

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On August 20, 2022, Sheila Dill passed away peacefully at home in Sparks at age 83, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Bremerton, WA, on August 11, 1939 to Harold and Doris Stone. As a brave single mother in the early seventies, Sheila raised three sons while also earning her BA at Fresno State, and eventually her MA at the University of Nevada, Reno. She married Douglas Dill in 1977, whom she fondly called her "love of a lifetime"; they spent 42 years together until his death in 2019. There wasn't a soul who met Sheila who didn't love her. She was elegant and poised, but also quick with a joke and always inspired a jolly time. She had a deep connection to nature, and was an active hiker and camper. She attracted birds to the gardens she created wherever life moved her, from Kentucky to Oregon to Nevada. With each living thing she encountered, she greeted it with love, respect, and gentleness. She was a remarkable seamstress and quilter, creating handmade treasures for her extended family her whole life. Sheila adored children, and read books to hundreds of 1st and 2nd graders over the years. She advocated for abused and neglected children navigating the court system as a volunteer with CASA. She taught her grandchildren how to cook and create, sharing with them skills as well as an appreciation for the finer things in life. She loved a fancy tea party, dark chocolate, and a good view. She was a lifelong writer, explorer, and crafter. She brought genuine joy and curiosity into each element of her life, and she will always be remembered and emulated for that. Sheila was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Douglas Dill and her brother, Douglas Stone. She is survived by her children and step-children Bret Harrison, Andrew Harrison, Corbett Harrison, Wayne Dill and Jan Hall; her sister JuDee Dion, nine grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Sheila's name to Kindred Hospice.

She leaves her children Bret Harrison (Julia); Andrew Harrison (Heidi), and Corbett Harrison (Dena) as well as her stepchildren, Wayne Dill (Katie) and Jan Dill Hall (Marc); Sheila Stone Dill was grandmother to Abigail, Zachary, and Samuel Harrison and she was step-grandmother to Michael Dill (Jenny); Kevin Dill (Bailey), and Lara Dill Miller (Tyson); and Bryan Hall, Melody Hall Garrett (Calvin), and Thomas Hall.

Marc Elliot Hall Henderson, Nevada 

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