Sheila T. (Trowbridge) Childs
Sheila T. (Trowbridge) Childs Loving wife, mother, sister, and aunt PELHAM, NH -- Sheila T. (Trowbridge) Childs, of Pelham, NH, died January 7, 2017, at Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, surrounded by her family, aged 51 years. She was the beloved wife of Raymond J. Childs Jr., with whom she shared 31 years of marriage. Born in Lowell, April 13, 1965, a daughter of the late Paul J. Sr. and Sandra A. (Stanavich) Trowbridge. She received her education in the Lowell school system. Sheila was employed by UPS, where she worked in the auditing department for 15 years. Sheila met Ray through a mutual friend in 1981. From that moment on, they never spent one day apart. Inseparable for the past 36 years, they were married in December of 1985, and shortly after, settled in Pelham, NH, to raise their family. She enjoyed interior decorating, gardening, and cooking. Sheila especially loved taking road trip adventures with her children. She also enjoyed spending time at Hampton and York beaches, often with her dear friend Joyce, and was known for taking spur of the moment, unforgettable shopping sprees. Most of all, she adored caring for her cherished children, who she loved to the moon and back. Sheila will always be remembered for her outgoing, endearing personality, and incredible sense of humor, which she maintained throughout her illness. Her smile could brighten anyone's day. The family wishes to give special thanks to Sheila's brother, Gary, for the love and kindness he showed throughout her illness. They would also like to thank the staff of Merrimack Valley Hospice House for their compassionate care of Sheila during her stay. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Raymond J. Childs III, Ryan M. Childs, and Jennifer R. Childs, all of Pelham; a sister, Barbara Green of Newmarket, NH; two brothers, Paul Trowbridge III of Hudson, NH, and Gary Trowbridge and his wife, Jodi of Lowell; mother-in-law, Fern Childs of Tyngsborough; father-in-law, Raymond J. Childs Sr. and his wife, Eleanor of Windham, NH, sisters-in-law, Linda Lane and her husband, Cyril of Methuen, and Karen Dumont and her husband, Tom of Dunstable; brother-in-law, Jim Childs and his wife, Pam of Dunstable; a special aunt and uncle, Susan and Ronald Powers of Townsend, and many other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends. She was the mother of the late Shannon Marie Childs. CHILDS -- In Haverhill, January 7, 2017. Sheila T. (Trowbridge) Childs, of Pelham, NH, aged 51 years. Beloved wife of Raymond J. Childs Jr. Friends will be received at the MORSE-BAYLISS Funeral Home, 122 Princeton Boulevard, Lowell, on Wednesday from 4 to 8 PM. Her Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 10:00 AM. Interment in Westlawn Cemetery, Lowell. Friends who wish may make memorial donations in her name to the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Avenue, Haverhill, MA 01830. Funeral Director, Frederick W. Healy. Please visit Sheila's life tribute at www.morsebaylissfuneralhome.com .
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