Shelia A Underwood (LaCombe)
October 8, 1954 - October 17, 2017
Shelia Underwood LaCombe passed away very suddenly in Portland, Oregon after several years of failing health. The first born girl to Charles and Ada after four rugged boys the blue eyed, auburn haired baby was the epitome of femininity from day one. She was an independent, strong willed, determined, fearless and passionate woman who lived her life fully. From earning her diploma, nurses license, pilots license as well as driving drag race cars nothing was ever done half-heartedly.
Shelia worked as a nurse to the elderly for many years in the Portland area until her health declined. She loved her job and was a caring and compassionate care giver. She bore her recent illnesses with grace, steadfastness and quiet strength. The family thanks Dr. Nance who cared for her these last few years and all the staff at Our Lady of Providence Hospital in Portland for the wonderful care they provided her during her recent hospitalizations.
Shelia is survived by her two sons Jason and Tynon, seven grandchildren, her mother Ada, sisters Cheryl and Teresa and brothers Charles Jr, Micheal and David. She was preceded in death by her beloved granddaughter Isabella, brothers Stephen and Kenneth and her father Charles Sr.
A graveside service will be held at St. Luke’s Cemetery in Woodburn, Oregon on Thursday, October 26th at 11am. Arrangements are by Virgil T. Golden, Salem Oregon. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Portland Humane Society in memory of her faithful canine companion of many years, Poochie.