Sheila Weled, 65, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2023. Sheila left this world quietly and peacefully, entering into the loving arms of the Lord as a true woman of faith.
Sheila was born to Lorraine Murray on April 18, 1957 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Sheila attended East High School before receiving a certificate in Medical Coding and an Associates Degree in Applied Science and Health Information from North Dakota State College of Science. Sheila was employed with Meritcare as a Medical Records Clerk from 1988-2005. She then was able to use her degree and do contract work for various companies until retiring in 2013.
In 1981, while living in Moorhead, MN, Sheila met the love of her life, Hussein Weled. According to Hussein, they met, fell in love, and the rest is history. From the first time the couple made contact, they were inseparable. Sheila’s quieter demeanor complemented Hussein’s much more outgoing personality. The couple enjoyed a fun whirlwind romance and married in Fargo, North Dakota on September 12, 1986. Through Sheila’s relationship with Hussein, Sheila enjoyed learning about the Kurdish culture, Sheila joined a Kurdish dance team, she learned to cook traditional Kurdish meals, and helped organize Kurdish political parties in the 80s and 90s.
Sheila and Hussein raised their three children, Rachel Klocke, Ari Weled, and Tavga Weled in West Fargo, North Dakota before moving to Henderson, Nevada in November 2014. Sheila, Hussein, Ari, and Tavga moved to Nevada to be closer to Rachel and her husband, Steven, who gave birth to Sheila’s first grandchild, Kennedi Klocke, in March 2014, and then her second grandchild, Maverick Klocke, in March 2019.
Sheila lived her life out loud, sharing her smile and love for her family with anyone whom she came into contact. If you were friends or family with Sheila, you have probably shopped with her at Target, Home Goods, or Michael’s, where she was routinely (daily) found, with her daughters, Rachel and Tavga. You may have also shared a cup of coffee (Venti Bold with Cream) and a smoke, along with a few giggles. Sheila never met a Christmas decoration that she didn’t love and enjoyed shopping for all seasons. Sheila parlayed her love of the holidays and shopping into crafting, meticulously following YouTube videos to create her latest masterpiece. In addition to shopping and decorating, Sheila was an avid couponer, comparing notes and sales with her sisters, Terri and Deborah. While couponing or crafting, one of Sheila’s favorite shows or movies played in the background, with the best deals or crafts being found or made during an episode of Law and Order, the X-Files, Lord of the Rings, or “Are you Being Served?”. Sheila’s movie partner of choice was her son, Ari, and she was also known for sneaking games of Super Mario Brothers with Hussein. If Sheila wasn’t watching one of her shows, playing with her grandkids, or shopping, Sheila was reading. Sheila specifically enjoyed her time reading scripture from the Bible and attending Bible classes. Sheila also enjoyed reading the latest Steven King novel, having a collection of books to rival any true collector.
Everything that Sheila did, she did with her family, or with her family on her mind. Sheila loved being a wife, mother, grandmother, sister and daughter cherishing her times with her children, and playing with her grandchildren. Sheila is survived by her husband, Hussein Weled; children Rachel (Steven) Klocke, Ari Weled, Tavga Weled; grandchildren, Kennedi and Maverick Klocke; Siblings, Terri (Daniel) Leal, Deborah Connelly, and Mike Connelly, and multiple nieces and nephews. Sheila is preceded in death by her mother, Lorrain Murray, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Sheila’s Memorial Service will take place on April 1, 2023 at 11:30 a.m. at Church at Lake Mead, 655 E. Lake Mead Pkwy., Henderson, NV 89015. Sheila’s Memorial Service will be followed by the burial procession to Boulder City Municipal Cemetery, 501 Adams Blvd., Boulder City, NV 89005.
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