Sheila L Armstrong

December 20th, 1956 to June 22nd, 2017

Sheila Louise Armstrong, 60, of Port Huron and formerly of Ada, Michigan died Thursday, June 22, 2017.

She was born December 20, 1956 in Port Huron to Elizabeth “Betty” and the late John Armstrong.

Sheila was a 1976 graduate of Port Huron High School. She was most recently employed with Hope Network of Grand Rapids. She was a talented artist who enjoyed riding horses, watching hockey, puzzles and computer games. She participated in the Special Olympics and won multiple gold medals in swimming. She also loved all animals and working with children.

While Sheila struggled her entire life with the many special needs caused by the effects of Prader Willi Syndrome, she always approached each day with a sunny disposition and she considered each person she encountered a friend. Everyone who met her came away smiling.

She is survived by her mother, Elizabeth “Betty”; siblings, Stephen (Becky) Armstrong, Theresa (Richard) Alonso and Dr. Mark Armstrong; sister-in-law, Susan Armstrong; nieces and nephews, Nick (Annie) Armstrong, William and James Armstrong, Daniel and Maria Alonso; and Dan and Annelise Erdman, who provided a loving foster care environment.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 pm Friday in Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.

She will lie in state from 10:30 am until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11:00 am Saturday, July 1, 2017 in Holy Trinity Parish St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Reverend Salvatore Palazzolo and Deacon Dennis Crimmins will officiate.

Memorials may be made to Liberty Riders Inc. Therapeutic Riding Program, the Michigan Special Olympics or any charity. To send condolences, please visit

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