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Adair Funeral Homes Avalon Chapel
Saturday February 26th, 2022

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El Conquistador Resort Sundance Cafe
Saturday February 26th, 2022

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Sheila Virginia Farquhar

Sheila Virginia Farquhar passed away peacefully at home on February 9, 2022, at the age of 74. Charismatic and genuine, she was well-liked by all who were fortunate to know her. Sheila had a wonderful sense of humor and was a person of great integrity and character. She will be sorely missed.

Sheila was born in Columbus, Ohio on September 9, 1947, to Ralph and Gladys (Brooks) Ayers. Her family moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1954, where she and her two siblings were raised. While attending college in Long Beach, California, she met her husband, Donald. They married on February 1, 1969, and moved to Tucson to start a family. In 1978, Sheila and Don and their two daughters moved to Ajo, Arizona, where Sheila was active in the international youth exchange organization AFS (American Field Service). In 1979, the family moved to Morenci, Arizona, where Sheila and Don lived for the next 20 years. While in Morenci, Sheila continued to be active in AFS as well as The Garden Club of America, WAAIME (Women’s Auxiliary to the American Institute of Mining Engineers), and the Art Depot of Clifton, Arizona. In 1999, Sheila and Don moved back to Tucson, where Sheila enjoyed vintage and antique collecting and spending time with her family. 

She leaves behind: her daughters, Jennifer (Marc) Foley and Julie (Kale) Schaub; grandchildren, Ashlyn Foley, Andrew Bermudez, Aidan Bermudez, Jillian Foley, Luke Schaub, and Savanna Schaub; sister, Judy (Richard) Topping; and step-sister, Ann Studebaker. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Donald; her parents, Ralph and Gladys; and her brother, David. 

Funeral services for Sheila will be conducted Saturday morning, February 26, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., at Adair Funeral Homes Avalon Chapel, 8090 North Northern Avenue in Tucson by Rev. Clint Ayers.

A reception in Sheila's honor will follow on Saturday afternoon, February 26, 2022, at 12:30 p.m., at El Conquistador Resort, Sundance Cafe, 10000 North Oracle Road in Tucson.

Sheila will be laid to rest at a private family burial ceremony at a later date.

The suggests donations in Sheila's memory be made to the American Cancer Society or to Arizona Oncology.

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A candle was lit in memory of Sheila Farquhar

Brenda Carabeo Mar 3 2022 11:21 PM

Dear Jennifer, Julie and families,
May time heal your heartbreak,
May friends ease your pain,
May peace replace your sorrow &
May only warm memories remain.
Sheila was our friend & neighbor…she will be missed.
With deepest sympathy and heartfelt thoughts,

Vicki and Fred Menzer Feb 25 2022 11:25 PM

I knew Sheila from my days in Morenci. She was a lovely soul, full of life and fun. A welcomed presence to every gathering, always with an easy smile .and laugh. Never a dull moment in her presence. Always recognizable driving her maroon Eldorado.. She will be missed

Eden Weber Feb 23 2022 8:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sheila Farquhar

Robert and Laura Hulse Feb 20 2022 10:26 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sheila Farquhar

Chad and Teresa Weigel Feb 19 2022 12:41 AM

My heart is truly saddened to hear of your loss. I have fond memories of your family and will keep you in my thoughts. I am praying for comfort for all.

Diana Stough Feb 18 2022 11:27 PM

Julie and Jennifer and grandkids. I am so sorry for your loss. Shiela, Grammie, was a very nice person and I always enjoyed talking to her. I sat with her for a while about a week before she passed away. I was there a few hours but the time I spent with her passed so quickly. I talked to her and prayed for her. Her face was so clear and pretty she glowed.

Baltazar and Mary Ann Bermudez Feb 18 2022 9:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sheila Farquhar

Baltazar and Mary Ann Bermudez Feb 18 2022 9:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sheila Farquhar

Ray, Mary Speigl and family Feb 18 2022 8:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sheila Farquhar

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