On June 6th, 2020, heaven gained another beautiful angel. Surrounded by family, our wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and great grandmother, Sheila Ann Wynkoop (Bell) peacefully took her last breath and left her earthly bounds. She has created a legacy of love and is already terribly missed.
Sheila Ann Wynkoop (Bell) was born August 18th, 1943 in Ashton, Idaho and was the 2nd youngest of 13 children. She moved to Denver with her parents in 1959 and graduated from West High School in 1961. She met her husband, Donal B. Wynkoop and they married on December 17, 1961. They had three children: Don Jr. (wife Susan Stubbe), David (wife Lori Wynkoop) and Cheryl. She was a waitress, cook, caterer, coach, baker, and mom to all her children’s friends that came through her front door. She enjoyed baking cakes for all occasions, especially birthdays and bridal showers, along with all sorts of goodies to share with everyone. She loved to camp and fish just about anywhere, but especially the Snake River and Cascade in Idaho, Thermopolis, Wyoming and Colorado locations- White River, Grand Lake and Steamboat.
Sheila’s greatest passion was her kids and grandchildren: Alissa Blechar (husband Cory Blechar), Bryan Wynkoop (wife Taryn Wynkoop) and Sarah Seymour (husband Adam Seymour). To her endless joy, she was also blessed with great grandchildren: Cadence and Torin Blechar, Tayla and Brantley Wynkoop, and Nolan Seymour.
After several years battling cancer and kidney disease, Sheila chose to spend her last days at home so she could have as much time as possible with her family. By coming home, her nephews, Dean and Dustin Sigman, as well as her sisters (Beatrice Bailey and Joyce Bolander) were able to fly out to see her. Marian Jaeger, her niece, came by to hold her hand and reminisce for a while. Her great grandniece, Lily Astle-Kuhl, sang several hymns over the phone. She passed away on June 6th, 2020 in Littleton, Colorado shortly after the last hymn was sung to her.
She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, whom she loved to spend time with whenever possible.
A larger celebration of life will take place later in the year. More details will be shared as plans are finalized.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking you to consider donating to the American Cancer Society in memory of Sheila’s life and courageous battle against cancer. Donations can be made at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Sheila_Wynkoop
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