Tell your tale, preserve it somehow
Give your words to those you love
Folks who’ll treasure them forevermore.
In your life, tragedy and triumph have warred
Over all, Sheila, you have soared
You stand victorious, tall and strong
If fate once more sends something wrong
Remember what you’ve overcome and will again
Sheila, over woe you will always win
Your loving family and friends
To whom you gave and give so freely
Now shelter you in mind and spirit, gladly.
Virginia L. Wylie