Sheila Ann O'Malley

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Goodbody Mortuary
5027 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA

December 30, 1949 ~ December 23, 2016

Sheila (Westby) O'Malley passed from this life on December 23, 2016, after a brief battle with cancer. Sheila was the sixth of eight children born to Herbert and Angela Westby in Vancouver, Washington. She graduated from the University of Portland in 1974 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. There she met Tim O'Malley, her husband of 37 years.
Throughout her early career in banking, imports, sales, and marketing, Sheila's true passions _- her love of music and her affinity for peace and justice _- continued to flourish. Ultimately she turned to these as her life's work, leading parish music ministries in Idaho and Oregon, and finally devoting the most recent years of her life to the Ignatian Volunteer Corps in San Diego as a board member, spiritual reflector, and agency volunteer at Catholic Charities' The Tomorrow Project.
Sheila is survived by her husband, Tim, and their two sons, Dan and Mike, and Mike's fiancée, Lauren South, as well as by her sister Barbara Paull and brothers Harold Westby, Gordon Westby (Patty), Paul Westby (Rosemary), and Michael Westby (Patti). Predeceased by her parents, Herbert and Angela Westby, and sister Colette Westby and brother William Westby.
Sheila's life will be celebrated at a funeral mass on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. in The Immaculata Church on the University of San Diego campus. Interment will be scheduled for a later date at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC San Diego) at the Bayside Community Center, 2202 Comstock Street, San Diego, CA 92111.

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Published in The Columbian on Dec. 31, 2016
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