Sheila H. Stachura
February 21, 1947  -  January 10, 2019

Sheila H. Stachura


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Sheila H. Stachura, 71, of Belton, passed from this life on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at a local nursing facility. Sheila was born in Cranfield, England on February 21, 1947 to Thomas and Kathleen Behan.

Sheila was born in small village north of London, Cranfield, which is situated half way between Cambridge and Oxford and raised in Marston Morteyne, England. She lived a nice and simple life with her parents and 5 siblings, until she met a charming United States Airforce Airman by the name of Edward Stachura Jr. They were a match made in heaven and they were married in Bedford, England. After 54 years of marriage their bond still remained as strong as ever. She loved the life as a military spouse. Traveling the globe and living in many different places suited her just fine. They lived in such places as the Philippines, Greece, and Southern Italy just to name a few. Living all over the world gave her the chance to travel extensively. Edward was also stationed in England a couple of different times. Sheila particularly cherished her time raising her family and living near home. After Edward’s retirement they settled in San Angelo. It was there that Mrs. Stachura cultivated her passion for caring for children in need. She became a children’s social worker for the United Way. Sheila was a member of the Daughters of The British Empire San Angelo, TX chapter. Mrs. Stachura will be fondly remembered as a lovely and sweet woman who was always teaching and nurturing. She had a huge heart who was always caring for those in need. Sheila was a wonderful mother who was always there for her beloved family. Her sense of humor and her ability to always brighten a room will never be forgotten by those who loved her. Her greatest treasure in life was her family and she loved them dearly. Sheila will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Mrs. Stachura’s family would like to extend a special thanks to all the wonderful nurses and other staff members of Senior Care of Marlandwood East and Interim Care Hospice. The last several years have been made much easier with their help and superior care.

She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Anthony Behan; and a sister-in-law, Cynthia Stachura Watson, with whom she shared a special bond.

Those left to honor and cherish her memory are her beloved husband, Edward Stachura; daughter, Kerry Aguillon and husband, Ruben; son, John Stachura and Kathy Jungerman; brothers, John Behan and wife, Carolyn, Adrian Behan; sisters, Lorna Allen and husband, Stuart, Jackie Berry; grandchildren, Justen Aguillon, Alane Villanueva and husband, Ricky, Zachury Stachura, Daniel Jungerman; great-granddaughter, Jules Aguillon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private family services will be held at a later date at Central Texas Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations in Sheila’s name be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

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  1. Frank Cryan
    Bradenton, FL

    Ed, so sorry for your loss.I have only happy memories of the time we spent in England.

  2. Edward Stachura
    Belton, TX

    Thank you to the management
    and staff of the Senior Care Center,
    Marlandwood East, Temple, Texas

    Caregivers are often silent victims.
    Their love, care and sacrifices go unseen.

    ABRI Unit: Thank you to the nurses and staff caring for Sheila for the past seven years. Especially, your compassion during her difficult stages.

    A very special thank you to Margaret Canady, Sheila’s primary caregiver. Our family was constantly aware of your loving care.
    It was my pleasure to get to know you and your family.
    Thank you, Margaret!

    A very special thank you to Ruby Gregg. She and Margaret
    were often in cahoots making Sheila more comfortable.
    Thank you, Ruby, for your special assistance to
    us during our final family visit.
    Thank you, Ruby!

    Also thank you to Therapy and Food Services.

    I enjoyed getting to know and interact with you.

    Love you all,
    Mr. Ed

  3. Kerry and Ruben Aguillon
    Belton, TX

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    January 10th, 2019 Sunrise and entrance to Heaven.

    Proverbs 16:24
    Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

    Thank you to Family, Friends, and Caregivers for kind words and support. Heartbroken and missing our mother more than words can say. xoxoxoxo

  4. Ruby Gregg
    Temple, TX

    Sheila will be sorely missed. Prayers to her beautiful , loving family. I observed the love and care you showered on Sheila. She was well LOVED. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of her life. GOD bless each of you in the days, weeks and months ahead. Ruby

  5. Lorna and Stuart and boys
    Marston moretaine Bedford england, TX

    So sorry to hear about our dear sister Sheila we will always remember 0ur visit to you and Eddie and family and the time when we were growing up and you looking after me and going out with you and Eddie when I was little you will always be in my heart so rest in peace my Sheila love Lorna Stuart and boys

  6. John Stachura
    Allen, TX

    I thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new
    I thought of you yesterday, and days before that too
    I think of you in silence, I often speak your name
    All I have are memories, and your picture in a frame
    Your memory is my keepsake with which I'll never part
    God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart!

    I love you, Mom!!
    John

  7. Norma Stachura
    Coppell, TX

    Such a fine lady! I have such fond memories of our times spent chatting over tea! She was the best.

  8. John and Carolyn Behan
    Northampton,

    Remembering our visit to see Sheila, Ed and family, such lovely memories. Sheila was such a fun lady, we had lovely times with her, we'll never forget it. We were so lucky to have done that visit at that time. Sheila was so lucky to have Ed for a husband and a long time partner, and hope he can treasure the memories of the good times. Love to all, lots of love John and Carolyn.

  9. Ed Bendinelli
    San Angelo, TX

    Ed. Have always wondered where you and Sheila went when you left San Angelo. Now I know thanks to Corky posting the obituary on FB. So terribly sorry to hear of Sheila's passing. My sincerest condolences to you and your extended family. Ed . .

  10. Richey and Heather Rogers
    Austin, TX

    John - On behalf of the Rogers family our sincerest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  11. Irene harris
    Arlington, TX

    Love to your family in there time of loss, You will be missed Sheila, Rest in Peace

  12. John Stachura
    Allen, TX

    Come To Me
    God saw you were getting tired,
    And a cure was not to be,
    So He put His arms around you,
    And Whispered, "Come to Me."
    With tearful eyes we watched you,
    And saw you pass away,
    Although we loved you dearly,
    We could not make you stay.
    A golden heart stopped beating,
    Hard working hands at rest.
    God broke our hearts to prove to us,
    He only takes the Best!
    ~Author Unknown

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