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Sheilah Violet Dahlheimer Send a condolence note

Laconia – Sheilah Violet Dahlheimer, 69, of 10 Elizabeth Terrace, an energetic community leader and beloved family member, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at the Lakes Region General Hospital.

Sheilah was born January 17, 1939 in Concord, MA, the daughter of Joseph and Tynne (Frigard) Enneguess.  Sheilah attended Hale High School in Stow, MA. and later moved to Franklin, New Hampshire where she graduated from high school and enjoyed living among the lakes and mountains.  Here, Sheilah was able to express her love of nature as an active Board Member of the Opechee Garden Club with a particular passion for her involvement in their summer garden tours.  Her flair for gardens extended into her own home where she and her husband often entertained. Sheilah’s artistic passion grew into Hilliard House Interiors, a commercial and residential interior design firm which she operated out of her home.  Prior to owning her own business, Sheilah worked as an Administrative Assistant at Pike Industries for 17 years.

Local community organizations were of great importance to Sheilah, who untiringly contributed her energy to numerous civic organizations such as a life member and past president of Lakes Region General Hospital’s Auxiliary, board of directors of NH Hospital’s Auxiliaries, founding member and past president of Laconia Sachem’s Booster Club, past director of Lakes Region United Way and co-chair of their annual fund drive, a former director of Lakes Region YMCA, former member and past first vice president of the Laconia chapter of Altrusa International, and a charter member of NH Chapter Women in Construction.  Sheilah was a member of the Congregational Church of Laconia United Church of Christ.

Sheilah’s interests were diverse. She was an avid music lover and served on the Friends Council of the New Hampshire Music Festival.  Friday afternoons were spent at Symphony Hall in Boston, enjoying performances of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  She also enjoyed outdoor recreation such as tennis and boating with family and friends.  Sheilah and her husband, Jack, spent many weekend getaways enjoying the local fare, beach and sun at Ogunquit, Maine.

Survivors include her husband of forty years, John (Jack) Charles Dahlheimer, of Laconia, NH; son, Daniel Scott Dahlheimer, of Spring City, PA; son, Duane Alan Dahlheimer, and daughter-in-law, Diane, and grandchildren, Kara, Kelly and Rachael of Summerfield, N.C.; son, David Boyd Dahlheimer , of McLaren Flat,  South Australia; sister, Nancy, and brother-in-law, Walter Gagne, of Holyoke, MA and brother, Daniel Enneguess, and sister-in-law, Carole, of Bourne, MA.

There will be no calling hours.

A celebration of Sheilah’s life will be held Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 11:00AM in the Congregational Church of Laconia United Church of Christ, 18 Veterans Square, Laconia, NH.  The Reverend Dr. Warren H. Bouton, pastor of the church, will officiate. 

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Opechee Garden Club, P. O. Box 5483, Laconia, N.H. 03247, the Congregational Church of Laconia United Church of Christ, 18 Veterans Square, Laconia, N. H. 03246 or to  Community Health & Hospice, Inc., 780 North Main Street, Laconia, N.H. 03246.

Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.  is in charge of the arrangements. 


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