Sheila Judith Saltmarsh, 74, of Oak Ridge, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at Methodist Medical Center.
She was born November 13, 1941, in Woodford, Essex, England, the daughter of Leonard Arthur Bone and Constance Ivy Gale Bone.
Passionately interested in birds, she was a long-time volunteer at the Clinch River Raptor Center in Clinton, and she photographed birds around the world. In Oak Ridge, she supported the Holiday Bureau, particularly by making doll clothing and bedding.
Sheila enjoyed sailing and was a member of the Concord Yacht Club and the Swimmin Wimmin of Oak Ridge.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Michael John Saltmarsh; son, Evan Saltmarsh and his wife Audree of Nashville; daughter, Kerry Saltmarsh and husband Jay Harkins of Concord; brother, Peter Bone and wife Madeleine of York, England; and three grandchildren, Skye Harkins, Owen Saltmarsh, and Madison Saltmarsh.
A celebration of her life for friends and family will be held from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. on Wednesday September 7, at Calhoun’s, 100 Melton Lake Peninsula in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
The family asks that any memorials be made in her memory to one of the following:
- The Clinch River Raptor Center, Clinton Middle School, 110 N. Hicks Street, Clinton, TN 37716
- The Holiday Bureau, Inc., P.O. Box 7120, Oak Ridge, TN 37830, or online at holidaybureau.org
For those in the UK:
- Huxley’s Bird of Prey Centre, Falcon Lodge, Sedgwick Lane, Brighton Road, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 6QD.
An online guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.