Sheila Carter Ehrman
1920 - 2015
Sheila Carter Ehrman of Santa Barbara passed away on February 18, 2015.
Sheila will always be remembered for her generosity of spirit, energy and commitment to the arts, compassion for others and devotion and love of her family .
Sheila was born in Liverpool, England on 15 May 1920 to Matthew and Mary Alice Carter where she spent her childhood with her brother, Kenneth. During WW2 she met the love her life, Mason Leoffler Ehrman and was married to him on 29 January 1950 in Chicago Illinois. They immediately boarded the train to Los Angeles and began their life together. They became the proud parents of Judith Lynn (Ehrman) Weisbart and Brian Carter Ehrman. After the death of her husband, Mason in 1959 Sheila and her children went to England where they spent 10 years and then returned to Los Angeles.
Throughout Sheila’s life she worked in office settings until her retirement in 1983 when she moved to live with her daughter, Judi, and son in law, Harry Weisbart in Santa Barbara. Her life long passion for the theatre and the arts lead her to a number of volunteer experiences. She served on the Board of the Lobero Theatre and was one of the Founders of Step One, art gallery in Carpenteria. Her love of life was evident in everything she did and those who experienced her organizational skills, determination and sheer guts knew her as the “Queen.”
Without doubt the greatest achievement of Sheila’s life was her family and friends. She loved them all and always had time to talk and support them in all their dreams. Her devotion and love was unequaled and will be missed by her children, Judi (Ehrman) Weisbart and Harry Weisbart, Brian and Yolanda Ehrman. Her grand children Adam Mason Weisbart and Erin (Curry) Weisbart, Lisa (Ehrman)Castro and Alex Castro, Max Ehrman, great grand daughter, Elise and her step grandchildren Jamie(Weisbart) Hornbeck , Alan Weisbart and Alesha Hughes, Jonathan Weisbart and Veronique Flambard-Weisbart and her great grandson, Clovis Weisbart. Her nieces and nephew Lynne (Carter) Scobbie, Sarah Chiodetto, Susie Flockhart, Georgina & Gracie Flockhart, Sara Ehrman, Howard Ehrman and her ‘adopted’ daughter Cara Tilston, & all the adopted loved ones she embraced over her lifetime!!
In lieu of flowers please send a contribution in her name to the Lobero Theatre 33 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara CA 93105 or LifeChronicles 113 West Mission Street, #B2 Santa Barbara CA 93101
Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett Mortuary