In Loving Memory of

Sheela Moudgil

09/30/1955 - 05/01/2014

Mrs. Sheela Moudgil, age 58, passed away peacefully at her home in Gainesville, Florida, on May 1, 2014, surrounded by her family.

Sheela was born on September 30, 1955 to Mr. B.S. Kaushik and the late Mrs. C.K. Kaushik from New Delhi, India.  She received her BS from Lady Irwin College in New Delhi.  In 1973 she married Brij M. Moudgil.  She then went on to pursue further education, receiving her BS and MS degrees in Accounting from the University of Florida, and earned her CPA license, all while raising her three children.  Above all of her qualifications and titles, Sheela was a devoted and dedicated mother and wife. She remains the epitome of love, honor, and respect for her family. 

Sheela worked at the University of Florida for nearly 25 years, most recently as Associate Controller of Finance and Accounting.   Sheela will be remembered for her many virtues, including her determination, intelligence, strong work ethic, and artistic gifts.  

Sheela had many talents and most importantly, always used them to benefit others.  She was rare in her ability to bring people together, and to make those moments of togetherness so very memorable and special.  She excelled personally and professionally and lived life with gusto, always a role model for her children.  

She lives on in the hearts of her loving husband of 40 years, Brij M. Moudgil, her father B.S. Kaushik, uncle Jagdish Kaushik, daughter Suniti Moudgil, son-in-law Ravi Amaravadi, daughter Sarika Moudgil, son Bharat Moudgil, two grandchildren (Rishi and Sonali), and three sisters (Meena Gangahar, Roopa Kaushik and Pratima Mahajan).

A funeral service will be held at 11am on May 5, 2014 at Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23rd Avenue Gainesville, FL followed by a private cremation.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Vedanta Center of St. Petersburg or the Bladder Cancer Research Fund of the University of Pennsylvania.

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14 Responses

  1. Shameem & Jaleel Siddiqui at · Reply

    Dear Brij, Suniti, Sarika, Bharat & Family

    Although we will be out of town 5th of May but our thoughts will be with you.
    Sheila will always be remembered by us because of her quiet dignity,soft spoken manners and the ever present smile.
    She always met us with warmth and grace. Throughout her illness she showed remarkable strength as did all of you.
    Sometimes life is very hard to fathom and may you find peace.
    Sharing in your sorrow.
    Shameem & Jaleel Siddiqui

  2. Marc Wilson at · Reply

    To Sheela’s Loving Family:

    Sheela was smart, hard-working, dedicated, devoted, courteous, and respectful. She always managed to stay on top of her work responsibilities without sacrificing her commitment to being a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister to all of her family. Whenever and wherever there was a need, Sheela was always there to fill it. I am fortunate to have known Sheela. Pleasant and fond memories of her will be with me always.

    Sincerely, Marc Wilson

  3. Linda Shreve at · Reply

    Dear Moudgil family,

    I worked with Sheela for many years. She will be remembered with warmth and

    respect. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


    Linda and Bill Shreve

  4. Mike McKee at · Reply

    Moudgil Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Sheela was bright, caring, vital, enthusiastic and valued. We will miss her terribly at UF as I know you will also. My thoughts and prayers are for all of you as you travel this difficult path.


  5. Elizabeth Amdur at · Reply

    To the Moudgil Family:

    My thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.

    I worked with Sheela in Finance and Accounting and admired her commitment, quiet strength, and courtesy toward others.

    May you find support and comfort from friends and family during this very sad time.

    Elizabeth Amdur

  6. Mary and Arun Ranade at · Reply

    Wish Sheela peaceful final rest. Our condolences to her Family -Brij and the children.

  7. Bob Burton at · Reply

    Dear Moudgil family:

    It was with sad regret that I heard of the passing of Sheela. I worked with her in Finance and Accounting at the University of Florida for many years. I retired back in 2010. As my immediate supervisor, I always felt her support. As a person, she always conducted herself with grace and dignity. She often spoke very proudly of her family. She was a fine lady and she will be missed. I pray that you will be able to find some joy in the pleasant memories you had with Sheela, that you carry within you. May peace be unto you.

    Bob Burton

  8. Patrice Lecomte at · Reply

    To Sheela’s Family:

    I had the great privilege to work closely with Sheela for the past few years. Sheela was not only dedicated and hard-working, but also always caring for the people surrounding her. I am grateful for all the confidence she put in me. Her spirit will be with us for years to come. My thoughts are with her loving family in these incredibly difficult times.


  9. Hollie Starr at · Reply

    We are all very sad at Particle Engineering. Sheela was an extraordinarily beautiful and graceful woman who will be missed so very much by all. My thoughts and prayers are with the Moudgil family during this most difficult time.

  10. Zettia Fizer at · Reply


    All of our OTL family will have you in our thoughts and prayers today. I only met Sheela at one of the PERC holiday parties and knew right away she was the light of your life.

    God bless you and your family during this difficult time.


  11. Tracey Phillips at · Reply

    To Sheela’s Family –

    May your sorrow be outdone by your memories of joy. Think often of the good times, of laughter, of love. Each of you carry a part of Sheela within you, share them and you will find she is very much still with you.

    Since the day I first met her, Sheela was always kind, helpful and patient; a true blessing.

    Tracey Phillips

  12. Donna Del Buco at · Reply

    To the Moudgil Family,
    Please accept my condolences on this sorrowful occasion. It was my pleasure to work with such a wonderful colleague. Sheela was always so patient and helpful. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you endure this difficult time.
    Donna Del Buco

  13. George Strickland at · Reply

    Dr Moudgil,

    Thinking of your and your family at this sorrowful time.

  14. Margarita Gandía at · Reply

    I first met Sheela when we attended piano recitals at the Thomas Center for our daughets who shared the same piano teacher, Mrs. Bernice Maskin. Sheela was a very sweet, calm, caring person. Later on here at UF she was always very helpful whenever I needed her advise on dealing with grants. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at such difficult time.

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