Sheehan lived with her husband and four children (Casey was the oldest) in Norwalk, California before moving to Vacaville, California in 1983. While in Norwalk, the family was active in the Roman Catholic church in Norwalk. In Vacaville, Cindy Sheehan has been a youth minister at St. Mary's Church ]
After being married for 28 years, Sheehan's husband, Patrick Thomas Sheehan (Casey's father), filed for divorce on August 12, 2005. Although Patrick Sheehan has not spoken publicly about his beliefs or the reason for the divorce, according to Cindy, her husband "[did]n't support [her] activities, although he knows the war is a lie". Patrick and Cindy were high school sweethearts. 
Cindy Sheehan has a living elderly mother. After her mother suffered a stroke on August 18, 2005 Sheehan had to leave her protest in Crawford in order to be with her mother in a hospital in Los Angeles. She rejoined the protest she started a week later.
If she really did not raise her son, that needs more exposure! Not that many really buy the "mother of the year" self appointed title she has claimed, anyway.
See post 53.