Del­wyn Roche Wheeler Jr.


Del­wyn Roche Wheeler Jr., 75, passed was a bear. away Au­gust 4, 2016. He be­gan his life Dad was a May 24, 1941, on a small farm in the true gen­tle­man Black­foot area of Idaho, the old­est of 11 in ev­ery way. He chil­dren, born to Del­wyn Roche Wheeler ab­horred swear Sr. and Mary Caro­line Hill. Del learned to words, but we work early on and even drove the fam­ily still knew he farm truck when he was just 5 years old was up­set if he by sit­ting on two Mont­gomery Ward cat­a­logs said “Turkey” be­cause they couldn’t af­ford a hired or, worst of all, man. “Turkey Out­fit.”

Grow­ing up, Del spent most of his Fam­ily was time haul­ing hay, weed­ing, mov­ing pipe ev­ery­thing to and chop­ping su­gar beets. He en­joyed it him and he so much that he made sure he got into a leaves be­hind dif­fer­ent pro­fes­sion later in life (master’s his wife, Anna Lenora Knight Wheeler, de­gree in electrical en­gi­neer­ing work­ing and chil­dren Kim­berly Sch­warze (Ed), at IBM and Stor­ageTek). He also de­vel­oped Mark Wheeler, Allyson Haynie (Derek), a great love of mu­sic, par­tic­u­larly Janae Cull (Ted), Caro­line Judd (Kevin) the piano, which con­tin­ues to pos­i­tively and Mike Wheeler (Tif­fany) as well as 17 in­flu­ence many gen­er­a­tions. grand­chil­dren. We’re es­pe­cially grate­ful

At 19, with barely enough money, Del that in the last three weeks of his life, all of ven­tured out to the cen­tral states on an his chil­dren were able to spend time with LDS mis­sion where at one time he re­luc­tantly him and he was even able to at­tend the be­came the un­of­fi­cial Re­lief So­ci­ety wed­ding of his old­est grand­son (De­son) at pres­i­dent un­til they were able call one. the Payson LDS Temple.

Just one day after re­turn­ing home from Fi­nally, sur­rounded by his wife, all four his mis­sion, he was bor­row­ing a type­writer daugh­ters and his youngest son, he slipped at a kitchen ta­ble in a girl’s apart­ment peace­fully into eter­nity Thurs­day morn­ing, when in walked a pretty blonde named Au­gust 4. Anna Knight. Anna said she woke up to Funeral ser­vices were held Satur­day, find “this good look­ing guy” sit­ting at Au­gust 13, at 11 a.m. at the San­taquin their kitchen ta­ble, of­fered to cook him Down­town LDS Church, 90 S. 200 East. break­fast and has been cook­ing for him In­ter­ment was in the San­taquin City Ceme­tery. ever since. Eleven months later, they were Share con­do­lences at www.brown­fam­i­ly­mor­tu­ary. mar­ried in the Idaho Falls LDS Tem­ple­com. and would have cel­e­brated their 53rd an­niver­sary Au­gust 20.

When at home, you could usu­ally find Dad with his nose in a good western or sci-fi novel or lis­ten­ing to clas­si­cal mu­sic in his den. But most of all, he loved the out­doors and spent as much time as he could with his fam­ily camp­ing, fish­ing, hunt­ing or just be­ing to­gether. We’ll al­ways cher­ish these mem­o­ries with Dad, ex­cept for maybe the elk and deer hang­ing in the garage with their tongues stick­ing out or the time we were camp­ing and his snor­ing scared us be­cause we thought it

The Springville Mu­seum of Art’s 43rd an­nual Quilt Show is now on dis­play at the mu­seum. This an­nual ex­hibit fea­tures quilts of all sizes and styles cre­ated by some of Utah’s finest quil­ters. The Quilt Show will re­main on dis­play through Sept. 24 and ad­mis­sion to the mu­seum is free. The mu­seum is lo­cated at 126 E. 400 South in Springville.

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