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Wanda Wheeler obituary – Canon City, CO (1939-2020)

Wanda L. Wheeler went to be with her Lord on November 5, 2020. She was born on August 1, 1939 in Dennis, Oklahoma and was a long-time resident of Canon City, Colorado. Wanda graduated from Canon City High School in 1957. The following year she married Richard Wheeler on February 15, 1958 in Canon City. Wanda was a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister and loved being of service to others. She taught Sunday school, led a Girl Scout troop and volunteered in many ways in Canon City and at Church of Christ in Canon City. She and Dick lived in Westcliffe for several years in the cabin they built themselves. Wanda and Dick then embarked on a 12-year adventure of full-time travel in their fifth-wheel camper. During those twelve years they traveled throughout most of the United States, fishing in the many lakes and rivers of the US. Wanda is survived by her husband, Dick Wheeler; daughters, Betty Burnett, Debbie MacDonald; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and brother, Alan Garoutte. Wanda was preceded in death by her son, Rick Wheeler; brothers, Carl and Bobby Garoutte and parents, Claude and Dimple Garoutte. Wanda’s family extends their sincere appreciation to the staff of Skyline Ridge Nursing Home for their constant and loving care of Wanda over the past three years. A private memorial service with immediate family will be held next spring at an undisclosed date. Services have been entrusted to Holt Family Funeral Home. Online condolences, www.holtfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

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