Valley Crematory Obituaries
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Tucson, where he taught and coached basketball for four years. They then moved to Flagstaff for one year to attend NAU, where Carl received his master’s degree. In 1965, they moved back to the Gila Valley, where he taught and coached for two years in Pima, with his basketball team winning the state championship. He taught for one year in Morenci and then in Safford until he retired in 1990.Carl was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as a counselor in the branch presidency while in Flagstaff and twice as a counselor in the Bishopric in Safford. He also served on the High Council. Many of his church callings were with the youth, serving in the scouting program. At Thanksgiving time, he smoked turkeys for many people, was an EMT and worked part-time for the ambulance company. He helped his friend, Ralph Smith, with many outdoor Dutch oven dinners, cooking for many organizations and family events. He loved to travel and, during his lifetime, had visited 48 states, many of them with his children. He loved the mountains and spent many enjoyable years at Columbine with the family, both at the Weech cabin and, later, at his own cabin.Carl and Verla served two missions for the LDS Church, one at Cove Fort, Utah, in 1999, and the other at Martins Cove, Wyo., in 2002, returning the summer of 2003 to fill in for a missionary couple who had to leave for health reasons. The couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 9, 2016.He is survived by: his wife, Verla, of Safford; daughters, Carla Wheeler, of Safford, and Donelle (Randy) Quinn, of Gilbert; sons, Joseph (Loyda) Wheeler, of Austin, Texas, and Christopher Wheeler, of Safford; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and two stepbrothers, Marvin Kuchar, of Utah, and William (Cynthia) Kuchar, of New Mexico.Carl was preceded in death by: his parents, Ben Mason and Lena Pearle Inglis Wheeler; sister, Betty Jean Wheeler Lawrence; and brother-in-law, Claude Lee Lawrence.Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Pima LDS Chape...Saturday, June 10, 2017
Hattie Mae Beal; a sister, Betty Burnett; and a half-brother, Eddie Daryl Beal.Private cremational rites were held with Burns's Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home and Siuslaw Valley Crematory in charge of all arrangements. Herb will be inurned at Roseburg National Cemetery in Roseburg, OR, at a later date with private family services. In lieu of flowers give to a charity of your choice as Herb cared about people and family the most.Monday, March 27, 2017
Thatcher Stake Center, with the funeral service to follow at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the Graham Cemetery.Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory.Online condolences may be extended at www.caldwellfuneralchapel.com.Sunday, February 12, 2017
First United Methodist Church in Safford, with interment in the Memory Gardens Cemetery in Bisbee at 3:30 p.m.Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory.Sunday, February 12, 2017
First Christian Church, 400 S. 9th Street, Rocky Ford, CO 81067, direct or through the funeral home.Online condolences may be made at www.PeacockFH.com. Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home & Arkansas Valley Crematory is in charge of arrangements.