Thelma Elizabeth Wheeler, 91, passed away July 28, 2009. Survived by her daughters, Carol Ann Wheeler of Pueblo and Janet (Don) Honey of La Junta; grandchildren, Jace (Lesli) Honey, Keo Honey, Cassie (Brian) Elder and Rory Wheeler; and sister-in-law, Shirley Olson of Demming, N.M. Preceded in death by her husband, Roy B. Wheeler on May 22, 2004; three brothers and four sisters. Thelma was born to Henry and Dagny Olson on Feb. 22, 1918, in Meade, Neb. Formerly of La Junta, Colo., she and her family moved to Pueblo in 1963 where she worked as a secretary/bookkeeper at LeMasters Janitor Supply for many years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. The family thanks the nursing staff at Parkview Medical Center, particularly, Carmen at Four Tower, and Lisa, Jewel and Suzanne in I.C.U. and her many doctors, including Dr. Duffy. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2009, at First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court, with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. Inurnment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum. Those who desire may make memorials to First Presbyterian Church or Arkansas Valley Hospice, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. Carol and Janet,

    Please accept my deepest sympathy for you and all of your family members during this difficult time of your Mother’s passing. I hope you have many memories from over the years to treasure which will help during this time of deep loss.


    Sally Inge Buikema

  2. Dear Carol, Janet and family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this time of great sorrow. Your mother had a long and productive life and will be missed by all who were privileged to have known her. Take care. We love you. Lowell & Ruby

  3. Dear Carol, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Have thought many times about your Mom as a neighbor and such a great lady. Take care, there are many out there thinking about you at this time…..
    Pat Rubey Campbell

  4. Through this very difficult time, please know that you are loved. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Dear Carol Ann, Janet and Don and grandchildren,
    Your Mom/grandmother was a wonderful best friend and companion to our family and we will always remember her loving smile, laughter, sense of humor and spirited personality. She was a gem and added to much to our family’s happiness. She will be missed. We are blessed to have know her. With loving thoughts and prayers. Kay LeMasters Spinuzzi and family

  6. My sincere apologies for not being able to attend the Memorial Service. Thelma was truly a lady, in the greatest sense of the word. It was my pleasure and honor having known her and having had her shine and smile towards me some years ago. I have donated $100 directly to the Arkansas Valley Hospice in her name and extend my heart and prayers to the family during this time. Sincerely, Rayme LeMasters

  7. My Dear Carol, My prayers & love go out to you & Janet & all the family during this sad time. Just remember all the wonderful memories. Your mother had a very long & special life. Wish I could be there with you. Love Always & May our Lord Comfort You. Janette

  8. Janet and Carol and Family. My deepest sympathy to each of you and your families. I can remember Mrs. Wheeler so vividly in the 50’s and 60’s and remember what a wonderful person she was. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Jerry Brumit

  9. Dear Carol and Janet,
    I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a remarkable woman – always so outgoing and hospitable. She will be missed.
    Both of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    God bless and keep you safe in the palm of HIS hands.

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