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Obituary for WHEELER


Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Saturday April 17, 2010

David Walsh Wheeler, 83, long-time resident of Albuquerque since 1968, went Home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 14, 2010. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 57 years, Anna; his daughter, Lynda Parrish and husband, Dale, of Albuquerque, Keith Wheeler and wife, Jackie, of Raleigh, North Carolina; 4 grandchildren; Tamara, Sean, Kristina, and Kelley, and 2 great-granddaughters. He is further survived by his brothers, James Wheeler and wife, Patty, of Peterborough, NH and Donald Wheeler and wife, Carole, of The Villages, Florida. David was born on August 23, 1926 in Berlin, NH. He was the eldest of three sons born to Carroll N. and Marion A. Wheeler. He earned a degree in Accounting from the University of New Hampshire and his Masters of Business Administration from Boston University. He worked for General Electric in Lynn, MA, Ludlow, VT, Everett, MA, and Albuquerque, NM. After his retirement, he taught business courses at the former Albuquerque Technical-Vocational Institute. Then he taught accounting for Adult Education at UNM for 12 years, and, due to his love of taxes, worked for H&R Block for 35 years. He volunteered at the Bear Canyon Senior Center for the AARP to provide tax services for the senior community. He was a life-time member of the Masonic Organization and served in many capacities in his local parishes. David enjoyed traveling, railroading, and outdoor activities, such as, hiking, snowshoeing, swimming, and gardening. He will always remain in our hearts and memories. A commemoration service will be held on Monday, April 19, 2010 at 11:00am at St. Luke Lutheran Church, located at 9100 Menaul Boulevard NE., Albuquerque, NM. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranch or their favorite charity in his name, in lieu of flowers. Please visit our online guestbook for David W. Wheeler at RememberTheirStory.com. French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500