In Memory

Boyd Wheeler

Boyd Wheeler

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03/05/11 09:34 AM #1    

Garth Westover

Boyd Wheeler Obit Created by Garth
06 Dec 1942 - 23 Mar 2008

Boyd was born on the 6th of December 1942 to W. Robert (Bob) Wheeler and Mary DeHaan Wheeler. He was raised in the Ogden area and graduated from Ogden High School in 1961. 
Boyd married Sharon Manley in December of 1964. At the time of his death his wife’s name was Linda.
Boyd worked as a Physicist for Lawrence Livermore National Labs in Livermore, CA and he lived in Tracy, CA.
Boyd had three brothers and two sisters: R. Kent OHS ‘53 (Judy) Wheeler of Ogden, UT; Ned B. OHS ‘54 (Donna) Wheeler, Marboro, MA; Max D. OHS ‘58 (Diane) Wheeler, Farmington, UT, Nancy Cotter OHS ‘63, Fountain Valley, CA, Ruth (Steve) Dillon, Chandler, AZ. 
Believe his children’s names were Alexis, Kristopher and Hollie.

There is a Social Security Death Index Record for Boyd J Wheeler Born: 06 Dec 1942 Died: 23 Mar 2008.

NOTE FROM GARTH: I found further info on Boyd from the Lawrence Livermore National Labs site.

Boyd Jon Wheeler, a former Lab employee and Tracy resident, died March 23 in San Andreas. He was 65.

Born in Ogden, Utah, Dec. 6, 1942, Wheeler lived in Tracy for 20 years. He worked as a physicist at the Lab and was a member of the Sportscopter Association.

Wheeler’s family describes him as a special man who looked at every obstacle in life as a challenge to overcome — he never said the words “I can’t.” He was known to family and friends as an inventor and craftsman who could build anything with his two hands, from a house or a helicopter to a birthday cake.

Wheeler is survived by his wife of 13 years, Linda Wheeler of Tracy; children, Jon, Kelly, Troy, David, Tony, Boyd Jr., Kris and Kathryn Wheeler; siblings, Max Wheeler, and his wife, Diane, Kent Wheeler, and his wife, Judy, Ned Wheeler, and his wife, Donna, Nancy Kotter and Ruth Dillon, and her husband, Steve; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held in Tracy.

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