Mary Lou Wheeler, 70, entered into rest on December 16, 2011 at her home in Manteca, CA. She was born in Hollywood, CA on June 22, 1941.
She moved to Manteca with her late husband, Dennis Wheeler and her daughter, Deborah Wheeler where she has lived for the past 43 years. Mary Lou is survived by her daughter, Deborah Wheeler, her adopted granddaughter Hayleigh, a sister Linda Lee Ross, a beloved Mother-in-law Norma Jeanne Reynolds and a sister-in-law Sharon Cockman, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by many loved ones who were waiting to welcome her home.
Mary Lou enjoyed family functions with her in-laws, whom she adopted as her own, as well as many people she met over the years. Mary Lou was a caregiver by nature, which attributed to her profession of in-home health care working for Addus for about 15 years. She was employed by the Manteca Bulletin office for years and delivered papers on the side. She has provided childcare both professionally and as an effort to help others whom she loved. Mary Lou retired about a year ago and loved being home and enjoying her new computer, but most of all she loved raising Hayleigh.
Mary Lou was an avid collector of things she loved including: Stars, Elvis, Snowmen, Owls, Ricky Van Shelton, country music in general, she was a Huge SF Giants Fan, and loved the color Red! She has collected the respect, admiration and love of many people, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. A Celebration of Life will be held on January 7, 2012 at 2:00pm. For more information please call (209) 824-0849.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011