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Lori Patricia Wheeler

08/03/1960 - 07/10/2019
Service Date: 07/16/2019
Service Time: 10 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kensington Ward, 1550 N. Val Vista Dr., Mesa, AZ 85213
Visitation Date: 07/15/2019
Visitation Time: 6-8 PM
Visitation Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 North Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona 85201
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery

With sorrow in our hearts we announce the unexpected passing of Lori Patricia Wheeler on July 10, 2019. Lori was born Lori Patricia Walker. She liked to say she was born a Walker but became a Wheeler. She was born in Phoenix, AZ on August 3, 1960 into a family of four. Parents John and Joyce, along with two brothers Mark and Tim.

Lori graduated from Sunnyslope High School and a few weeks later she married her husband Beniah Cutler Wheeler III. For the next 40 years they raised a family and lived many adventures together. Lori has now joined her father and two brothers.

Lori will be greatly missed by her husband Ben, her children and grandchildren. Son, Beniah Cutler Wheeler IV, his wife Mariann and their children, Beniah V and Lilyanna. Daughter, Ashley Nicole Valenzuela, her husband Paul and their children, Olivia, Emily and Madison. Son, Jeremy Duane Wheeler and daughter Danielle Patricia Hammon and her husband Addison, in addition to many other loved family members.

The visitation is Monday, July 15, 2019 from 6-8 PM at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201. Funeral services are Tuesday July 16, 2019 at 10 AM, preceded by a visitation at 9 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1550 North Val Vista Dr. Mesa, AZ 85213.


  • Chris "Carter" Engle

    The family is in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

  • Teresa Ritchie

    Our love and prayers are with your family today and all the hard days to come. Hang in there.

  • William R. Wheeler Jr

    lifting your family in prayer, may the Lord hold each and everyone in his loving heart.

  • My thoughts and prayers to you and your family

  • Ben, I’m sorry sorry to find out that Lori passed away! I have been searching for an address for you and came across the obituary, I’m so sorry I was not there for you! You have always been and continue to be my best friend! Please email me if you get this message. My heart is broken for your loss and my prayers are with you and your family!

  • Karen timmons

    To Ben Wheeler, Ben this is Karen, one of Lori’s step sisters, Lori’s father John Walker was our stepfather, our mother was Onita. It is with great sadness to realize Lori’s passing, and although it’s been a couple of years, this is news to us and our thoughts are with you, your children, and your extended family. Karen Timmons, aka Karen Walker, aka, and originally, Karen Ann Langlois.

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