June 8th, 1941 – January 17th, 2021. Marlene was born in Miami, Arizona to Irven and Verna Carter. She was the oldest of 6 children. She met the love of her life when he attended Eastern Arizona College and they were married in the Mesa, Arizona Temple on July 17th, 1959. They lived in Phoenix and later moved to Tempe.
She is survived by her children Beniah III, Debra Lundgren (Brian), Michael, Steven and David (Angela), 16 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her siblings Carol, Linda, James, Ronald and Terri. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Beniah Wheeler Jr, and Daughter-In-Law Lori.
Marlene spent her life raising her family, serving in the church, and serving others. We will miss her greatly but we know she is reunited with her eternal companion.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 from 6-8 at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 Centennial Way, Mesa, Az 85201. Funeral services will be held the following day, Thursday, January 28th, 2021 at 11:00 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2202 N. 74th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85257 with a viewing 1 hour prior. Burial at Mesa City Cemetery immediately following. All are invited. Anyone who prefers to attend the funeral service through Zoom are welcome. https://zoom.us/j/8757439350?pwd=bnVZckFIMEtOWndBanlIZUpsc1pwQT09