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Barbara Wheeler

December 26, 1942 ~ November 25, 2021 (age 78)


Barbara Bertha Bohn Garner Wheeler went to her eternal reward on Thanksgiving Day, 2021 after several serious medical conditions. She was a Christmas baby and was born on December 26, 1942, to Johannes and Exelle Speckels Bohn of Austin, Texas who both preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was her brother-in-law, Ray Frady, Camp Longhorn, Texas.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Kent Wheeler of Idaho Falls, Idaho, her son Gregory Garner of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and daughter Julie Ann Garner Cunier and husband, Mark of Phoenix, Arizona. She was surrounded in life by loving granddaughters, Brianna, Christina, Emily, Katy, and Grace. Also surviving Barbara are her sister, Helen Bohn Frady of Burnet, Tx. and brother, John Bohn of Austin. Her nieces are Pam Frady Alden and Sharon Bohn Cunningham of Austin with husband Michael, and son Wei. Her nephew is Johnny Bohn of Dallas. Great-nephews and niece are Johnathan Alden and wife Lisa and son Benji of Austin, Lindsay Alden, and husband Stefan of Faulbach, Germany and Nick Alden of San Antonio, Tx.

Barbara was a kind, loving person and shared herself with many friends. She was an outstanding homemaker and loved the art of cooking which she shared many times. She loved entertaining and making people happy. She had a passion about her collection of Christopher Radko ornaments and decorations and her home was a remarkable sight at Christmas time. She sold ornaments throughout the United Sates and always treasured the friends she made while doing so.

After graduating from the University of Texas, she went on to have an extraordinary career as an Administrative Assistant to several State Legislators in the Texas House of Representatives.  She also served in a highly regarded position as a clerk in the Texas State Senate. She made friends throughout her careers and was liked by all. Barbara was an extraordinarily successful businesswoman and did a nationwide business of selling Dept. 56 lighted village houses and accessories while continuing her “regular” job before coming to Wyoming and starting a business, the Alpine Shop in Alpine.  All this without a computer. She was an exemplary person of the highest caliber.

She would want her friends to share in her victory that her suffering is now over, and she is at the Lord’s side with her mother and father. Barbara will have a funeral service at the Emanuel Bible Church in Thayne, Wyoming at 1:00 on December 11, 2021, with refreshments to be served after the service conducted by Jonathan Labenne. She will be interred in a plot overlooking the mountains of Wyoming which she and Kent picked out so that they could be together eternally with each other.

The family would like to thank Dr. David Renner of Salt Lake City, Utah for his extraordinary care and concern in helping Barbara and to all the doctors and nurses who touched Barbara’s life. A special loving thank you goes out to Dr. Julie Smith, a close personal friend whose invaluable assistance regarding Barbara’s health and well-being was beyond compare. Thank you all.

In lieu of flowers, should you wish, donations can be made to Bright and Morning Star Camp, a non-profit organization, 1150 Crow Creek Rd., Afton, WY. 83110, 307/886-9862 or 307/248-1060 or email to

Ephesians 2:8 and 9:

For by grace are you saved through faith and that, not of yourselves it is the GIFT of God, NOT of works.

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Memorial Service
December 11, 2021

1:00 PM
Emmanuel Bible Baptist Church
Friesan Circle
Thayne, WY 83127

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