Audrey Jane Roberts Wheeler

November 1, 1926March 20, 2013

Audrey Jane Wheeler, age 86, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in Beaumont. Services will be at 10:00 AM on March 23, 2013 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, March 22, 2013 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Wheeler was born on November 4, 1926 in Nome, Texas to the late Marguerite Neushofer Roberts and Robert Felix Roberts. She grew up in South Park of Beaumont and graduated from South Park High School. She attended and graduated from Baylor University in Waco with a BBA. While at Baylor she married her high school sweetheart, Jesse A. Wheeler, Jr. in 1946 and they attended school together. Audrey worked for the Vidor Independent School District for 19 years. Her and her husband then went on to own and operate several Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants in the Golden Triangle area for the next twenty years. Later in 1985 she opened her CPA firm in Beaumont and retired in 2005. She was a member of Calder Baptist Church. Survivors include her son, Jerry Tim Wheeler and his wife Bonnie of Beaumont, Texas. Three grandsons, Jerry Todd Wheeler of Beaumont, Texas, Dr. Keith Wheeler and his wife Dr. Natalie Wheeler and Jesse Robert Wheeler of Los Angeles, California. Three great granddaughters, Morgan Wheeler, Jaden Wheeler and Sydney Wheeler. One great grandson, Jonas Wheeler and a sister Marjorie Sawyer.


  • Visitation Friday, March 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 23, 2013

Audrey Jane Roberts Wheeler

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Lynda Sarver

April 1, 2013

Jerry, I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. (Just read about it today). She was very special to me not only as a teacher and annual staff sponsor, but also as a friend. Please give my condolences to your Aunt Margie as well. I got to know Margie when I took care of their Uncle James' contact lenses. I know they were close and she will miss her. My love to all of you, Lynda Sarver

Stephanie Turner-Garcia

March 28, 2013

Todd I am so sorry for you and your family, I know you loved her dearly..she will remembered as a wonderful woman. Stephanie Turner TX

March 25, 2013

She was my teacher in General Business. He was my football coach in JR High. Both were fantastic people. Will always remember them.
Bob McCabe


March 24, 2013

Jerry, words can not explain how dear your mother was to me. She took Melvin under her wing and guided him thru school. My memories of riding with her to all the basketball games was one of my favorites. We had so much fun.I am so sorry I was not able to attend the services. I just found out today because I was out of town. She leaves quite a legacy having such an influence on so many of us.

Vanna Duncan Downey

March 24, 2013

She was one of the "great teachers" and loved by so many.

Carol Thompson

March 23, 2013

My sincere condolences to the family. Mrs. Wheeler was a favorite teacher of mine at VHS. She taught with enthusiasm and made us strive to excel. I have thought of her many times through the years.
Carol Leathers Thompson, Class of 63

March 23, 2013

Jerry, I was so saddened to hear of your loss. Saw her in a store one day and after about 30 yrs. she recognized me and it thrilled me. You had some amazing parents who left great teachings for so many. My blessings to you & your family.

Helen Foster

March 23, 2013

So sorry or the loss of Mrs Wheeler. I didn't have her as a teacher, but she always made time for any student who needed a second opinion on a question; and had a ready smile when meeting in the halls. Lord bless you with many fond memories of her.

Ronnie Edwards

March 23, 2013

Your Mom and Dad both had influences on me growing up, both as a teacher (she taught me to type) and coach, but all the times we played at your house. Your Mom always had a smile for us. My condolences for your loss.

Lillian Keasler Lee

March 23, 2013

Please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of your precious mother, Jerry. She was a great lady to all of us who sat in her classroom. Class of 1964.