Carrie Juanita Wheeler

September 9, 1932July 7, 2014
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CARRIE JUANITA WHEELER, 81, of Alta Loma, died July 7, 2014 at home in Rancho Cucamonga. She was born on September 9, 1932 in Halstead, Kansas and lived in Alta Loma for 43 years.

She worked as a registered nurse for 44 years. Her profession as a registered nurse was not only her profession but her passion. She loved helping and caring for everyone. She lived her life for her three daughters always providing for them physically and emotionally. She was a collector of swans, sun-flowers, and road-runners. Her interests were trips to Las Vegas, Laughlin, and Germany. She loved gardening, watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, doing crossword puzzles, reading, attending ice skating events, walking several miles a day, shopping and eating Carls Jr. spicy chicken sandwiches and Reese's peanut butter cups.

She is survived by her daughters Sheryl Basco (Dave), Sharlene Weston (Ed), Shelli Franklin (fiancé Steve Johanson), sister Doris Greeson (Rocky), brothers Loel Brandenberger (Beverly) and Don Koehn (Peg), grandchildren Diana Davis (Steve), Richard Holland (Liz), Brandon Franklin, Brett Franklin, Shawna Weston, Christa Weston, and great-grandchildren Richard Holland, Ryan Holland Emily Holland, Kailey, Alayna, Megan, Joshua, Daniel and Michael Davis. She is preceded in death by her parents Frederick Brandenberger and Irma Irene Keady, brother Harry Brandenberger, granddaughter Sarah Weston and great grandson Connor Davis.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 pm, July 15th at Draper Mortuary and Services will be held at 11:00 am July 16th at Draper Mortuary. Interment will be at Bellevue Memorial Park, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made by check to: Alzheimer's Association, 4221 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90010 by phone: Jennifer @ (323) 930-6246.


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 15, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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Kimberlee (Wheeler) Mason

August 6, 2014

To my Grandmother Carrie, you will be always remembered with love. Kind and giving, always with open arms and a smile that would brighten any room. She made me a red tackle box nursing kit when i was very young. She put a stethoscope, nurses hat and bandages inside. The neatest part was she took many pill bottles inside and filled them with M & M's and skittles. We looked up to her and wanted to be like her. She even helped nurse me when their horse "Doc" bit me on the head. I remember playing with all the animals and being excited to gather the chicken eggs. She let us check every 5 minutes without complaints. She always had cherry Jello waiting for me and my sister. She was resilient and gracious and kept the family close. Because of her I became a nurse. I think of her every day as I care for others, and now fully know how big a persons heart and love can truly become. Thank you Grandma Carrie, I will love and admire you always.

David Basco

August 6, 2014

Mom, Thank you for giving me my beautiful wife.

Peg Koehn

August 4, 2014

Dear Sherri, Sharlene, and Shelli, It was always a pleasure to have your mother visit. She was kind and loving and always interested in everything our children were doing. We would go to ball games or antiquing or visit a friend. She loved to tell us all about her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She would say "I have three beautiful daughters...and one little boy". We loved her dearly and will miss her visits. Much love, Don and Peg

August 4, 2014

To Carrie, We were coworkers and good friends. I valued your friendship. Be it lunch or trips to Arrowhead, Joshua Tree, figure skating, country music concerts, shopping @ the factory outlets etc. we had great times together. You were a caring, loving friend. Will miss you so much.
Doris McKinley Brost

Melanie (Wheeler) Trotter

August 3, 2014

My Grandmother Carrie was called home to heaven. She was an incredible woman with the sweetest smile and most caring heart..

She spent her life helping others as an amazing nurse. I remember her in her uniform quite often as a child. It was so fun to visit her at work and get a lollipop. My favorite gift was my own nurses kit that she lovingly made me for xmas. I had a real nurses cap, a stethescope and a smock that she embroidered my name on. Grandma carried that tradition on with other grandkids as well. Several family members including children and grandchildren followed her into nursing careers.

I have so many wonderful memories of growing up with her in the family built home. She always made a big bowl of cherry jello for my sister and I when we came to visit. I will never forget the fun times we had at grandmas house, gathering eggs,feeding the farm animals, riding horses in the fields long before the tract homes went in!! The holiday celebrations and the family gathered around the big dinner table.

Rest in Peace dear Grandma Carrie, you are so loved and will be soooo missed!!! I hope that Great Grandpa Pop & Grandpa Wilbur were there to greet you when you arrived. xoxoxoxo All of our love to you Grandma forever!!!!

August 2, 2014

Aunt Juanita,
I remember all of the great times I had with you and my cousins, while visiting California. It was always fun riding horses and going to the beach. You took all of us to Disneyland for the first time, which was the highlight of the summer for me. My son and I also had a great time when we drove from Phoenix to Halstead, and stopped at several of the trading posts along the way. You were always so much fun to be around.
Jeff Brandenberger

Patrick Greeson

August 1, 2014

Dear Aunt Juanita, I will always remember the times when I was young and my parents brought us to your place for the weekend. It was a thrill for three young boys from the city to feed the animals. You were a very kind and patient had to be to put up with three rambunctious boys as well as your three daughters. :) You will be missed in this world.

Sherry Vasquez

August 1, 2014

You were a wonderful mom. You raised three beautiful, loving daughters in which I am blessed to share such a wonderful friendship with my best friend of 40 years Shelli (your youngest daughter). You were such a sweet and kind person and will be missed by everyone that knew you. I know your loving memories will stay with your family and loved ones and you will be in their hearts forever as they think of you. May peace be with you as you look down at us from heaven. Love, Sherry Vasquez and family

Richard DeWayne Holland III

July 28, 2014

Dear Grandma,
I miss your presence here on earth. But I am blessed to know that God is taking care of you up in Heaven. You were such a selfless person and I can't wait until the day we meet again!! I love you Grandma!

July 28, 2014

Loel and I will always remember the wonderful visits we had with you. We had so much fun on our trips to Kansas. You were always a wonderful sister, sister-in-law, and aunt to our family. We will miss you and love you.