She was born June 18, 1924, in Dietrich, Idaho, to Adrian and Celestina Berriochoa.
As a freshman she moved to Mullan, Idaho, and met the ³one and only² love of her life, Tom. They married Feb. 13, 1943, and had 43 years of marriage before Tom passed away in 1986. They moved to Mountain Home in 1949.
She was a homemaker and babysat until her youngest started to school and then she went to work for the Mountain Home School District as a cook. In the 1980s she worked in the circulation department for the Mountain Home News. In 1991 she moved to Meridian with her daughter. She worked as a hostess at Express Café for a few years which she enjoyed very much and met many, people.
She was a member of Holy Apostles Catholic Church. She was very active at the Meridian Senior Center.
Other than the love she had for her family, she loved watching NASCAR and the Boise State Broncos.
She is survived by her sons: Tom Wheeler, Jr. (Vada), of Otis Orchards, Wash.; Gib (Leianne) Wheeler and daughter Mary Wheeler of Meridian; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren.
She is also survived by her two brothers and two sisters and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She recently had the pleasure of meeting a first cousin from Mexico City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom, her parents, one brother, Val, and one sister, Ellen.
To send condolences to the family you can visit www.accentfuneral.com or by mail to 700 E. Fairview Ave. #200, Meridian, ID 83642.