George W. Wheatley, 1915-2010
June 1, 2010
George W. Wheatley, 95, of Windsor died at his home on May 27, 2010. He was born on May 3, 1915, to George R. Wheatley and Bessie E. Sampson in Kremmling. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1935-1939. On Sept. 28, 1939, he married Lillian Cox in Idaho Springs.
He worked for the North American Aviation Company in California before moving to the Kremmling area where he ranched for 20 years. They then moved to Fort Collins where he worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 19 years before retiring in Windsor. George enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles and attended the Evangelical Free Church in Windsor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, and 1 brother. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Lillian Wheatley of Windsor; daughters, Zee Sala of Windsor, Roma Lee (Steve) Novakovich of Windsor, and Roxanne (Tom) Zahller of Cody, Wyo.; brothers, Douglas Wheatley of Hotchkiss, and Kenneth Wheatley of Kremmling; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at the Evangelical Free Church in Windsor. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Samaritan’s Purse in care of Resthaven Funeral Home, 8426 S Hwy 287, Fort Collins, CO 80525. Family and friends may view the online obituary, sign the guestbook, and send their condolences at http://www.resthavencolorado.com.