Ellen Hudson Wheeler


Ellen Hudson Wheeler, age 93, passed away of natural causes on Oct. 12, in Evanston.

Ellen was born April 9, 1924, in Evanston, the daughter of John P. and Loretta Reece Hudson. She married Edwin Wheeler on Sept. 7, 1946.

Ellen will be remembered for a life of hard work and service. Before WWII, Ellen was employed as a clerk-typist at the Union Pacific Reclamation Plant, and she was later a secretary for Evanston’s first radio station. Ellen was privileged to work in the grocery business with the love of her life for more than 40 years.

She was active in the Uinta County Extension Program, Cub Scouts, library board, and Evanston Study Club. As a member of the LDS church, she served in all auxiliaries during her lifetime and will be remembered especially as a teacher.

Although busy with work, Ellen placed a great deal of value on fun and intellectual development. Ellen was a member of a bridge club for more than 60 years, and her artistic talents with furniture refinishing and many types of needlework — much of which she shared with family and friends — will always be remembered.

Ellen was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years; her parents; and one sister, Muriel Bloomfield.

She is survived by her brother, Bruce (Kathy) Hudson; her two sons and their wives, Dan (Mardi) Wheeler of Evanston and Dale (Vickie) Wheeler of Orange County, California; her five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Ellen devoted her life to her family. “Her love was a lesson in living; her life was a lesson in love.”

Per the family’s wishes, cremation has already taken place. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Online condolences may be given at crandallfhevanston.com.

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